Danny “The Count” Koker's Car Collection Is To Die For

Danny Koker is a '70s guy and his cars prove it

By Simon Boseman

Published July 22, 2024

Danny “The Count” Koker's Car Collection Is To Die For

Table of Contents

  • 1995 Dodge Viper
  • 1974 Stutz Blackhawk
  • 1932 Ford 5 Window Chop Top Coupe
  • 1991 Caprice 9C1 Cop Car
  • 1955 Chevy Gasser
  • 2008 Cadillac STS-V

Having spent almost 3/4th of his life around customizing and restoring cars, Danny Koker has become a bonafide car enthusiast. Famously known as The Count, Danny holds some of the most eccentric cars in his garage. According to an interview with The Globe and Mail, his platoon of cars totals about 58 examples that are kept in pristine condition all thanks to his crew and the nature of his work. We have listed around around 20 cars from Danny Koker’s car collection. More will be added as their details become available.


21. 1995 Dodge Viper

Danny Koker has a lot of hidden monsters in his garage but if we were to rank them then his 1995 Hennessey RT/10 Viper would certainly claim a position in the top 10. While growing up in Detroit, Koker saw a bright red Dodge Copperhead (Viper) roadster driving on the streets and from that moment he wanted the same car. The reason why he got the 1995 was because it was the last year for the first-generation Viper that came with a side pipe. 

1995 Hennessey Dodge RT/10 ViperSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain8.0L V8
Horsepower~600 hp
TorqueNA
Transmission6-speed manual
0-60 MPH8.4 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

Like most of his cars, this 1995 Viper has also been through several modifications. Several elements on the front end from the 1997 model. As far as the engine and other mechanical changes are concerned, they have been taken care of by Hennessey Performance Engineering. Furthermore, Koker commissioned HRE wheels to make custom 3-piece polished wheels that are wrapped with Micheline Pilot Sport tires. 


20. 1974 Stutz Blackhawk

According to Danny Koker, the 1974 Stutz Blackhawk is “a statement maker” packed with finer details. We don’t believe any exaggeration in this since Elvis Presley was the first person to buy the first production model of the Stutz Blackhawk. Other notable names who bought the similar car include Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Steve Martin, and others. 

1974 Stutz BlackhawkSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain7.5L V8
Horsepower425 hp
Torque420 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.4 seconds
Top Speed130 MPH

The Blackhawk came with a handcrafted steel body right from Italy. However, what amazes Danny more is the gold-plated accents in the cabin. One of the other aspects that really impressed The Count is that despite being a heavy all-steel-built car, the 1974 Stutz Blackhawk can do 0-60 in 8.4 seconds.


19. 1932 Ford 5 Window Chop Top Coupe

We all know Danny loves his cars and he has some special kind words for his 1932 Ford 5 Window Chop Top Coupe. He finds it “really cool” and what makes it really cool is that it has an original 1932 Ford frame. Furthermore, he highly recommends if someone is a hot rod enthusiast or a car collector, their car collection must include this 1932 Ford 5 Window model. 

1932 Ford 5 Window Chop Top CoupeSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain6.2L V8
Horsepower~550 hp
TorqueNA
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

Danny got his hands on the 1932 Ford in late 2006 or 2007 and the main reason he built it was “personal enjoyment” since he loves the 1932 Ford and the Roadster model is the prime example of how much he enjoys these models that are the blast to drive. During his review of the car, the owner of Counts Kustoms also talked about the yellow 1932 Ford Coupe model from the 1973 movie, American Graffiti.


18. 1991 Caprice 9C1 Cop Car

Danny Koker’s car collection is quite diverse. From muscle cars to hot rods, you would find every variety here. Moreover, in his massive garage lies a “not a big money, not high valuable car” which happens to be a “whole lotta fun”, according to Koker. He has owned the car for around 25 years. Danny acquired the car directly out of its service from the Police department auction. However, he can’t remember why he bought it. Although he does say he is glad that he has bought it. 

1991 Caprice 9C1 Cop CarSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain5.7L V8
Horsepower205 hp
Torque300 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

Danny made money with the 1991 Caprice by renting it out for various gigs. However, he gave up cashing in after seeing the condition of the car when it came out from a music video shoot. Now he has refused to rent any of his cars. Meanwhile, it is hard to believe that Danny has not touched his LT1 engine. 


