The stand-up comic, who still tours the country performing when he isn't in his Big Dog auto shop in Burbank, Los Angeles, says he enjoys the balance of manual and mental labor. This car is considered the best car ever made. This car debuted in 1966 and was one of the first front-wheel-drive cars made in the U.S. Leno's Toronado is souped up with a more powerful engine and rear-wheel drive. On an exclusive tour of the comedian's Los Angeles garage filled with hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles, Leno said that living as a teenager in rural Massachusetts,  driving a car was his only way to experience freedom and get his kicks. Submit a correction suggestion and help us fix it!

I think the heart is healthiest when the head and the hands work together. The Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren is one of the most expensive cars around. The original Ford GT debut at Le Mans in 1966 and won the race. Pictured: A 1970 Dodge Challenger GT gifted to Leno by singer Garth Brooks. © 2020 Celebrity Net Worth / All Rights Reserved, © 2015 Celebrity Net Worth / All Rights Reserved. Pictured: General views of Lamborghini's in Leno's collection. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The turbine engine was an experiment by Chrysler that tried to eliminate the need for regular gas and pistons.

He doesn't see himself as their owner, he considers himself more of a steward. This car is powered by a tank engine and weighs several thousand pounds. Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? In total, his automobile collection is valued at over $100 million. The EcoJet has more than 700 horsepower. There aren't many left today, but Leno has one! Despite passing retirement age, Leno says he's too busy working to go on any long road trips with his classic cars, though he enjoys a drive up to Angeles Crest above Los Angeles. Most people who know him will tell you that one of the things he enjoys doing is maintaining his cars. It's worth nearly $1 million. Fifty years later, two GTs finished first and third in the legendary race. Pictured: Leno posing with a Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle.

The 69-year-old comedian and renowned car collector now hosts his own car TV show, Jay Leno's Garage, but he started out in Andover, Massachusetts with a humble 1934 Ford. Back then most motorcycles barely went 60 mph - these went over 100 mph. An unrestored 300SL was auctioned in 2014 for the same price as Leno's fully restored car is worth. Pictured: Leno's Mercer Type 35J 'Raceabout' that was the first mass dual purpose sports/race car produced in the pre-WW1 era. The Koenigsegg Trevita goes from zero to 60mph in less than three seconds and can hit a speed of up to 254mph. Sources say that Jay Leno’s garage collection has over 150 motorcycles and 170 cars. They were a thing of legend in books and stories'. The GT is a supercar. 1906 Stanley Steamer Vanderbilt Cup Racer. It has a top speed of 216mph and gets 11 miles to the gallon. Leno drives his McLaren P1 regularly. This top-of-the-line sports car goes from zero to 60 in less than three seconds. Let's take a look at 15 of his more special (and expensive) cars from the least expensive to the most expensive. The appeal of his vehicles can vary, from speed to beauty – or bestial power, he said. He brings a unique perspective to his car collection. Leno's Lagonda is a replica of the classic car. The stand-up comic, who still tours the country performing when he isn't in his Big Dog auto shop in Burbank, Los Angeles, says he enjoys the balance of manual and mental labor. It's his job to care for these vehicles so that future generations have access to them. Leno said: 'I just like the mechanicalness of driving. He's got a collection of more than 180 cars and 160 motorcycles that's worth at least $50 million… probably closer to $100 million, including a $12 million McLaren F1. Leno said he bought his latest car, the 189th in his collection, about three months ago because the 19ft by 11ft 1958 Lincoln Continental III (pictured) was 'the most obnoxious automobile possible'. Leno explained: 'It's an M47 Patton Tank engine, it weighs five tonnes, it's ridiculous. 'Every time he gets near it he's like ''oh I just love that car, it's just like the terminator, it's fantastic'''. You're not going to find many cars older than this. McLaren only made 107 F1s over a handful of years. Jay Leno's Cars: See Some Of The Most Interesting Vehicles From Jay Leno's Garage, Jay Leno's Car: Not Your Everyday Retirement Vehicle, Jay Leno Has "Never Touched A Dime" Of His 'Tonight Show' Money, Jay Leno Purchases Famous Seafair Estate For $13.5 Million. Among the comedian's scores of vintage bikes is the world's largest collection of British Brough Superior motorcycles, popularized by Colonel Thomas Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.

Pictured: A 1967 Lamborghini Miura once owned by Dean Martin. Leno's garage manager, 54-year-old John Pera, revealed another star was close to the Big Dog garage. The EcoJet runs on biodiesel fuel and it can go so fast it can blow out a window. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Early numbers suggest domestic violence homicides may be on the rise around the country, The fascinating history of the drive-thru, Jay Leno gave Daily Mail an exclusive tour of his impressive collection of 189 cars and 168 motorcycles – some worth millions of dollars apiece. Working through college in Boston at a Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Mercedes-Benz dealer, Leno began hunting down bargains on classic cars and renovating them to their former glory. He keeps all of his vehicles in his 122,000-square-foot garage in Burbank, California. Leno wanted to build an American car that runs on 100% biofuel, was cruelty-free, and had paint that had no negative impact on the environment.

He bought the property that serves as his garage in 1991. Only a few of these cars still exist today and Leno has one of them. Donald Trump also owns one. Leno said of the bikes: 'These cost as much as a house back in the 1920s. Leno's Trevita is one of only two in the world. The model is the fastest accelerating production model ever produced and comes with 'Ludicrous mode' able to sprint the car from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. The fastest car Leno currently owns and uses as his everyday runaround is this Tesla Model S P100D. It's good to know that he enjoys the cars he owns rather than just collecting them. The motor is a turbine that is usually used in helicopters. At the time, it was 17,000 square feet. I was there yesterday, I drove up to the snow line,' Leno said. The comedian said one monstrous vehicle (pictured) specially made from a Cold War-era tank engine was a particular favorite of his friend, Terminator star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He even still has his very first car, a Buick Roadmaster, that he still drives from time to time.

'These were the pinnacle of motorcycle engineering back in the day,' Leno explained. Only 741 Lamborghini Miuras were ever made.


They were loud and not at all efficient so Chrysler discontinued the experiment. Leno personally took delivery of this car from builder Christian von Koenigsegg. 'This is Schwarzenegger's favorite car. It's actually quite powerful.
He's expanded it over the years to meet his needs. Leno is now the proud owner of 189 cars and 168 motorcycles – some worth millions of dollars apiece. Arnold loves it,' Leno said, mimicking the bodybuilder's German accent. A custom-made vehicle known as 'The Rocker car' is also part of Leno's vast car collection.

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