Fast N’ Loud is unarguably one of the best TV shows for petrolheads. It revolves around crazy project cars built by Gas Monkey Garage, a Dallas-based shop owned by Richard Rawlings.
In addition to having a world-renowned shop, Richard Rawlings is also the proud owner of his impressive private car collection. The owner of Gas Monkey Garage owns everything from prestigious modern supercars all the way to crazy hot rods from the 30s, vintage race cars, and even precious one-offs.
Lamborghini Aventador Huber Era
This insane Lamborghini Aventador is one of the latest additions to Richard Rawlings’ impressive garage. A quick peek is enough to understand that this isn’t a regular Aventador. It’s rather special, to say the least.
The base-level LP700-4 may have gotten a little outdated by now, hence Rawlings’ unit was fitted with a carbon fiber body kit from Huber Era. This 770-horsepower monstrosity is a truly bespoke, one-of-a-kind supercar.
Ford unveiled the GT, a sleek sports car inspired by the legendary Ford GT40 race car from the 60s, back in 2004. Production was limited to just 4038 examples worldwide, and Rawlings is among the lucky owners.
Naturally, the unit owned by Richard Rawlings is unlike any other GT out there. The previous owner crashed the car and ended up damaging its front end. While fixing it up, Rawlings decided to upgrade its powerplant by adding a 4.0L supercharger and performance camshafts.
Fans of Fast N’ Loud will probably remember a 2015 Ram 2500 that was Richard Rawlings’ daily driver. Earlier this year, the owner of Gas Monkey Garage decided it was high time for an upgrade. The Insane Ram TRX proved to be the perfect pick.
The 2021 Ram TRX is an insane 702-horsepower pickup truck that’s built for crazy off-roading action. Rawlings’ blacked-out unit ideally matches the aggressive styling of the truck.
1932 Ford Roadster
Richard Rawlings keeps emphasizing, that his ’32 Roadster is one of his favorite hot rods to date. Believe it or not, one of Rawlings’ favorite cars is not actually a product of Gas Monkey Garage! Instead, it was built by the Flat Out Speed Shop.
This gorgeous street rod packs a small-block Chevrolet V8 under the hood, mated with an automatic transmission. It’s easily one of the cleanest and sleekest-looking rods owned by Richard Rawlings.
1932 Ford 3 Window
By now, it should be pretty apparent that Richard Rawlings is a big fan of hot rods based on vintage automobiles from the 30s. After all, some of the most notable projects built by Gas Monkey Garage are incredible, over-the-top rat rods. It would only make sense for Rawlings to keep a few of them in his private collection, too.
Rawlings’ 1932 Ford 3 Window is unlike any other rat rod, though. It’s loaded with modern comfort features, such as A/C and a Bluetooth radio. Its loud V8 motor packs a punch, too.
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
A sweet Challenger SRT Demon is yet another powerful car owned by Richard Rawlings. At the time of its debut, it was the fastest production car in the world. Its 840-horsepower supercharged V8 can crank it up to 60 miles per hour in as little as 2.3 seconds.
Walking into a Dodge dealership and purchasing a brand new Demon would have been too simple for the owner of Gas Monkey Garage. Instead, he built his dream SRT Demon from three different units. The car lacks a VIN number as a result, hence it can never be homologated. It makes for an astounding race car, though.
Pontiac Trans Am
The fact that Richard Rawlings is a massive fan of Smokey and The Bandit is no secret. A part of his workshop is even dedicated solely to the famous movie starring Burt Reynolds. It would only make sense for Rawlings to own a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am.
Despite his love for Smokey and The Bandit, Rawlings’ Firebird is not an exact replica. Instead, the star of Fast N’ Loud owns a shiny red ’77 Trans Am.
1932 Ford 5-Window
A Ford 5-Window is yet another vehicle from the 1930s that’s owned by Richard Rawlings. Naturally, it’s a custom hot rod. Interestingly, this hot rod was not built in-house by Gas Monkey Garage. Instead, the project was completed by a friend of Rawlings.
This particular 5-Window was very sought-after and nearly impossible to get a hold of, but Richard Rawlings eventually managed to purchase it. It proudly sits as a part of his impressive car collection.
Rolls Royce Corniche
While modern luxury cars are indeed spectacular, nothing can beat a vintage Rolls Royce or Bentley. The owner of Gas Monkey Garage must think the same, as he happens to own a sleek Rolls Royce Corniche, a two-door luxury drop-top from the mid-80s.
