Famous musicians may spend much of their time on tour buses, private planes, or in the backs of limos, but that has never stopped them from investing in often-extravagant car collections. Today, we’ve decided to take a look at five of our favorite cars from some of our favorite musicians.
Bruce Springsteen – 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
Purchased in 1975, presumably after the success of “Born To Run,” the Boss himself got his hands on this classic American sports car. It’s undoubtedly the perfect car for a musician whose songs surround the American way of life, the working class, and, of course, cars. Springsteen loved this car so much that it was featured on various album and single sleeves throughout his career.
Lady Gaga – 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III
Singer and songwriter Lady Gaga is known for her bold and expressive style, and by the looks of her blood red 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III, it seems as if her tastes have translated to her automotive choices. Although Lady Gaga has had vehicles like the Lincoln MKZ and Mercedes-Benz GL405 in her car collection, we think the Rolls-Royce Corniche III best fits her personality. After some years of ownership, Lady Gaga decided to get rid of it, donating the money to those in need. The Corniche III was auctioned off in 2014, and all proceeds went to MusiCares, an organization that provides financial, medical, and personal assistance to musicians.
Drake – 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8
Any Drake fan knows he’s a huge car enthusiast and has been since his time on the beloved teen show Degrassi, when he owned a 2004 Acura TSX. Although Drake loves purchasing the most expensive, high-profile sports cars on the market, we think the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 is our favorite. A similarly styled version was featured in his video for the song, “Started From the Bottom,” but Drake’s personal vehicle featured a different wheel design and grille, as well as vents on the hood. We have to admit even we’d roll through the blistering Canadian winter in a super luxury convertible as sleek as the Continental GTC V8.
Travis Barker – Custom 1954 Cadillac
Known mostly as the heavily tattooed guy viciously playing the drums in the band Blink 182, Travis Barker is also very into classic cars and customizing them to his exact liking. One that glowingly stands out is his custom 1954 Cadillac. Barker’s take on the ‘50s classic is one that cannot be missed. It’s been given a golden metallic paint job, and it even looks like the front and rear wheel wells have been significantly lowered, which might pose some problems if he takes it over any high curbs or driveways.
Neil Young – LincVolt
It makes sense that Neil Young transformed his 1959 Mark IV Lincoln Continental into a hybrid vehicle —which cost him more than $100,000 dollars — because the legendary singer-songwriter is a vocal environmental activist. Dubbed the “LincVolt,” Young’s Lincoln Continental transformation spun into a clean automobile effort to, according to the LincVolt website, “inspire a generation by creating a clean automobile propulsion technology.” In 2010, however, the LincVolt caught on fire while it was charging, but has since been fully restored.
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