Nicolas Cage’s Crazy Car Collection

nicolas cage car collection

Nicolas Cage is a pretty prolific actor, one with a multi-million-dollar car collection. That’s insane! From old Bugattis to modern Ferraris, Nick Cage has owned it all. And, unlike Gone In 60 Seconds, Cage didn’t have to boost any of these cars.

But, Cage still might’ve gotten in a bit of trouble with the law. How does that affect his stellar car collection? Wait and find out because, if you want to hear about Nicolas Cage’s multi-million-dollar car collection, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to take you through some of the coolest rides any celebrity has ever owned!

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB ($24 Million)

ferrari 250 gt lwb california spider

Nicolas Cage is a car guy through and through, so shouldn’t it surprise you that he has owned some of the rarest Ferrari models ever, like the Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider. The 250 GT LWB California Spider was made back in the late ’50s for people with more money than sense. It was made to help fund Ferrari’s racing program and, therefore, their street cars were made to be driven with motorsports in mind.

What makes this car so special is that there were only 51 LWB models ever made! Now, I know that you’re thinking that this car looks familiar. And, you’d be right, as the 250 GT LWB California Spider played an extensive role in the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But, instead of using one of the real cars, the production company used replicas. But not Nicolas Cage. His is 100% real! And it’s finished in a beautiful black exterior over super elegant handcrafted bodywork.

Sadly, he had to sell it, but he did so to the tune of $8.8 million! Now, not all of his cars are multi-million-dollar rare Italian supercars, but the Lamborghini Miura SVJ is definitely one of those cars.

1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ ($2.6 Million)

1971 lamborghini miura svj

The Lamborghini Miura is one of the prettiest and most legendary supercars of its time and the SVJ version takes what the Miura was good at and turns it up to 11! Depending on who you ask, either 5 or 7 Miura SVJs have ever been built, so it’s fair to say that it’s rare. And Nicolas Cage does like his fair share of rare cars.

The story of the Miura SVJ starts with the Lamborghini Jota, a one-off racecar developed by Bob Wallace, who raced Lamborghinis at the time. Unfortunately, the Jota never even saw a lap at a racetrack as it was crashed and burned before it got to stretch its legs on track. The Miura SVJ took what was good out of the Jota and packaged it all into a car made to tear up the streets.

Now, this next car is a total racecar through and through, the Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition is an absolute track terror.

1963 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition ($7.37 Million)

1963 jaguar e-type semi-lightweight

The one that Nicolas Cage owned, the E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition, was made for the sole attempt to dominate Ferrari on the racetrack. Not only did they make it quick, but it’s beautiful too as it’s based on one of the best-looking cars ever, the Jaguar E-Type!

Jaguar only made 12 of these racing thoroughbreds and Nicolas Cage was one very lucky man to be able to have owned one. They stuffed this tin can with a beefy 3.8-liter engine and a roll cage all from the factory! So, it’s fair to say that his E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition can move!

But, the same can’t be said about this next car. Rolls-Royce’s aren’t fast, especially ones made in 1935.

1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Coupe ($246,380)

1935 rolls royce phantom ii coupe

But, the 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Coupe wasn’t made for speed; it was made for class. And, let me tell you, it does have its fair share of class, even for today. Nicolas Cage’s Rolls is one of the rarest in his collection. There were only 19 Phantom II models as coupes, and only two of them were bodied by Hooper, a prestigious coachbuilder out of Westminster.

They outfitted this big-bodied coupe with some serious style. The trunk in the rear is outfitted from Louis Vuitton and stuffed with all the fixings for a 1930s picnic. Like most modern Rolls-Royces, this one from 1935 is almost silent, which is truly a feat because of its mammoth 7.0-liter six-cylinder engine.

If Cage’s ’35 Phantom II Coupe exudes class, then his 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante exudes exuberance.

1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante – ($852,500)

1938 bugatti type 57c atalante

This late ’30s Bugatti is almost as much of a piece of art as it is one of the coolest cars. The Type 57C Atalante was a two-seat supercharged beast best known for its beauty. But, the 3.3 liter inline 8 was plenty potent, pushing around 200 horsepower. The Type 57 is to Bugatti as to what the 250 is to Ferrari: the pinnacle.

Of course, the one-of-two Atlantic will fetch top dollar and the Atalante will always come in second. But Mr. Cage was able to get his hands on one of the 17 Atalantes ever built.

And, crazy enough, that wasn’t the only Bugatti that he’s been able to own. Nicolas Cage has also owned a 1951 Bugatti Type 101C Coupe Antem.