The unit owned by Richard Rawlings is from 1986. Despite being over 3 decades old, his Corniche remains in pristine condition both inside and out. It’s a real jewel in his enormous automobile collection.
A brand new Ford GT is yet another modern supercar owned by the star of Fast N’ Loud. The previously mentioned first-gen unit must have not been enough, hence Rawlings decided to add a second-gen to his private collection as well.
The 2020 Ford GT makes anywhere between 647 and 700 horsepower from its 3.5L EcoBoost V6 motor, depending on the version. Production is strictly limited to just 250 units annually. It has been on the market since 2016 and remains one of the hottest modern supercars money can buy.
This may just be the rarest vehicle owned by the star of Fast N’ Loud, except for his custom hot rods of course. In fact, there is a great chance that you have never even heard of this quirky model built by Zimmer.
The Quicksilver is essentially a heavily modified Pontiac Fiero. Though it features a unique body, there are subtle design cues that are a dead giveaway that the Quicksilver is indeed based on a Fiero. Less than 200 units were built between 1984 and 1988, and coming across one today is next to impossible.
Ferrari 488 Spider
Although Richard Rawlings is undoubtedly a huge fan of hot rods and vintage vehicles, he could not resist purchasing at least a couple of flawless, modern supercars. A jaw-dropping Ferrari 488 Spider is just one of them.
This Italian supercar packs a 661-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 mounted behind the driver. The retractable roof is ideal for those hot summer days, too. His custom “Rawkstar” license plate surely makes his unit stand out from the rest.
1951 Ford “Fordillac”
Vintage American car enthusiasts are probably well aware of what a “Fordillac” is. Back in the 50s, car owners would take Cadillac’s powerful 331-cubic inch V8 motor and install it in Ford vehicles. That’s how the first Fordillacs were born.
Richard Rawlings’ Fordillac has spent all of its time in just one neighborhood in Dallas. According to Rawlings, the unit was always owned by someone who lived within a mile of the Gas Monkey Garage in Texas.
1963 King T
Richard Rawlings’ ’63 King T is easily one of the most unique automobiles in his collection. In fact, the owner of Gas Monkey Garage himself persistently claims that this is indeed his favorite car of all time. This prized possession was built by Don Tognotti, a pioneer of the hot rod movement.
One of the most significant features of the King T is its independent rear suspension. It was taken from a Chevy Corvette from the same year, as ’63 was the first year that saw this innovative type of suspension fitted on the sports car.
Ferrari 599 GTB
Richard Rawlings is clearly a fan of the Prancing Horse. This should come as no surprise, as Ferrari automobiles are often considered to be the finest supercars in the world. Though the 599 GTB may not be the latest or the quickest Ferrari of all time, it still is an absolute show-stopper even 15 years after its initial debut.
This supercar saw a short production run limited to just 3500 units worldwide. This stunning grand tourer packs a 6.0L V12 rated at a whopping 612 horsepower.
1965 Ford Mustang
Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to own a pristine first-gen Ford Mustang? The one owned by Richard Rawlings looks as if it had just left the assembly line. It’s in ideal condition both inside and out.
Rawlings couldn’t just have a regular ’65 Mustang, though. His example is a rare K-code variant, fitted with the 289-cubic inch V8 which was more powerful than the base model. In addition, the powerplant was modified to make more power and mated to a 5-speed transmission, as opposed to the stock 4-speed.
The Slingshot may not be the most expensive automobile on the planet, though it may just be the one that provides the most smiles per gallon. It’s also just as unique as a custom hot rod, despite being mass-produced.
As a matter of fact, its unique structure does make the Slingshot difficult to categorize, though most experts do consider it to be a three-wheeled motorcycle. Whatever the legal classification is, there is no doubt that it must be an absolute blast to drive.
1959 Chevrolet Corvette
A prime example of America’s first-ever sports car, the original first-generation Chevrolet Corvette, simply had to join Richard Rawlings’ private car collection.
Rawlings was lucky enough to get a hold of this precious sports car a few years back. The star purchased it for just $17,000 after he had seen it listed on Craigslist. It did not run at the time, but he quickly restored it back to its former glory. What a lucky find!
1931 Ford Model A
Remember the first-ever episode of Fast N’ Loud? This ’31 Ford Model A may look quite familiar. That’s because it was the first-ever vehicle that Gas Monkey Garage built on tape. As it holds enormous sentimental value to Richard Rawlings, he decided to keep it in his private car collection.
