With 181 cars and 80 motorcycles in his collection, Jay Leno is one of the most highly recognizable and avid automobile collectors in the world. What’s most striking about Leno’s collection is the sheer number of different types of vehicles he chooses to acquire, restore, and maintain.
From a 1906 steam tractor to an incredibly expensive and rare McLaren F1, these are some of Jay Leno’s most unique, fun, and iconic automobiles. Wait until you see some of Jay Leno’s custom builds which you won’t find anywhere else.
The Iconic Lambourghini Conuntache
There are not many supercars as iconic as the Lamborghini Countach so it shouldn’t surprise anyone to know Jay’s Garage in Burbank, California features one of these truly breathtaking works of art in Ferrari’s iconic red.
This photo was taken on March 8, 2011. Jay Leno’s collection has continued to grow and now features a vast number of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and custom builds that any collector would love to call their own.
1906 Antique Steam Tractor
Jay’s Garage in Burbank, California is no stranger to classic automobiles and this 1906 antique steam tractor is perhaps one of the most strange and yet beautiful creations to grace the garage’s presence.
This fun creation requires 250 gallons of water to start, weighs 13 tons and has a top speed of 4MPH. It also has no brakes but instead uses only reverse gear for stopping. It’s perhaps the most unique automobile in Jay’s Garage.
Jay Leno’s McLaren P1
Jay Leno’s prized McLaren P1 is a supercar for the ages. Often considered by critics to be the greatest sports car ever made, this supercar comes with a $1.2 million price tag and very limited availability.
Jay Leno is a big fan of racing and has driven a pace car for NASCAR. The McLaren F1 definitely satisfies Leno’s need for speed with a 0-60MPH time of about three seconds flat.
Jay Leno Is No Stranger To Some Fun Custom Builds
As we noted, Jay Leno doesn’t just collect classic automobiles, he also drives some highly customized vehicles that seem to pop out from his own imagination.
This fun looking creation was debuted during the premiere of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” season 2. Leno pulled up in the vehicle on the backlot at Universal Studios in 2016. If you’re going to make an appearance, why not do it in something fun and unique.
Jay Leno’s Amazing Chrysler Turbine
The Chrysler Turbine vanished as quickly as it debuted in the 1960s. This futuristic car aimed to replace the piston engine with a turbine-powered car.
Jay Leno is the proud owner of this vehicle of which there were only 55 ever built. The car was rated at 300 hp and featured 425 lb-ft of torque, making it a contemporary to a modern 318-cubic-inch V8. Fun fact, with a few modifications, this car is capable of running on tequila and it did so at the request of Mexico’s former president.
Jay Leno And The Corvette Z06
The Corvette Z06 is an insanely powerful vehicle with 650-horsepower. It’s also the vehicle Jay Leno was pulled over in when he sped by a police officer during a cannon blast with product specialist Shad Balch.
Admittedly, Leno’s choice of Z06 is maybe the softest in the car’s lineup but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking power. With a price tag nearing $100,00 it’s a fun but not inexpensive choice in an automobile.
Jay Leno’s Red Vintage 1971 Citroën DS
The Citroën DS was manufactured by French automaker Citroën from 1955 to 1975 and it managed to sell 1,455,746 units. Jay Leno’s 1971 model is aerodynamic, futuristic, and innovative, everything that made the Citroën so well recognized and regarded.
The DS was a leader in handling and braking, even becoming the first mass-produced vehicle to feature disc brakes. The cars were designed by Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni with stylization and engineering helped along by French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre.
Jay Leno And The Jaguar C-X75 hybrid
The Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric concept car that was produced by the automaker in 2011. The vehicle features 778-horsepower and its batteries are recharged using two diesel-fed micro gas turbines in place of a standard conventional four-stroke engine.
Jaguar produced the car from 2013 to 2015. It was built using a compact, forced induction petrol engine combined with electric motors instead of the micro gas turbines which were featured in the original concept car. Jaguar planned to produce 250 of these vehicles but stopped short, citing a change in global economic concerns.
Jay Leno’s Mercedes SLR McLaren
The Mercedes SLR McLaren is a high-end sports car with a $500,000 price tag and Jay Leno owns one of these highly coveted supercars.
That type of cash will get you a 5.4-liter V7 with a bore x stroke of 97 mm x 92 mm and a compression ratio of 8.8:1. Throw in a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger that rotates at a maximum of 23,000 rpm while producing 0.9 bar (13 psi) of boost.
1909 Baker Electric Car
Jay Leno drove his 1909 Baker Electric car to the “Revenge Of The Electric Car” Premiere held at Landmark Nuart Theatre on October 21, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
The Baker Electric was well ahead of its time. This amazing piece of futuristic technology was capable of driving nearly 100 miles on a single charge. It only traveled at 22 miles per hour but along with some modern-day features, it was well ahead of its time.
Jay Leno And The 1924 Ace Motorcycle
Jay Leno might love his 1924 Ace Motorcycle but it also appears to be a little bit of a love-hate relationship. During this presentation of the bike, Leno said it can be difficult to control thanks to a unique design that features a hand shifter and feet operated dual rear brakes.
If you’re not familiar with the Ace brand it’s likely because the company only operated independently until 1927 when it was acquired by the Indian Motorcycle Company.
Jay Leno’s Ford Model T
One of our favorite aspects of Jay Leno’s collection is that he actually drives the vehicles he owns. In February 2008, Leno showed up in this Ford Model T at “A Wish for Animals” stand-up comedy night at the Laugh Factory.
The Ford Model T is one of the most famous cars of all-time so it’s no surprise Leno would own a meticulously restored version of this famous make and model.
Jay Leno’s Tank Car Is Unique And Powerful
Jay Leno showed up at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in this beautifully crafted custom vehicle. In true Leno style, it’s a one of a kind powerhouse you won’t find on a sales floor.
The “tank car” gets its name because of its build. This custom vehicle features a 30-liter V-12 Chrysler-build engine that derives from an M-47 Patton tank. It’s the kind of car that we’d love to take down a straightaway.