Ever thought about how your dream car garage would look like? That’s if you have lots of money to spend on cars and a creative architect on your side. We’re talking about well-designed garages with exotic cars that would probably make Bruce Wayne jealous.
If you’re curious, we’ve done our homework and came up with a top 10 list of the most impressive car garages in the world.
So here we go – these are some of the top garage goals we have ever seen.
Top 10 Garage Goals
1.Craig Jackson’s Garage aka The Rotunda
Craig Jackson is the CEO of Barrett-Jackson; a company that specializes in auctioning the most sought after collection vehicles. Living up to the reputation as the CEO of the company, Craig Jackson owns one of the most expensive private car garages in the United States known as “The Rotunda ”.
The design of the garage looks like a 67 Shelby wheel and the walls resemble a door panel. But what’s impressive about the garage is the tech! You know how you can review different cars on GTA online garage? The same thing can be done in Craig Jackson’s garage using a big touch screen installed on the wall that gives you the details of every car in the room.
Talking about the collection, ‘the Rotunda’ can accommodate up to 17 vehicles. Quite interesting, the vehicles are lined up in a circle and Craig Jackson’s most prized car is at the center of the garage rotating on a turntable. Well, we presume the car in the center is the ‘alpha’, and the cars in the circle are the pack of wolves.
Some of the notable cars in his collection include 1967 Chevrolet Corvette, 1971 Plymouth road runner, Bugatti Veyron, 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350, 1961 Chevy Impala, 2012 Camaro Z1, 1970 Hemi Cuda convertible, 1988 Porsche 911, and a 1997 Dodge Viper.
Did I mention, the garage is built with a sophisticated heating and cooling system to protect the cars from the weather? Damn right! The walls are also covered in leather and the floor is terrazzo coated.
2. The Bahrain Collection 1
Khalid Abdul Rahim, the owner behind the Bahrain collection 1, prefers to remain ‘anonymous’ for a good reason; all the cars in his garage can fetch about 100 million dollars if sold.
The Bahrain car collection 1 has almost every supercar you can dream of; from a Bugatti Chiron, Porsche 918 Spyder, Mercedes AMG CLK GTR, Koenigsegg Agera RS, Hennessey Venom GT, 1967 Ford GT Heritage Edition, Maserati MC12, Lamborghini Reventon, Ferrari LaFerrari to a 911 GT1 Straßenversion.
At the edge of the garage right next to the turntable, you have the legendary Mclaren F1 with a price tag of about 21 million dollars. The rest of the supercars are lined up in chronological order.
Well, if you’re wondering how the owner gets to drive all those 50 something supercars in his collection, the Bahrain International Circuit is just 10 minutes away from the garage. His company built the Bahrain F1 race circuit.
3.Gordon Murray Lightweight Garage
Gordon is so obsessed with cars that he lives in a 1-bedroom house with a 22 car garage. Now that’s crazy!
But what’s unique about Gordon Murray’s garage is that almost every car in his garage weighs less than 1700 pounds. That’s not surprising for a guy who spent most of his life designing lightweight Formula 1 race cars. Not to mention, Gordon Murray was also the brain behind the Mclaren F1 road supercar.
As expected, most of the cars in his lightweight collections are classic circuit race cars that are extremely rare to find. We’re talking about cars such as the Brabham BT44B, Brabham BT33, Lotus Formula Three Racer, and the LCC Rocket.
Some of the other impressive cars you will find in his garage include a De Tomaso Vallelunga, Porsche 550 Spyder, Lotus Elite, Ford Thunderbird, and a Lotus Elan S4.
It’s a shame Gordon Murray doesn’t have a Mclaren F1 in his private garage considering he was the guy who designed it.
4. Jay Leno’s Burbank Garage
Jay Leno’s automobile collection looks more like a museum than a garage. We’re not joking, the garage is about 122,000 square foot and bigger than most mansions in Hollywood. Every space on the wall is filled with creative car art paintings and memorabilia but the main attraction are the cars in the vicinity; every room in his garage is parked with cars from a different era.
Since he started collecting cars in 1991, Jay Leno has accumulated over 180 cars and 160 motorcycles up to date. The garage has almost everything from classic automobiles such as the 1909 Baker Electric, 1918 Cadillac Type 57 Victoria, 1924 Bentley Twin Turbo, 1957 Porsche Outlaw to recent cars like the Mclaren F1, Mercedes SLR McLaren, 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GTR, and a Tesla Model S.
If you’re curious, you can watch ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ tv show on Amazon Prime.