17. 1955 Chevy Gasser

The 1955 Chevy is one of the most loved cars for Danny Koker. After all, his mom used to have a similar-looking Chevy which was later sold. Danny’s father found the one that his wife had and together with Danny duo restored the car and gifted her. When these events conspired, Danny ended up falling in love with the 1955 Chevy. He ended up buying a model and kept it in the same condition and later did what he was best at. CUSTOMIZE is to make the 1955 Chevy Gasser form it is today. 

1955 Chevy GasserSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain8.1L V8
Horsepower600 hp
Torque650 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

He took the 1955 Chevy Gasser to the 2018 SEMA show while he was partnering with Matrix Paints. That being said, Danny and his team have ripped apart every fiber of this Chevy. The entire body was beefed up and a solid axle front end was given to it to make it an insane straight-line drag car. 


16. 2008 Cadillac STS-V

Danny is often accused of discriminating against new and modern cars. However, he gets to prove his critics wrong because his personal car stable likes a performance machine called the STS-V. Danny bought the car because he claims, “he is a big guy with 6’ 2’’ height”. Additionally, he likes to do business dinners. Hence, it was necessary for him to have a car that could at least fit well-built adults comfortably. 

2008 Cadillac STS-VSpecs
Price$78,775 (Base MSRP)
Powertrain4.4L Supercharged V8
Horsepower469 hp
Torque439 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH6.5 seconds
Top Speed125 MPH

Koker likes a little bit of substance with his “Cadillacs”. The car came with factory specs but when did Danny leave his cars alone? He sent the STS-V to a California tuning company called D3 for customization. After changing the intake system, and the exhaust system, and computer reprogramming them, the car was ready to put in 581 horsepower. It is 112 horsepower more than the factory numbers. That being said, what Danny has not changed is the color and body of the Cadillac that remains in factory condition.


15. 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass

The 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass remains one of the many builts that Danny is super proud of. He and his team did a “wicked” paint job as Danny likes to call it. It was done in order to give the car that “Hurst/Olds” vibe. Under the Count Kustoms team decided to keep the same 350 cu-in engine that was available with the 1972 Cutlass in those days. Furthermore, inside the cabin, there are 6-way power seats. 

1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass SupremeSpecs
Price$3,433 (Original MSRP)
Powertrain5.7L V8
Horsepower310 hp
Torque390 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH6.5 seconds
Top Speed125 MPH

On the show, Danny couldn’t sell the car. He wanted around $45,000 and the minimum he could go was $40,000. However, the deal couldn’t get through even though he was offered $38,000. He closed off by saying that he would find the right buyer for the car and in the meantime, he would rather enjoy this lovely beauty.


14. 1973 boat-tail Riviera

In Season 4, Episode 6 titled 'King and the Count', Danny picked up a 1973 Boattail for a special car show he was organizing. He bought the car with its original 455 cu-in engine from the owner for $5,000. That being said, after Count Kustom’s team was done overhauling the car, it was showcased in multiple events including the 2015 SEMA. Furthermore, a lot of products used on the car have been from Danny and Count Kustonm’s partners like Matrix Paint, Valspar, and others. 

1959 Cadillac HearseSpecs
Price$9,530 (Base Price)
Powertrain6.4L V8
Horsepower345 hp
Torque435 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

The engine bay was taken care of well. Danny and his team rebuilt the same 7.5L V8 engine with new intake manifolds and a carburetor. The rear end of the car has been customized to look like a 1963 Split Window Corvette. One of the main highlights of the car is its interior which features a bespoke waterfall-style center console, crushed velvet upholstery, and custom LED lighting that is spread throughout the cabin.


13. Cadillac Hearse Limo

One of the major attractions at Count's Kustoms Museum in Los Angeles, California is Danny Koker’s Cadillac Hearse Limo. The car has been decked out as a limousine. When he was a kid, he would go around the town in the Hearse with his relatives and have a fun night out.

