Barry Weiss—the famous entrepreneur who started appearing in the public eye more often after his appearance on the A&E reality show, Storage Wars—is known to be quite the car collector. But how many cars does this star own?
Barry Weiss has four cars. As a car collector, he owns a variety of whacky cars, including a Lincoln Zephyr and a Cadillac, and he additionally used to own a Jaguar XJ8. He has as many as ten cars in his collection, but he does not own all of them.
Interested in learning more about the types of cars Barry Weiss owns? Read more below to find out more.
Barry Weiss’ Garage
Barry Weiss’ garage is estimated to be worth at least $500k and it includes the following cars: a Lincoln Zephyr, a Cadillac, a Ford Ranchero and a Maserati GranTurismo. In the past he has also owned a Jaguar XJ8. Let’s take a look at some of the cars in his collection.
1987 Jaguar XJ8
Most who know Barry will be aware that he used to drive a Jaguar XJ8 in the years prior to 2020. But it is rumored that he had cut his losses perhaps due to an expensive mechanical failure or because he couldn’t get the car to pass California’s emissions testing system.
Jaguar’s 2019 XJ Supercar is worth just shy of $94k a year after its release, however, the 1987 model that Barry used to own sells for $10k. The Jaguar XJ8 is a two door car featuring a V12 engine but a somewhat slower acceleration speed compared to Jaguar’s 2019 model that features a V6 engine and can accelerate from 0-60mph in less than 5 seconds; the 1987 model, however, takes 6.7 to accelerate from 0-60mph.
So overall, while the 1987 Jaguar XJ8 isn’t the worst car, it probably isn’t the best one either.
The Lincoln Zephyr is more of a vintage, classical car which was originally produced between 1936 and 1942. They’re produced by a division of Ford that’s given the name Lincoln.
The cars feature V12 engine and 3 speed transmission and are either two or four door depending on the model bought. One of the company’s first models, the 1939 Zephyr, sells for around $180k, while their later model, released in 1940, sells for over half the price at $58,500.
While Barry likes his vintage, classical cars, he also has a soft spot for luxury cars too. Cadillac is an American motor company who produces luxury cars. Barry’s 1947 “Cowboy Cadillac” is one of his most famous cars, and that’s unsurprising since it looks like something from the movies.
To purchase his Cadillac, Barry sold one of his most prized possessions—his purple Frank Derosa. The 1947 Cadillac has a price tag of between $10k-$50k attached to it, so it would definitely leave you out of pocket.
1957 Ford Ranchero
Barry owns a first generation Ford Ranchero. The car was built on a shorter 116 inch wheelbase and features Ford’s signature Y-Block V8 engine, and it’s described as Ford’s “most changed” passenger car model in their lineup of cars back then.
Ford stylist Bill Boyer said, “It [1957 Ford Ranchero] was a highly advanced car at the time. It set a lot of new themes. It was not influenced by the Edsel. The Edsel, instead, was derived from both the Ford and Mercury, which was a mistake.”
The Maserati GranTurismo has an engine that was developed with Ferrari, so there’s no doubt it sounds pretty great. Featuring a power output of 400bhp, the car can reach speeds of up to 177mph, so this one’s quite a speedy car in reality.
The average price of a Maserati GranTurismo is around $50k, although their 2019 model is worth double that with an average price tag of $105k, according to this site.