• May 26, 2013
Comedian Adam Carolla is a very unique car collector, especially when compared to some of his peers. Those other well-known "Hollywood" automotive enthusiasts, who include Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, are often spotted on public roads driving priceless cars from their private collections. But not Carolla.

Two years ago, when we visited Carolla's Southern California home, we were awestruck by his pristine Datsun Camel GT pace car, Bob Sharp Racing IMSA 300ZX and his custom Datsun Roadster 1600. In another corner, we took cloth covers off a gorgeous 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 and a Lamborghini Miura.

While most of us would jump at the opportunity to tool around in any one of those classics, Carolla recently told eBay Motors that he has no interest in mimicking fellow stars like Leno. He doesn't relish the attention expensive machinery garners, and there is always the chance something is going to break. Even worse, the accomplished vintage racer said that the streets of Los Angeles are chock full of cops - that takes all of the fun out of nailing an apex at speed.

So Carolla's collection will remain, in perfect condition, stored for his own admiration. His daily commute, grocery errands and trips to the studio will be run in standard production vehicles - they draw fewer eyes. Don't ask him to change, either, or he'll give you something to think about: "Does anyone ask a stamp collector if he uses his stamps to mail in his gas bill?"


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      Jaymes
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay Leno took Adam's Lamborghini Miura for a drive and it broke down on the road
      whataricky
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why own them if you are not going to occasionally drive them. They were built to be enjoyed, displayed and if you have the privilege, use it. Adam has a very unique collection. Take them out man!!!
      jay4e
      • 1 Year Ago
      his car shows give him plenty of access to tracks, so why risk daily driving. plus i suspect his collection is a much larger portion of his total wealth than either leno or seinfeld...
      • 1 Year Ago
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      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      the fact that 3 of the 5 cars you mentioned happen to be not even close to street legal seems to have evaded you, autoblog.
      Cursethedawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Elitist BS. The stamp collector analogy doesn't work. Using a stamp you are giving it away but when you drive a car it stays in your possession. Certainly he can do what he wants with his cars but I'd be driving them.
      dewd7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Click bait troll post finds its mark, AB knows its audience. Folks, he drives the cars. On racetracks. I need to find a better neighborhood. Bring a Trailer, what you got today?
        SquareFour
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dewd7
        Think this is bad? Check out the posters at Leftlane News. They have like five guys who all say the same things over and over and over and over...on every story.
      karlhungus
      • 1 Year Ago
      The cars are nice, but I'm more impressed with the shop. He built it. Not picked stuff out with an architect, actually did everything by himself.
        Slizzo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @karlhungus
        Agreed, I listen to his CarCast, but I'm getting to the point where I think I want to listen to Ace on the House as well. He did construction contracting for quite a long time before getting into Comedy, not to mention he was a boxing instructor as well.
      Jim Lowe
      • 1 Year Ago
      IMO, he just lost his credibility as a car guy. He may like cars, but, he's not a car guy.
      Peter Middleton
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stupid people really hate Adam Carolla
        Dee Avollo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Peter Middleton
        Very true. Men are no longer men and they despise someone like Carolla who tells it like it is and flashes a mirror to the face of the modern, overly sensitive, PC "man" and the real ills facing society. They don't understand the humor because they're simply not smart enough to get it. They prefer Dane Cook and the puppet guy or heaven forbid, Larry the Cable Guy. Now they're passing judgment about his cred as real "car guy' because he's telling people how he prefers to use the property he worked for and paid for. Never mind the 30+ cars, a car podcast, trips to LeMans, Goodwood, and numerous vintage races. Everyone needs to grow a set.
      Marc-O
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I understand his stance (and it\'s his prerogative, certainly), the stamp analogy doesn\'t make sense... If you use a stamp to mail your gas bill, you ruin the stamp and lose it forever. If you drive your awesome classic car around once in a while, well, you use it for what it was designed to be awesome at, enjoy yourself, the sounds, the smells, the sights, and then drive it back to your garage.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marc-O
        Yeah, he needs to work on his analogies, he sucks at them. His attention eschewing argument makes no sense either. He is in LA where Bentleys CGTs and 911s are as common as Camrys, full of hundred millionaires and billionaires who live in $25 million plus homes. Short of driving the Space Shuttle around town, there is not much there anyone has not seen. Hell, Bijan parks a yellow Veyron out front of their store everyday for heaven's sake.
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marc-O
        Not to mention it actually is good for the car to drive it around every now and then. Stamps don't require the maintenance cars do, and part of that maintenance is making sure fluids don't settle too long and rubber pieces don't dry out.
      Mike Kilpatrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Adam corolla is the worst sort of nasty bigot. Who gives a damn what that ******* drives?
        MikeSVT
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Kilpatrick
        I had to laugh at a comedian / insult comic saying they don't crave attention, does anyone really buy that?
        Dee Avollo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Kilpatrick
        And your evidence?
          chrismcfreely
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dee Avollo
          There are these things out there called \"podcasts\". They are recordings of audio, do you know what audio means, little retard?
          Mike Kilpatrick
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Dee Avollo
          The very media he fouls with his presence
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