1959 Cadillac HearseSpecs
Price$9,530 (Base Price)
Powertrain6.4L V8
Horsepower345 hp
Torque435 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

Danny’s Cadillac has a red interior and its beauty is enhanced with the unique suicide doors. Its custom exterior with black paint and gothy graphics looks more enhanced under the neon lights.


12. 1981 Corvette

Danny has done a series titled, “Count's Finer Details” on YouTube in which he has given us some juicy details about some of his favorite cars, and the 1981 C3 Corvette is one of them. Koker claims that this Corvette is his personal favorite and very special to him. When he first moved to LA in 1988, he needed a daily driver. Hence, Danny went to a local dealer auction for the 1981 Corvette. It was a two-tone car with silver and black combo exterior paint. 

1981 CorvetteSpecs
PriceNA
Powertrain6.2L V8
Horsepower~525 hp
Torque~500 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

Danny is a Corvette guy as much as he is a Cadillac fanatic. That being said, regarding his Corvette, he has shared some interesting points. According to Koker, the 81’ Corvette was just a car that was overweight and underpowered. He decided to make the car special by putting it on a diet. Danny and hisCKount Kustoms team removed big leaf springs and other heavy parts and replaced them with a much lighter adjustable suspension system. Furthermore, The Count also replaced the old 350 cu-in engine with a better and more potent 383 cu-in 3 stroker engine. 


11. 1962 Kellison J6

“What is this?”

One of the most unusual yet interesting cars in Danny Koker’s garage, the 1962 Kellison is a faster Corvette in disguise. Designed and made by Jim Kellison through his company Kellison Auto Engineering, it is one of the early fiberglass kit cars and the J6 was particularly made for speed. The particular Kellison in Danny’s car collection has a body of 1962 Kellison fitted to a much newer 1968 Chevrolet Corvette chassis, he explained in one of Count Kustoms' episodes.

1962 Kellison J6Specs
PriceN/A
PowertrainN/A
Horsepower530 hp
TorqueN/A
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPHN/A
Top SpeedN/A

If we talk about the modifications, the body exterior fiberglass is enhanced with Mercedes SLR-style side vents, and a custom hood scoop to fit the Borla fuel-injection system. Danny and his team also souped up the mechanicals of the car with a new custom suspension, bigger brakes, and a modern LS3 engine that is pushing 530 hp with a custom Borla exhaust. Danny also took the car to the SEMA motor show at Borla’s booth since it used parts from the manufacturer.


10. 1971 Cadillac Eldorado Superfly

“So fine, that she should be illegal”

The Cadillac Eldorado Superfly is one of the coolest cars that Danny fell in love with when he was just a kid in Detroit on Woodwork Avenue and for several years he wanted to own one. Also known as the Pimpmobile, Danny and his team did a lot of work to make his dream a reality. On the exterior, they stripped all the old paint out to the bare metal and gave it a freshly beautiful golden flaked-out paint job.

1971 Cadillac Eldorado SuperflySpecs
Price$7,751 (launch price)
Powertrain8.2L V8
Horsepower365 hp
Torque535 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH9.8 seconds
Top Speed116 mph

The whole interior of the convertible is also revamped completely with fake fur and snakeskin bits. The whole chrome work on the car is also polished well to make it appear brand new. Danny also explained that the shop also made custom Ben Hur-styled wheel spinners that can take the ankles off of anybody standing close to the car. Danny got so excited while revealing the car that he made everyone dressed in the 70s style and also went for the ride in Vegas.


9. 1977 Dodge Tradesman Van

One of the favorites from “The Counts” garage, this red vampire-inspired 1977 Dodge Tradesman Van is hands down one of the coolest things you can find in Vegas. He made it to challenge one of his bandmates Zito’s Similar Dodge Van, to which he said that his van clowns my van so he does not park beside it.

1977 Dodge Tradesman VanSpecs
Price$5,000 (approx base price)
Powertrain7.2L V8
Horsepower220 hp
Torque330 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPHN/A
Top SpeedN/A

Danny waited years to get his van right, the modifications started with the bodywork where the team got some port-hole windows in the back, added a sunroof, and revamped the whole interior with a red furry carpet. However, the show's star is the tasteful paintwork done on the exterior, with a vampire mural and silver pin striping across the body.


