The 1960s and 1970s were undoubtedly the golden eras of American automobile manufacturing. The decade birthed a plethora of very elegant and high-performance vehicles from a variety of US-based brands, including what we now call muscle cars. As far as everyone is concerned, a muscle car has to be American and have a large V8 engine, and it also has to be affordable, rear-wheel-drive, and originate from a time when people lived a quarter-mile at a time (even if they've never heard of Vin Diesel).
While new cars are appealing, the charm of some old automobiles is difficult to match. Celebrities have the means to buy new, high-end vehicles, right? Even they get the temptation to get these classic muscle automobiles. Some of these vehicles are quite valuable and unique, and the celebrities take immense satisfaction in touring them.
Celebrity automobiles also reveal information about the personalities of our favorite actors and reality TV stars. Some stars love the elegance of historic automobiles. While others want luxury and power, with cars capable of reaching speeds of far over 200 mph. Fortunately, some stars are participating in buying and conserving muscle cars to show their actual enthusiasm for autos. Look around to see who is in charge of what. Here are ten celebs who are frequently seen in town driving their iconic muscle vehicles.
10 Ford Falcon XB Coupe - Eric Bana
Eric Bana, an Australian superstar, has had a lifelong fascination for racing. Despite the fact that he frequently drives a practical vehicle, his 1974 Ford Falcon XB holds a special place in his heart. Eric stated in an interview that he had always coveted a Ford Falcon coupe since seeing one of the most renowned races back in Australia.
At a period when the Mustang and the GTO were hugely popular and important automobiles, the car was often overlooked. Props to the actor to choose this amazing beast as his car of choice.
9 1970 Plymouth Superbird - John Cena
WWE superstar John Cena has the automobile collection you'd expect from a giant wall of muscle who makes a living smashing other heavyweight wrestlers. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird is one of his coolest muscle vehicles.
This Superbird, along with Cena's 1969 Dodge Daytona, showcases his interest in NASCAR history. Despite the fact that the Superbird wasn't a huge hit at the time. Collectors and enthusiasts have come to enjoy and respect it in subsequent years, making it a collector's classic.
8 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda & 1970 Dodge Charger - Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart has a SpeedKore-built carbon-fiber 1970 Dodge Charger titled Hellraiser. The Hellephant's supercharged 7.0-liter V8 engine produces 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque. The Hellraiser is the "pinnacle" of Speedkore's design and engineering, justifying the usage of the Hellephant crate engine, which is currently sold out.
Kevin also used to own a 1970 Hemi Cuda, which got destroyed in a crash in 2019 but was one of Hart's favorite cars before that. The world still regards the Hemi Cuda as one of the most popular muscle vehicles on the market today.
7 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus' ex-husband, is already a hottie, but adding a classic 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 to the equation, and the Australian star became even sexier! Liam is frequently spotted driving his 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1, which he still owns.
His Mustang Mach-1 is a limited-edition variant that Ford released following the first model's success. This car used to cost roughly $3,000, but the 2021 Mach 1 will set you back around $50,000.
6 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray - Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.'s portrayal of playboy billionaire genius Tony Stark has made him the symbol of the Marvel Universe for decades. Turns out, the Iron Man prefers to drive his 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Painted in Glen Green.
Many collectors throughout the world consider this a dream automobile. Downey did not go crazy with this car; he simply restored it, tweaked the motor, and changed the wheels. Robert not only collects exotic cars, but he also enjoys having them in his garage, where people of all ages may admire them.
5 1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible - Justin Timberlake
Anywhere in Hollywood, if you take a swing, you'll strike a star with a large automobile collection. Justin Timberlake is one of them. Among the vehicles in Timberlake's collection, his 1967 Pontiac GTO is one of his favorites.
Timberlake was so enamored with the Pontiac GTO that his character drove in Clint Eastwood's Trouble With the Curve that he had to get one for himself. The GTO is one of the most costly antique cars on the market.
4 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 - Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey adores the vintage Chevrolet that his girlfriend Camila Alves gave him for his 40th birthday, as it was his childhood dream car. The Camaro's distinctive black paint job and t-tops make it one of the decade's most appealing coupes.
This Camaro fit right in with him, thanks to his laid-back demeanor and taste for fashion. The second-generation Camaro has the distinct advantage of remaining a reasonably priced vehicle.
3 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger & 'Lawman' Boss 429 Mustang - Bill Goldberg
Goldberg's collection of classic automobiles is still considered one of the best in the country. The legendary wrestler has several highly sought-after muscle cars. He owns the famed 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 "Lawman" dragster.
It's got an automatic transmission, a 7-liter V8 supercharged behemoth with close to 1000 horsepower. This is one of very few bosses 429s, with an automatic transmission. In addition, there's a 1969 Dodge Hemi Charger. The model who reintroduced the brand to the public eye.
2 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible - Lisa Bonet
While Jason Momoa's tough-guy persona is excellent for movies, he's a gentleman, as proven by the fantastic gift he recently gave his wife at that time, Lisa Bonet. Momoa decided to take matters into his own hands and save her wife's automobile.
He drove it to Las Vegas-based custom automotive maker Divine 1 Customs. He had it restored to its original state. Lisa, as expected, was even more smitten with his Mustang than before, and the restoration wowed her. Jason and Lisa, on the other hand, have separated.
1 1965 Shelby Cobra (And Too Many Others) - Jay Leno
If there's one gearhead that we'd have to call the king of all gearheads, it's probably Jay Leno. Jay is well-known for his love of automobiles, and he has amassed quite a collection thanks to his wealth. Because of a thriving replica industry, the Shelby Cobra is a familiar sight at car exhibitions.
However, original models are extremely uncommon these days. This episode of Jay Leno's Garage features a 1965 Shelby 427 Cobra, which is even more exotic than most. They made only 23 competition models. Driving the car, Jay explains, is like driving a hand grenade and "a lot of fun."