This beautiful hot rod was built in under a month. It was inspired by vintage hot rods of the 30s, hence it looks rather toned-down as opposed to some of the crazier rides built by Gas Monkey Garage. It’s powered by a 4-cylinder motor.
1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
The ’65 Mustang Shelby GT350 is perhaps the most meaningful vehicle owned by Richard Rawlings. The car once belonged to his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. According to Rawlings, this vehicle has too much sentimental value to ever leave his collection.
The vehicle remains unrestored, as Rawlings prefers to keep it in exactly the same shape as he had found it in his father’s garage. Despite what Rawlings’ father believed, this unit is not a genuine GT350. Instead, it left the assembly line as a regular 6-cylinder Fastback, and received a cosmetic makeover as well as a 289-cubic inch V8 a couple of years later.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro
Since Danny Koker already owns a souped-up first-generation Shelby GT350, it would only make sense for him to add a first-gen Chevrolet Camaro to his collection as well.
The Camaro owned by the star of Counting Cars is a pristine SS version from 1968. It’s a custom blacked-out restomod. What’s more, this muscle car is full of modern comfort features that makes it an ideal daily driver.
When it comes to classic cars, it simply does not get better than a radical Lamborghini Countach. This Italian supercar is a real icon of the 1980s. Danny Koker, the star of Counting Cars, is a lucky owner of two units.
Danny owns a white LP500, similar to the unit driven by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf of Wall Street. It comes powered by a roaring V12 motor mounted behind the driver. It was only available with a 5-speed stick shift.
1968 Dodge Charger
Everyone loves legendary American muscle cars, and the star of Counting Cars is no exception. In fact, multiple vintage muscle cars make up Danny’s enormous car collection. The ’68 Dodge Charger may just be one of the coolest ones, though.
The example owned by Danny Koker is completely blacked out to complete that intimidating look. It’s restored back to its former glory primarily using original parts. It’s a real jewel for any muscle car fanatic.
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible
A third-generation Oldsmobile Cutlass is another cool American car owned by Danny. What’s more, his unit is an extremely rare variant of the car.
As you can probably expect by now, a regular Oldsmobile Cutlass just would not cut it for Danny Koker. Instead, the star of Counting Cars got a hold of an Indianapolis Pace Car replica from ’72. Oldsmobile only made 630 of them, and less than a quarter of them were drop-tops!
1969 Cadillac Deville
This enormous two-door Cadillac Deville from the late 60s is mint, quite literally! Hardcore Counting Cars fans will probably remember this stylish ride very clearly.
Danny Koker had his unit customized in-house at Count’s Customs during one of the episodes of Counting Cars. The massive coupe has lots of cool custom touches, such as pinstriping on the hood and door handles, or the one-of-a-kind mint paint job.
The Testarossa is arguably the second most iconic car of the 1980s, right alongside the previously mentioned Lamborghini Countach. It would be a hard choice to pick between the two, hence Danny Koker decided to add both of them to his impressive private collection.
Danny owns a sleek Ferrari Testarossa, complete with a timeless blacked-out paint job. Its unique flat-12 cylinder motor is rated at a whopping 385 horsepower. In effect, it can sprint to 60 miles per hour in around 5 seconds.
1966 Ford Shelby GT350
A first-gen Ford Mustang simply had to make it into the impressive automobile collection of Danny Koker. After all, it is easily one of the most sought-after American cars of all time. Naturally, a regular 60s Mustang simply wouldn’t cut it for the owner of Count’s Kustoms.
That’s why Koker went with the souped-up Shelby GT350 from ’66, powered by a 4.7L K-Code V8 motor. Ford only built 1373 units that year, making the GT350 one of the rarest variants of the first-gen Mustang.
1932 Ford Roadster
Believe it or not, this crazy hot rod was actually Danny Koker’s daily driver. It’s easily one of the most extravagant vehicles owned by the star of Counting Cars.
This particular unit is arguably even more special than any other ’32 hot rod, too. Back in the 1970s, this ’32 Ford Roadster was transformed into a Hot Wheels car, complete with a flaming hot paint job made by Von Dutch, a legendary hot rod artist, and mechanic.
1970 Dodge Coronet
A pristine fifth-generation Dodge Coronet from 1970 is yet another B-body muscle car owned by the star of Counting Cars.
