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Does anybody own an "ex-celebrity" car?

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  1. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

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    I've been subscribing to many Automobile magazines through the years,especially DuPont Registry and Hemmings Motor News. Always see ads in DuPont for some place in Florida that consistently has Ferrari's and Lambo's For Sale that were "previously owned by Rod Stewart". Also saw an ad in Hemmings a few years back,selling a Red 328,"previously owned by Jon BonJovi". Also,several ads in both,selling cars "previously owned by members of Aerosmith". And I was just wondering if any of our fellow FChatters own any of these cars. There was a Blue 308 For Sale at a place near my house,years ago,advertised as "previously owned by Billy Gibbons of Z.Z.Top". The car didn't sell any faster than one that wasn't a "celebrity car". But,I still think that it would be interesting to own one...depending on the celeb.
     
  2. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    What's celebrity ownership worth anyways ?

    Don Johnson's copy cat Barracuda (non-number matching car small block car dressed up to look like a Hemi) pulled $100K over the "real money" at Barret Jackson the other year. Then again, internet stocks also traded at a bazillion times PE ratios too.
     
  3. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

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    Yeah. I saw that on Speedvision earlier this year. A "regular" Barracuda,dressed up to look like a real Hemi 'Cuda,fetching just as much $$ as a real Hemi 'Cuda would get! Ridiculous! But,ofcouse,it would really depend on the car and the celeb. A 60's 250GT or something owned by Peter Sellers,for example,could be cool. Or a 308 owned by Tom Selleck. But,an Escalade owned by some bling bling rapper would be worthless to me.
     
  4. BWS550

    BWS550 Wants to be a mod

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    I RAN A THREAD ABOUT THE SAME MATERIAL HERE AND GOT SOME GREAT RESPONSES..

    MY TR WAS ORIGINALLY OWNED BY FRANK STALLONE, SLYS BROTHER...NO BIG DEAL AND HE PUT 2000 MILES ON IT IN 7 YEARS...THANKS FRANK..

    REGARDS,
    BRUCE
     
  5. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

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    Thanks Bruce! Yeah,I just thought that it's a "neat" thing,thats all.It just makes your car a little more special,(for the owner,anyway!) if it has a "celebrity history". Nice thing to "go along with" the car. And,it surely depends on what the buyer wants,and how important both the car,and the "celebrity" are to THEM. Take the Don Johnson 'Cuda reference below. I would have never,EVER paid that kind of money for that car. I mean,I like Don Johnson and all. But,over a hundred grand for a not even original,plain old Barracuda,let alone not even a genuine,numbers matching Hemi 'Cuda,is insane...to me,anyway! But,to the guy that did,it was "worth it" to him,and thats all that matters. ANd...there will ALWAYS be someone else that feels the same!
     
  6. Dave330gtc

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    I think celebrity ownership of your car is a novelty only and not worth much of anything unless of course your car is the car that Paris Hilton is sitting in in the other thread.
     
  7. vincent355

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    I'm a celebrity....buy my car!


    Bruce,

    didn't you turn the TR into a sweet racer?

    Vincent.
     
  8. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

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    I'm fighting tooth and nail to acquire an ex-Steve McQueen car...does that count? Nah, didn't think so, but I get an A for effort...right?

    Vincent is definitely a celebrity. If you can't pony up the cash for his car I have a used napkin he wiped his mouth with that I can sell you.

    Cheers
     
  9. vincent355

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    Nice to know I have at least one fan! :)

    Seriously though, I've never been impressed by celebrity cars unless they are of historical significance. Then you own a piece of history and not some car that some shmo on the big screen or rapper thrashed a few times.

    Vincent.
     
  10. FerrariFrank1

    FerrariFrank1 F1 Rookie

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    Thats what I was looking for. A REAL celebrity,(Johnny Cash,Steve McQueen,Mario Andretti,Richard Petty,Dale Earnhardt, Paul McCartney,Real Rock stars,Movie stars,Racers,etc... You know,someone REALLY COOL. Not the guys that are out now.) I could care less if someone has Ben Allfleck's Bentley,or,Busta's Lambo.
     
  11. BigDog

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    i wouldn't mind having Busta's Lambo... granted i wouldn't want to pay for it... :D

    but if he was to say give it to me... why not!? :)
     
  12. andrewg

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    Rod Stewart must have kept Lamborghini in business as there are quite a few Countach's and Diablos advertised in the UK as ex rod stewart, funny as it would put me off buying one
     
  13. ryalex

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    You'd have a hard time getting the pot smell out of the leather.
     
  14. BigDog

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    i'll put in the elbow work if he gives it to me :)
     
  15. Prugna 328

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    Saw an interesting spot in one of the magazines. A Mondial that had been owned by Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell sold at auction and when the sale was being written up a big rat jumped out from under the seat and went under the dash. Could you imagine how funny it would have been if it jumped out while Goldie was driving. Or how sad because she probably would have wrecked it.
     
  16. Glassman

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    That raises an interesting point about pre 1960 cars. You are almost guaranteed celebrity ownership!!!
    Bill
     

  17. Haha That one was to funny.
     
  18. TestShoot

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    I had a friend buy a car from Robert Downey Jr. We joked about police drug sniffing dogs, and him having to get the car gutted to make sure there were no surprises. Hollywood ya know
     
  19. zjpj

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    I would actually think of celebrity ownership as a turn off. I mean, I would think that they would take less care of it than a "normal" user. I think it should take money off value, personally.
     
  20. zff

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    My car is almost an ex-celebrity car. The original owner has some level of infamy... mostly just in my state... and mostly several years ago.

    I'm not gonna elaborate here, but it makes for interesting conversation when people ask me about my car.
     
  21. Exoticbro

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    I own a76 Porsche Turbo that was reputed to have
    been originally owned by a gentleman by the name
    of John Graves.
    My understanding is he owned a Porsche racing
    team in South FL.
    He is listed along with Hurley Haywood and another driver
    as the winners of the 1977 24 hrs. of Daytona.
    Does ths count as a celebrity?
    Also anyone from S.FL know of Mr. Graves.
     
  22. darth550

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    Here's a reach.......

    My build order was supposed to go to Hugh Hefner but Christy couldn't get her act together and choose her pallate!

    DL
     
  23. 134282

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    i once owned a Chevrolet Celebrity Station Wagon - does that count...? :)
     

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