Dive into the story of two great music icons of different eras stating their classy collection of cars.
The King of Rock ‘N Roll was quite the motorhead. One of the most dominant music icons in the 1950s rock music scene, Elvis has remained one of the greatest performers. He owned more than 200 cars throughout his lifetime. Here is a look at a few.
The Pink Cadillac
Elvis had always had a thing for Cadillacs. He bought his first pink Fleetwood in 1955. It was the 1954 Series 60 version. He often drove around in it with his band The Blue Moon Boys. In an interview, he called it the most beautiful car he had ever seen. It was 3 months before the brake lining caught fire and it blew up. He bought another Fleetwood 60 soon after. This one came in blue and had a black roof. Elvis, however, had it repainted in ‘Elvis Rose’ and gifted it to his mother. The car is now on permanent display at the auto museum at Graceland.
This was the last Cadillac Elvis bought, shortly before 1977. It was a front-wheel drive 4-doored beauty. 1977 was probably not the best time for Cadillacs, but the Seville was certainly a surprise. The King’s Seville was in silver and burgundy and quite the vintage model with a CB radio.
After Elvis’s death, the car was passed on to his father, who later gifted it to Elvis’s girlfriend. It was later held for auction and ended up with the owners Steve and Susannah Hall.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, or as you and I know her, the one and only music icons Lady Gaga happens to have quite a number of great cars. She is one of the most popular and famous singer-songwriters and actresses. Lady Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, her present net worth being more than $300 million.
Awarded 12 Grammy Awards, several Guinness World Records, and others, the famous music icons Lady Gaga is also the founder of the ‘Born This Way Foundation. But particularly she has a fondness towards cars. The Poker Face singer’s collection is full of vintage classics spangled with a few recent luxury models as well.
Out of her total collection including a 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible, 1967 Ford Bronco, 1967 Ford Mustang, 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS, 1970 Chevrolet El Camino, 1983 Mercedes-Benz W123 300D, 1993 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Rolls Royce Phantom VIII, 2012 Porsche Boxster, 2012 Audi R8 GT, 2017 Lamborghini Huracan, here are a few at a glance.
Lincoln Continental Convertible 1965
The Lincoln Continental that Lady Gaga owns is the 1965 version. It comes with a 7-litre 7046 cc front engine mated to a 3-automatic transmission system. It produces 320 horsepower.
The convertible has a 6-seater sedan body type with four doors. As to the car’s dimensions, they are 5494 mm x1996 mm with a wheelbase of 3200 mm. The car came with power steering and drum-type front and rear brakes.
The most recent version of the car was released in 2020. This one had a twin-turbo premium unleaded 2.7-litre V6 engine generating maximum power of 335 horsepower at 5700 rpm and a peak torque of 380 Nm at 3500 rpm. It comes with 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Some other features of the car include
- Rack and Pinion steering
- strut-type front suspension and multilink rear suspension
- 4-wheel disc brake
- aluminum wheels
The Bad Romance singer also has a Lamborghini with a top speed of 325 kmph. This one speeds from 0 – 100 kmph in a bare minimum of 3.4 seconds.
The most basic model of the Huracan costs almost $200,000.
The exquisite Italian car comes with a 5204 cc V-type petrol engine with an automatic 7-speed transmission and RWD drive type. It gives a mileage of 10.6 – 11.24 kmpl. The 2-doored 2-seater has dimensions 4459 mm x 1924 mm x 1165 mm and wheelbase 2620 mm. The Coupe generates a max power of 572.6 bhp at 8000 rpm and peak torque 540 Nm at 6500 rpm.
Some of its features include
- power Rack & Pinion adjustable steering
- automatic climate control with AC and heater
- air quality control
- front power windows
- cruise control
- front and rear parking sensors
- Keyless entry
- smart access card entry
- voice control
- front USB charger
- leather seats
- cigarette lighter
- electric adjustable front seats
- rain-sensing wiper
Safety features include
- ABS with EBD
- brake assist
- 4 airbags
- traction control
- vehicle stability control system
- tyre pressure monitor
- crash sensor
- rear camera
Infotainment features include
- CD and DVD player
- front and rear speakers with integrated 2DIN audio system
- Bluetooth connectivity
The car is available in a total of 12 variants, the prices varying from ₹2.99 crores to ₹3.97 crores in the Indian markets. It rivals with McLaren 570S, Honda NSX, and Ferrari 488 GTB, and four-wheel drive coupes like the Porsche 911 Turbo, Jaguar F-Type SVR, or Nissan GT-R Nismo.
1969 Chevy Nova SS
Another supercar in the pop star’s garage. This one, however, is not an attention seeker. It is instead, a humble yet flashy muscle car with incredible speed and stealth.
The ‘69 Chevy Nova had two V8 engines – a 5.7-litre and a 6.5-litre. The 5.7-litre gives 300 horsepower as standard while the latter churns out 375 bhp. The peak torque that the engine gives is 415 Nm at 3600 rpm. It comes mated to 4-speed manual transmission and has front disc brakes.
The average ‘69 Chevy Nova SS has a base price of $3185. It can do a 0 to 60 mph sprint within 5.9 seconds.
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