Donald Trump’s Most Unusual Car Collection
Donald Trump is estimated to be worth approximately 4.5 Billion dollars, so what kind of cars does a man this wealthy own? You will be surprised to find out that among his Rolls Royce’s and Mercedes, there are some odd cars that most folks would never guess that he has in his collection. A few cars in his exquisite collection come with some great stories as well.
Let’s take a look at the cars this Billionaire has in his possession: (Let’s begin with the most obvious)
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – In the early 2000’s, this was the pinnacle of high-dollar sports cars; it carries the names “Benz” and “McLaren”, so what more could you ask for? 2003 was the first year they produced this sleek-looking sport coupe and was limited to only 370 cars. Its V8 engine cranked out a whopping 617 horsepower and 575 lb. ft. of torque. Those are still very impressive numbers. With a price tag of over $450,000, this car is sure to be a good investment.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 – When your name is Trump, you have to set the bar high, you want everyone to be envious of you and the cars you own. Such is the case for the S600, it is perhaps the most incredible car he owns due to the James Bond-type safety features it comes equipped with: the ability to withstand small arms fire or small explosive devices, self-sealing gas tank, and state-of-the-art alarm system. The 6.0 liter V12 engine pumps out over 500 horsepower and 523 lb. ft. of torque mated to a seven speed torque-converter automatic transmission. And if you think this big heavy land barge is slow, I beg to differ: zero to 60 mph is reported to be 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud – It’s reported that this car was one of the first cars that Donald Trump ever owned. Because of his great love for the Rolls Royce brand and this type being so special, the story goes that he had Rolls to build him one just like his original car. After all, it’s not every day you see one of these cruising down the road, but if you do, it always causes you to look twice! They just don’t make them like this anymore…..that is unless your last name is Trump and you ask the factory to build you one.
2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom – Rumor has it that Trump actually drives this one some himself. With a starting price before any custom options are added of $500,000, you can bet he rides in style. The Phantom is truly the ultimate luxury sedan, however it has an 8-speed transmission and a 6.75 liter V12 engine with a respectable 453 horsepower. In case Mr. Trump wants to get to one of his luxury towers in a hurry, the car will scat from zero to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. For a car that weighs nearly 6000 pounds and almost 20 feet long, that is pretty impressive speed.
2011 Chevy Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car – Its fast and it’s as American as Apple pie right? This car comes with an interesting story…..it was reported that Mr. Trump was supposed to drive this car in the 100th Indianapolis 500, however, due to a scheduling conflict he could not make it and was replaced by AJ Foyt (a great replacement choice). GM only built 500 of these replicas to match the 1969 edition that also paced the Indy 500, but this model comes equipped with a much more powerful 6.2 liter V-8 rated at 426 horsepower.
24-Karat Gold Orange County Chopper – Donald had this bike commissioned, but I have to ask….why? Is it just a show piece or does he actually ride this around? I’d say that to him this is a like a die-cast model that we go to a superstore and buy to sit in a curio cabinet…just for looks. Or perhaps he bought it as an investment, since these custom one-off choppers can fetch a hefty price, and surprisingly do hold their value.
1993 Cadillac Allante` – Last but not least, this Cadillac was the last model made for the Allante` line and featured a 4.6 liter Northstar engine producing only 295 horsepower, however, it was more about style than speed. The ‘93 Allante` was chosen to be the pace car for the 76th Indy 500 race. There were many new and advanced technology options built into this car, but it just does not seem to have the elegance and class that you come to expect from Donald Trump. These cars were designed and manufactured in Italy and the styling reflects the Pininfarina influences, which may have been a reason for this car making the ‘Trump Collection’.
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