Tag Archives: Celebrities

Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton’s 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27. According to Payton's son Jarrett, this 930-generation Porsche...

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John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you that this is the car that Ford sued Cena over late last year...

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Rolls-Royce once owned by Muhammad Ali hitting auction block

A Rolls-Royce once owned by late boxing legend Muhammad Ali will hit the auction block at Bonhams' Zoute Sale in Belgium early next month. The 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward convertible was bought by the champ, at the time still known by his birth name of Cassius Clay, in New Jersey for nearly $16,000. Ali bought the car the same...

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Jay Leno cops a look at a 1979 VW Beetle police car

The automotive guest on this episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about speed or performance. It's just fun. "I'm just laughing looking at it. It just makes me smile," Jay Leno exclaims about the 1979 Volkswagen Beetle German police car that pulls into his garage. Unless you're getting pulled over, it's likely to make you smile, too. The car is owned by Spike...

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John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT to trade hands for third time

The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena is set to cross a Mecum auction block next month—less than two months after it was sold for $1,540,000 at a Monterey Car Week auction. The 647-horsepower supercar, whose chassis number 77 matches Cena's birth year, is listed as lot S69 at Mecum's auction running October 3-6...

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Jim Caviezel’s 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake storms into Jay Leno’s Garage

A special 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake roared into Jay Leno's Garage for a new episode. Actor Jim Caviezel is the proud owner, and he's turned the car into a rolling tribute for the fallen members of SEAL Team Six aboard Extortion 17. Caviezel is heavily involved with the military and the idea to turn this GT500 Super Snake into a tribute came after...

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Jeep is turning to celebs for a Wrangler customization contest

Customizing a Jeep Wrangler is essentially a must-do event for any owner. Be it an upgrade as small as new tires and wheels to going nuts with a full-blown off-road build, the Wrangler might be the most customized vehicle on the planet. Jeep knows this, and the automaker is turning to a handful of celebrities for help customizing the new JL generation. It's...

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"Fast and Furious" spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw" begins production

After years of speculation, Universal confirmed Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham will star in the first spin-off of the "Fast and Furious" franchise titled "Hobbs and Shaw." On Monday, Johnson took to Instagram to announce production has begun for the film. Johnson will reprise the role of Luke Hobbs, the hulking Diplomatic Security Service...

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The real bandit, Burt Reynolds, dead at 82

Actor Burt Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack in Florida, according to CNN. Best known in the automotive world for his role in the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," Reynolds was an instant icon associated with a black Pontiac Trans Am with a gold decal on its hood—the infamous "screaming chicken." His best acting...

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