Celebrities can afford a lavish lifestyle and their cars are a big part of it, however, some celebrities have made an exception to this rule. They may own some lavish cars, but their collections also have some ordinary ones. They may keep these vehicles because of sentimental reasons, driving comfort, or simply because they do not want to attract attention, but it is interesting that many have owned them for years.
Let’s have a look at some celebrity cars that standout because they are an odd choice for a rich personality.
Actor and director Clint Eastwood, who has made a name for himself in Hollywood, is often seen driving GMC Typhoon. The limited-edition SUV was built only during 1992 and 1993 making it rare, however, it is not worth more than $20,000. The vehicle does have an impressive acceleration as it can go from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds.
The actor is often spotted driving his Ford Bronco which is a suitable car for those who like strong engines, but it does depreciate very quickly. Farrell is a household name in Hollywood, and he has made millions acting in several blockbusters. Yet, the actor stays loyal to his mid-90s Ford Bronco. He reportedly has a net worth of $30 million yet he keeps this fifth-generation Bronco which is in excellent condition.
With several blockbusters under his belt, the Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio can afford absolutely any car. However, the actor is a known advocate of saving the environment which explains his Toyota Prius. The hybrid is known to be a trendsetter in the eco-friendly automobile industry. Although the star has some expensive cars, he is often spotted by the paparazzi in this budget-friendly vehicle.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Hanks has starred in many successful Hollywood movies. The Forrest Gump actor is undoubtedly a multimillionaire with an estimated net worth of $350 million. Hanks still drives his Scion xB which was modified by him. The model owned by him has an electric engine. Although the vehicle is valued at around $15,000 the modification can add value to the vehicle up to $55,000. There are several better models for electric vehicles, yet it is unclear why Hanks chose this car.
Comedian and actor David Spade has had success in his career as well, yet the actor drove around in his 1987 Buick Grand National. He later sold the vehicle for $33,000 and made around $9,000 worth of repairs before selling. He owned the vehicle for 12 years and finally sold it in 2017.
Making a name for herself through the Hunger Games franchise, actor Jennifer Lawrence is now one of the highest-paid actors. Although she can purchase any vehicle she likes, the star is seen driving her $35,000 Volkswagen Eos. The vehicle comes equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that can produce 200 horsepower.
The former NSYNC member and famous solo artist also make it to the mix with his unusual car. The “Cry me a river” singer has a fourth-generation Volkswagen Jetta that only has a starting price of $16,000. The singer, on the other hand, has an estimated net worth of over $230 million.
The Harry Potter famed actor has a fortune to his name, so it comes as a surprise that he too was spotted in an economy car. The actor owns a Fiat Punto that he purchased on his 18th birthday for approximately $ 17,000. It seems like an odd purchase by the actor when he can buy better and extravagant cars. But it seems that he has invested his fortune in other places such as real estate.
The High School Musical famed actor and singer Zac Efron now has many better films to his credit. The actor has made a name for himself, yet he held on to his 1999 Oldsmobile Alero for several years before he auctioned it off. Fortunately, he later purchased an Audi A8 for himself.
Singer and musician, Lilly Allen also seems to prefer keeping a low profile when it comes to cars as she is often spotted driving in her Ford Focus. Her bright green sedan is worth approximately $16,000.
The stand-up comedian and late-night show host, Jay Leno is a car enthusiast with an impressive collection to his name, 250 cars to be exact. The car collection is worth over $50 million. Yet, it is interesting that he also owns a rather ordinary vehicle. The comedian has a 1991 GMC Syclone which is equipped with a 4.3-litre V6 engine. The vehicle costs around $26,000 which is not a lot for the multimillionaire. The vehicle also is not extraordinary and only 3000 units were produced.
Braveheart famed Mil Gibson is also among these rich celebrities with his sixth-generation Toyota Cressida which is only a few hundred dollars. The actor likes to drive around in this car and is often photographed by paparazzi.
The late-night show host drives a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO which is not only old but not very classy. The simple-looking car is only worth a few hundred dollars.