New Podcast: 207: Jay Leno’s Collection – Performance & Racing

Posted on: July 7th, 2022 by

OK, let’s get onto Jay’s Performance and Racing Cars.  As a reminder, I previously provided an overview of Jay’s entire collection a few weeks ago called “A Deep Dive into Jay Leno’s Collection” and a closer look as his European Classics.  You will find the links to these episodes in the description of this podcast.  For the Deep Dive, I gave a brief overview of the 184 cars in his collection.

This is the second of four additional follow up episodes in which I go a little deeper into the collection and review a few specific cars.  Of Jay’s 184 cars in his collection, I would identify 158 cars as performance and/or racing.  That’s 93.2% of his collection!  Yes, Jay has some plain jane four-door sedans but his tastes definitely lean towards performance.

If you are paying close attention, you probably noted that I previously said Jay had 183 cars in his collection.  I recently added the 2014 Cadillac CTS-V that was reviewed a few weeks ago on his YouTube channel.  That one was never mentioned before and he bought it new.  It even made it into last week’s podcast episode where I reviewed “19 Depreciation Proof” cars.

For this episode, I’ve picked 16 cars to review including recent market trends from Hagerty and average value if available.  All of the links to Jay’s videos for each of these cars is available via the show notes which are found at under the blog section.

1908/1921 “Benz Mercedes” Rabbit 1 Racecar

1913 Mercer Raceabout

1918 Stutz Bearcat

1928 Bugatti Type 37A

1930 Blastolene Special Twin Turbo

1932 Duesenberg SJ Murphy-Convertible

From ConceptCarz

1953 Cunningham C3

1955 Mercedes 300SL

1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (#120)

1966 Ford Galaxie 500 7 Litre (Modified)

1969 Lamborghini Espada (red & blue)

1989 Ford Sho-Gun

1993 LCC Rocket


2009 Corvette ZR1 #001

2014 Cadillac CTS-V

2015 McLaren P1

As always, thanks for listening and I will talk to all of you, next week.

Greg Stanley