In his four-decade career in the music industry, Simon Cowell has been a producer, scout, and TV talent show judge. How many cars does he own?
Cowell owns numerous cars, with his collection worth several million dollars. He owns vintage cars, such as his 1932 Ford Model B and Eagle Speedster, as well as modern supercars such as his Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari 458 Italia. It is impossible to say exactly how many he owns as his collection constantly evolves.
For more on Simon Cowell and his car collection, read on.
Simon Cowell’s car collection is very diverse, featuring vehicles from throughout the history of automobile design.
The oldest car Cowell has been spotted in is a 1932 Ford Model B. The Model B was very popular during the prohibition era of the United States, as it could be easily modified and used to evade the authorities while transporting alcohol illegally.
Though prohibition is now many years in the past, Cowell’s Model B keeps the tradition of modification alive, featuring a mighty flathead V8 engine.
Ironically, Cowell’s Jaguar, arguably his most beautiful “classic car”, isn’t strictly a classic car at all. The Eagle Speedster is a restoration of the Jaguar E-Type, widely considered one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and maintains many of the E-Type’s classic design elements while benefitting from modern technology.
The Eagle Speedster was originally intended as a one-off after an American client commissioned Eagle to make him an even more special bespoke E-Type roadster.
The result was the Speedster and the car quickly caught the eye of many classic car aficionados around the world. Feedback was so positive that Eagle now offers the Speedster as part of their collection.
Every model is custom made to order. Cowell first saw the vehicle on Britain’s “Top Gear” TV show and quickly contacted Eagle’s technical director, spending in the region of $700,000 to buy his Speedster.
In addition to his vintage car collection, Simon Cowell has plenty of stunning modern cars.
Cowell’s Bugatti Veyron is unquestionably the kind of his collection where speed is concerned, considered among the fastest road-legal vehicles in production. The Veyron’s top speed has been clocked at 267 miles per hour, not something that he’s ever likely to experience unless he takes it to a racing track but still very impressive.
Just as the Veyron’s speed stands apart from Cowell’s other cars, so does its price. A standard Veyron, if there is such a thing, costs $1.7 million, meaning its owners are a very exclusive group.
Arguably no other car manufacturer has been so associated with speed and style as Ferrari and Cowell has owned at least two throughout his life. These have included a Ferrari 458 Italia, another supercar with its V8 engine propelling it to a top speed in excess of 200mph.
Beautiful cars aren’t only defined by speed, with luxury and comfort also major considerations for the wealthy driver. Cowell’s collection includes two names synonymous with luxury: Rolls Royce and Bentley.
His Bentley Azure convertible likely cost about a quarter of a million dollars, with its 6.75-liter V8 engine proving that it’s more than a pretty face. The Azure also has the dubious distinction of being one of the least economical cars available in Cowell’s home country, England, when it comes to fuel consumption.
The Rolls Royce Phantom is a name that has been associated with luxury throughout its many iterations and Cowell owns one of the newer versions. A new Phantom costs about $500,000 but remains one of the most prestigious vehicles in the world.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Cowell refuses to drive anything less expensive than a house but he has proven otherwise, particularly when he was seen buzzing around Los Angeles in a Smart Car.