8. 1999 Shelby Series 1

Danny Koker - 1999 Shelby Series 1

Danny Koker's Shelby Series 1 is finished in a stunning black paint job with silver racing stripes, and it features a custom black and red leather interior. It has a lightweight carbon fiber body and chassis, which makes it a very nimble and quick sports car. The Shelby Series 1 is a highly sought-after collectible sports car, with only 249 units produced during its production run. It is considered one of the most exciting American sports cars of its era.

1999 Shelby Series 1Specs
Price$110,000
Powertrain4.0-liter V8
Horsepower320 hp
Torque290 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH4.4
Top Speed170 mph

In one of the Counts Kustoms YouTube videos, Danny explained that Shelby originally decided to paint the car grey with sky blue stripes to resemble the Cobra. Although Danny owns a customization shop, he wanted his Series 1 in the black exterior from the factory. He contacted officials of Shelby and they took Danny's recommendation seriously; the car looked stunning.


7. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro

1968 Chevrolet Camaro - Danny Koker

Danny Koker's 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is a first-generation model, which was introduced by Chevrolet back in 1966. Koker's Camaro is a restored version of the iconic muscle car, featuring a sleek black paint job with white racing stripes. It also has a number of custom touches, including aftermarket wheels and a custom interior. Under the hood, the car is powered by a V8 engine that produces an impressive amount of horsepower and torque.

1968 Chevrolet CamaroSpecs
Price$3,395 (Original Price)
Powertrain6.8-Liter V8
Horsepower295 hp
Torque380 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPH6.0
Top Speed120 mph

The 1968 Camaro was a capable performer, with a small block LS3 V8 equipped with a 4-speed automatic gearbox is as convenient as it gets. The exterior is painted the blackest black available at Count Kustoms with contrasty purple racing stripes hand-painted by Ryan.


6. 1969 Cadillac DeVille

1969 Cadillac DeVille

Danny Koker bought the 1969 Cadillac DeVille from Steven Mack. However, after owning it briefly he soon ended up selling it to his college and Steven’s brother Kevin Mack for $52,001. Danny slightly lowered the DeVille, covered it in baby blue paint, and made the cabin seats in a navy blue and white combination.

1969 Cadillac DeVille SedanSpecs
Price$19,748
Powertrain7.7L V8
Horsepower375 hp
Torque525 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

Other than the sedan, the 1969 Cadillac DeVille is an absolute class to look at. With sky blue exterior is complimented by white paint stripes that give it an icy cool look. That said Dani loves vintage Cadillacs more than anything, he once stated that his car collection had more Cadillacs than any other manufacturer.


5. 1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham

Reportedly, the 1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham is Danny Koker’s personal ride when the cameras are off. One shouldn’t be surprised that Danny roams around in Fleetwood since it's public knowledge that he is a sucker for Cadillacs. The Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham holds up to a luxury car’s standard.

1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham SedanSpecs
Price$22,000
Powertrain7.0L V8
Horsepower340 hp
Torque480 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPH8.7 seconds
Top Speed127 MPH

It has an elegant long stretched profile, a nicely finished spacious cabin, a powerful engine for thrill, and more. Furthermore, Danny’s Fleetwood Brougham has white exterior paint, and a black interior and it comes with a black vinyl top. The 4-door sedan came with a 7.0L V8 engine which was coupled with a 3-speed automatic transmission.


4. 1932 Ford Roadster

1932 Ford Roadster

Danny Koker has claimed that the 1932 Ford Roadster is the most prized car in his collection and guess what? As per Count's Kustoms, it is the same 1932 Model 18 Roadster that was “made into the original Hot Wheel back in the 70s”.

Furthermore, Koker's got on the 1932 Ford which was a hot road in the 1980s. Lastly, the estimated auction value of the 1932 Ford Model 18 Roadster can go as far as $84,000.