1951 Bugatti Type 101C Coupe Antem ($990,000)

1951 bugatti type 101 antem

World War II had left Bugatti’s Molsheim factory in ruins. Most of the Bugatti designers and engineers had been killed. Post-WWII wasn’t looking good for Bugatti and the horseshoe marque. But, in 1951, one more machine was rolled out. Developed from the 57, just six Type 101Cs were built and four different coachbuilders outfitted the cars.

Nicolas Cage’s car was exhibited at the 1951 Paris Salon de l’Automobile and later was bought by Bill Harrah, a Nevada hotel and casino tycoon who has owned over 1,000 crazy cars. It’s ironic how Cage picked up this car and an Oscar for the movie Leaving Las Vegas.

In another film called Primal, Cage plays a hunter who captures a rare white Jaguar. But, in real life, Cage captured an equally rare green one, a Jaguar D-Type.

1955 Jaguar D-Type ($7.1 Million)

1955 jaguar d-type

The Jaguar D-Type was made for the sole purpose of winning Le Mans, and it did in 1955, 1956, and 1957! Only 53 customer cars were ever made and, of course, Cage was lucky enough to be able to own one. But, sadly, he had to sell it off about a decade ago to pay off debts. Whoever bought it might want to take note of a quote from Primal:  “If you kill my cat, I’ll blow your head off.”

The same fate, unfortunately, was faced by more of his cars, like his 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster.

1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster ($332,528)

1955 porsche 356 pre-a speedster

The 356 was Porsche’s first-ever production car and the Pre-A is the earliest design. In Speedster form, Nicolas Cage was able to enjoy open-top rips up and down the Pacific Coast Highway where his Speedster was based out of.

The small, nimble, and lightweight design really made consumers fall in love with the 356. And, while it only had about 100 horsepower, it was still able to keep up with other supercars of the time and, today, it’s a classy cruiser.

The same can be said about Cage’s next car: the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet ($6.2 Million)

1958 ferrari 250 gt series 1

The Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet was built for cruising instead of racing, which I’m sure drove Enzo absolutely mad, but it was also made to fund his racing efforts. The completed car was one of the best Ferraris at the time, and they only made 40 of these beautifully crafted and handbuilt prancing horses.

One of these cars was sold to Ferruccio Lamborghini, who criticized how his 250 GT was manufactured and claimed that Ferrari had cut corners. Lamborghini, who at the time was a tractor manufacturer decided that he could build himself a better car. And, years later, Lamborghini came out with their first production car, the 350 GT.

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT ($726,000)

1965 lamborghini 350gt

Take a guess who owned their very own 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT. Yeah, Nicolas Cage. The 350 GT was a great attempt to outdo Ferrari. It was a grand tourer powered by a 3.5-liter V12, hence the name 350 GT. And that glorious V12 was able to propel the first Lambo to 60 miles per hour in just 6.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 158 miles per hour, which is impressive even nowadays!

Without Lamborghini’s start with the 350 GT, they would’ve never been able to produce the Diablo VT, which Nicolas Cage owned as well!

2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT ($274,900)

2001 lamborghini diablo vt

While most of Cage’s cars have been classy and understated, not all of them are that way. He must’ve wanted to go Running With The Devil because he ordered this Diablo from the factory in bright orange because his favorite movie is A Clockwork Orange. Cage got himself a very rare version too, a one-of-12 Alpine edition!

Sadly, like most of his other cars, he eventually had to sell it. But, the next owner decided to Drive Angry and wreck it! Like the Lamborghini Diablo, his Ferrari Enzo was definitely brash and bright.

2003 Ferrari Enzo ($643,330)

2003 ferrari enzo

Yeah, that’s right Nicolas Cage had an Enzo. And when it went for sale, the actor just had to have it. The Enzo has a ton of engineering, especially for its day. Not only was it inspired and developed by the F1 team, it even went a step beyond that. In F1, you weren’t allowed to use traction control and active aero, both of which the Enzo had.

And, of course, Ferrari only made 400 of these, or so they say. But, all the Enzos got the glorious 6.0-liter naturally aspirated V12 that screamed at high RPMs. Straight pipe one and it’s a whole nother level.

Essentially, the Enzo is one of Ferrari’s race cars, just tweaked for the street. And the late Enzo would’ve liked it that way too because he was all about racing and the road cars were just made to fund the race team. So, when he passed, the Ferrari engineers knew they had to do something special. And the result was one of the best cars of the 21st century nearly 20 years later!

Unfortunately, back in 2009, Nicolas Cage got in a back taxes scandal where he owed the IRS nearly $14 million! Cage had to not only sell nearly all of his cars, but his island, his two castles, his dinosaur skull, and more than a dozen mansions just to get the IRS off of his back. Ouch!! Be sure to check out Ideal Money for more classic money mistakes!

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