5. The Lingenfelter Collection
The Lingenfelter collection was started by Ken Lingenfelter; the owner of a company that specializes in building high-performance engines. Astonishingly, Ken owns about 250 vehicles parked in a 40,000 square foot garage open to the public for charity events in Michigan.
According to Ken Lingenfelter, his car collections are about 30 percent muscle cars, 30 percent exotic cars and the rest are corvettes. Some of the notable jewels in the Lingenfelter collection include LaFerrari, Enzo, Lamborghini Reventon, Bugatti Veyron, Supercharged Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray, Shelby Series 1, and Jazz’s car from the Transformers movie.
Despite owning all those cars, Ken Lingenfelter prefers to drive a ZR1 Corvette on a daily basis.
6. Studio 434 Garage
With over 400 cars in his collection, Rodger Dudding has arguably the biggest private car collection in Europe. How does he afford all that extravagance? Rodger Dudding’s company invented the Deli ticketing machine before he moved into renting out lock-up garage spaces all across the United Kingdom.
The studio 434 is his magnum opus and it cost him about 10 million dollars just to build the garage. What’s even crazier is the cars in Rodger’s collection have an estimated value of 100 million dollars, and he doesn’t want to sell any of those cars no matter how much money you give him. The best he can do is to rent out his cars to film and television studios.
Unlike most car collectors, Rodger Dudding is an old-timer who started collecting cars over 50 years ago and he doesn’t fancy modern supercars that much. To be specific, more than half of the cars in his collection are old classic cars that are very rare to find.
What’s even more interesting is that all the classic cars in studio 434 garage must be driven for at least 10 miles every 3 months for maintenance. Mr. Rodger Dudding has also hired a full-time motor engineer, mechanic, and cleaner to keep the vehicles in mint condition.
7. Ralph’s Garage
Most people know Ralph Lauren as a fashion designer, but he’s also a well-renowned car collector with a garage that is worth 350 million dollars.
According to a family friend, Ralph Lauren doesn’t own just one Mclaren F1, but he’s got three of those. It doesn’t get any better than this!
Actually, we haven’t scratched the surface yet considering the Ralph garage is lined up with other supercars such as Lamborghini Murcielago, LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron to classic cars like the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1938 Bugatti 57CSC Atlantic coupe, 1979 Porsche 930, 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia and 1955 Mercedes Gullwing coupe.
Ralph Lauren’s car collection is kept in a secret garage in Bedford, New York, but he’s previously showcased some of the cars on the runway.
8. Royal Auto Gallery, Abu Dhabi
The Royal Auto Gallery in Abu Dhabi is something to behold if you’re into modern supercars. The owner, Sheikh Sultan, started the garage back in 2004 with an Alpina V8 Roadster and at the moment, there are over 100 cars in the collection.
Let’s put it this way; if you close your eyes and imagine most modern supercars under one roof from the likes of Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Ford, Maserati, Mclaren, Jaguar, BMW, the Royal Auto Gallery is that dream garage. Besides that, the garage is built with an office, bowling alley, and a movie theater.
Fortunately, it’s open to the public in case you’re thinking about visiting Abu Dhabi.
9. Rowan Atkinson Garage
Rowan Atkinson is a man who needs no introduction. Apart from his acting career, Rowan Atkinson has put in a lot of work and years to create an exceptional dream garage. We’re talking about a collection of cars such as Aston Martin V8 Zagato, Bentley Mulsanne Birkin-Edition, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, Honda NSX, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, 1939 BMW 328, and a 1964 Ford Falcon.
Apparently, Rowan Atkinson also owned a Mclaren F1 but he auctioned it after spending 1.4 million dollars on the repair bill. We can guess the insurance company was not happy about that since it was the biggest car insurance claim ever recorded in the U.K.
10. Mr. Miura’s Collection
Mr. Miura’s man cave is one of the most popular garages in Japan. It has a compact design with an office and a sitting area on the top floor while the supercars are parked down below.
Even though the garage doesn’t have hundreds of collectible classic cars, it has an eye-catching lineup such as the Lamborghini Reventon, Ferrari Enzo, 599 GTO, F40 LM, 288 GTO, F50, and LaFerrari.
What’s even more impressive is that Mr. Miura has the original 1991 Lamborghini Formula 1 car in another section of the garage. It’s quite obvious that the owner of the garage is obsessed with Lamborghinis and Ferraris; although in his defense, he also owns a Nissan Nismo GTR N Attack.