1932 Ford Model 18 RoadsterSpecs
Price$57,800
Powertrain3.6L V8
Horsepower65 hp
TorqueNA
Transmission3-speed manual
0-60 MPHNA
Top SpeedNA

Also known as the Vamp Rod, the car lives very close to the heart of Danny Koker and it is one of the cars that he will never sell. Danny and his team also took care of the mechanical aspect of things such as the engine being upgraded to a small block 327, with a Dyer's 671 supercharger. The whole setup makes an astonishing 615 horsepower, which is quite a lot considering how light the vehicle is.


3. 1966 Mustang GT350

1966 Mustang GT350 

1966 Mustang GT350 and Danny Koker had a deep childhood connection since his dad got the Mustang when he was just nine. The 1966 Shelby Mustang GT 350 belongs to the first generation and has an estimated price tag of $295,610.

1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Specs
Price$295,610
Powertrain289 cu-in or 4.7L V8
Horsepower306 hp
Torque329 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH6.6 seconds
Top Speed117 MPH

Blessed with muscle design, a beautiful interior, a potent engine, and a lot more, the Shelby Mustang GT 350 is an object of desire for many car enthusiasts. Hence, despite having a price tag of 6-figures, folks want to have it in their garage and drive on an old town road.


2. Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

According to some sources, Danny Koker has a white Lamborghini Countach. This legendary car from the 1980s is also shown in the Wolf of Wall Street movie in which the Oscar recipient Leonardo DiCaprio does the iconic drunk scene. That said, the estimated average value of the 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S is around $352,525.

1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500 SSpecs
Price$352,525
Powertrain4.7L V12
Horsepower370 hp
Torque302 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-60 MPH5.2 seconds
Top Speed180 MPH

The 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP500S hid a 4.7L V12 engine which was only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Countach was a representation of the outrageously iconic design ethos of Italian marque and paved the way for future Lamborghinis. They only produced 321 units of this particular gen owned by Danny, thus it is a very rare sight to behold.


1. 1966 Shelby 427 AC Cobra

1966 Shelby 427 AC Cobra

Just like the Mustang GT 350, the 1966 Shelby 427 AC Cobra also has some connections with Danny Koker's dad. It was the first car both father and son bought together and what an incredible car they chose. That said, the estimated cost of the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra is around $1.9 million but hey! It's not even the AC Cobra version which is more powerful. Hence, $1.9m is not the limit. If you have one in your garage then count yourself lucky.

1966 Shelby 427 AC CobraSpecs
Price$1.9 million
Powertrain7.0L V8
Horsepower425 hp
Torque480 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed manual
0-60 MPH4.2 seconds
Top Speed164 MPH

The 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra was one of the most beloved race cars in the 60's and because of its raw 425 horses, it was the most intimidating as well. The 427 Cobra came with a new chassis designed in cooperation with Ford. Danny's AC Cobra is hands down one of the coolest cars in his car collection.


Special Mentions:

1968 Ford Mustang “Bullitt”

When Danny went to North American International Motor Show in 2018, he sat inside the 1968 Ford Mustang “Bullitt”. Yes, the original car that Steve McQueen drove in the movie “Bullitt” (1968). Besides that, the same car had already been featured in Season 1 Episode 1, titled  'McQueen for a Day'. In this episode, Rick Harrison and Corey Harrison of Pawn Stars brought up the Mustang for a review.

FAQs

How many cars does Danny the Count own?

Danny Koker owns a collection of over 58 cars, which includes classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, and other unique vehicles. Among his prized possessions are the infamous 1932 Ford Roadster, the 1965 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, and the 1999 Shelby Series 1.

Count’s Kustoms has how many seasons?

There are 10 seasons of History TV show, Count’s Kustom. The latest one was completed in 2021.

Which car did Danny Koker regret selling?

Danny Koker wishes that he had never sold the 1973 Plymouth Satellite Sebring R.

Which car does Danny Koker like the most?

Koker loves his 1932 Ford Roadster and 1966 Mustang GT350. However, he has a special place for the 1981 Corvette as well.

Does Danny Koker hate new and modern cars?

Danny has been criticized for his bias against modern and new cars. However, he has clarified that he doesn’t hate them. He just likes old cars which fit his taste. Although his car collection does include a 2009 Cadillac STS-V which is pretty modern by his standards.

How much Danny Koker is worth?

Danny Koker has a net worth of around $13 million.

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