1970 was the final production year of the fifth-gen Coronet. It saw a minor cosmetic facelift which makes the car easy to distinguish from older examples. The base Coronet came fitted with a weak flat-six, though Dodge offered a variety of V8 powerplants too. A massive 440-cubic inch big-block is the most sought-after by collectors today.
Porsche 911 996 Turbo
Danny Koker clearly isn’t all about American muscle cars and Italian supercars. A while back, he added a pristine Porsche 911 996 Turbo to his collection. The car was built in 2001 and modified by Techart, a famous German tuner.
The 911 owned by Danny Koker has quite a history, too. It was formerly owned by Nikki Sixx, a bassist from Mötley Crüe. Now, the car proudly sits on display at Danny’s showroom.
1955 Chevrolet Gasser
This crazy Chevrolet is easily one of the best projects done by Count’s Kustoms to date. Danny Koker and his team decided to customize the car to show it at the SEMA show in 2018. They went all out, to say the least.
This monstrosity is powered by an enormous 496-cubic inch big-block V8 rated at anywhere between 600 and 650 horsepower. As far as the styling goes, the custom paint job is perhaps the most striking feature of the car.
1974 Plymouth Roadrunner
Plymouth introduced the Roadrunner back in the late 1960s. At first, it was meant to be a cheaper alternative to the upscale Plymouth GTX. Within the next years, however, the Roadrunner became a proper muscle car in its own right.
Danny Koker owns a ’74 Roadrunner, the final model year of the second generation of the car. It came with a 318-cubic inch V8 as standard, though buyers had plenty of options for upgrades. The most powerful version came fitted with a big-block 440-cubic inch under the hood.
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Theoretically speaking, the Karmann Ghia may just be one of the most common vehicles in Danny Koker’s collection. After all, the German automaker built nearly half a million of them during the car’s 19-year-long production run. These days, a Karmann Ghia became quite difficult to come by.
This sporty Volkswagen shared many of its components with the popular Beetle. The example owned by Danny is, naturally, slammed to the ground. A vibrant red paint job is the ideal finishing touch for the car that accentuates its gorgeous curves.
1956 Chevrolet Stepside
Fans of Counting Cars will probably remember this Chevrolet pickup truck very well. This vintage Stepside proudly represents Count’s Kustoms. In fact, it’s been the shop truck for years.
The custom paint job ensures that this truck will lure a crowd at any car show. It’s also a great way to bring in new customers, too. After all, who wouldn’t trust a shop that’s capable of creating such a beauty?
When it comes to American sports cars, it does not get much better than an old-school Dodge Viper. This two-door monstrosity is spartan and radical, especially for the older generations. It’s no surprise that Danny Koker owns one.
This powerful sports car first hit the market back in 1992. It was offered with a massive V10 engine, allowing it to reach 60 miles per hour in just 4.6 seconds. It lacks modern safety features such as traction control or ABS, making the Viper a real challenge to drive.
The E-Type is perhaps the most legendary Jaguar sports car of all time. It’s both elegant and powerful, and it was an exceptional high-performance machine back when it first came out. Today, they’re highly sought-after by car collectors all over the world. Danny Koker is among the lucky owners.
There were multiple variants of the E-Type, though the V12-powered Series 3 is easily the most valuable one. It was only in production for 3 years starting in 1971.
Chevrolet Corvette C3
Danny Koker, just like any real American car aficionado, is the owner of a Chevrolet Corvette. After all, it was America’s first real sports car. The star of Counting Cars is the owner of a spectacular third-gen Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
General Motors unveiled the third-gen Corvette, dubbed the C3, for the 1968 model year. It featured a brand new design inside and out, more powerful engine options, and a sleek removable t-top roof.
Porsche 911 Slant Nose
There is a great chance that you have never heard of this rare variant of the Porsche 911, unless you’re a die-hard fan of the German automaker. It hit the market back in 1986, shortly after the co-owner of Tag Heuer commissioned Porsche to create a road-legal one-off based on the 935 race car.
Porsche owners around the world wanted a vehicle similar to the custom one-off, hence the automaker launched the Slant Nose variant of the 911 930. Just 984 examples were built, and one of them is owned by Danny Koker.
Kellison J6 Panther
Most petrolheads probably don’t even know what a Kellison is. This super-rare sports car was only produced for a few years throughout the early 60s. The vehicle is based on the platform of a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette, though the body is completely different.
Unsurprisingly, Danny Koker decided to showcase the finished Kellison J6 Panther at the SEMA car show. It must have been a great way to lure in new customers for Count’s Kustoms.