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Stars Who Love Cars

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Celebrities are known for splashing the cash on expensive motors, but some take it a little bit further with a serious passion for fast metal.

Rowan Atkinson

In real life, Rowan Atkinson is rather smooth and very far from his bumbling Mr Bean character - and nowhere is this more evident than his garage. Instead of a decrepit old Mini, Bean's real life alter ego has a thing for luxury sports cars. His collection has so far included a Honda NSX, an Aston Martin V8 Zagato, an Audi R8, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a McLaren F1.

Nicholas Cage

The brooding actor is well known for his role in car theft movie, 'Gone in Sixty Seconds,' but his own spectacular car collection was paid for out of his earnings rather than stolen to order. A 2002 shopping trip included an astounding 22 vehicles, among which were nine Rolls-Royces! He has also been spotted behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Miura, which was once the property of the Shah of Iran, a Jaguar D-Type, a Ferrari Enzo and a Ferrari California 250 Spyder. In 2002 life imitated art when Cage's Porsche 911 was stolen and later turned up in the Lake of the Ozarks.

Eric Clapton

A famous collector of exotic metal, the musician even once commissioned a one off Ferrari 458 from the Italian firm, in tribute to the 512BB model. The bespoke sports car was given the designation SP12 EC, the last two letters of course representing the owner's initials. Clapton's garage has housed countless other Ferraris over the years and also a Porsche Cayenne, a modified Chevrolet Pick Up, a Ford Roadster and a Mini Cooper Radford, which was a gift from George Harrison.

Simon Cowell

The reality TV show mogul takes full advantage of his enormous wealth with a rather flashy car collection, including a Ford Bronco, a glorious Porsche Speedster, a Bentley Azure, a Tesla Model S and a Bugatti Veyron, which Cowell bought as a present to himself for his 48th birthday.

Rupert Grint

Otherwise known as Ron Weasley of Harry Potter fame, the young English actor is something of a cool customer, amassing a vehicle collection that's definitely out of the ordinary. Rather than the obvious Lambos and Ferraris, his stash include a Tango coloured Range Rover, a Mr Whippy ice cream van, a golf cart modelled on a Hummer, a hovercraft, a BMW Isetta and a Mini Cooper wearing Knight Rider decals - and of course he also owns a Ford Anglia...

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