Expensive Cars Of MLB Legend Pete Rose

By Simon Boseman

Published January 4, 2024

Expensive Cars Of MLB Legend Pete Rose

Despite the allegations raised against him by the Federal Government for not paying a tax amount close to $1 million, the MLB celeb is known for signing a $3.2 million contract as a free agent with Philadelphia Phillies. Apart from that, the celebrity is expected to whoop in $1.2 million a year, just by signing autographs. According to the sources, the celebrity has bagged an amount of $7.1 million from MLB as a baseball player. Back in 1990, the United Baseball League offered him around $5,00,000 a year for serving them as a manager. It’s quite obvious that someone like Charlie who earned millions of dollars by playing as an MBL baseball player to own vintage cars like a 1975 AMC Pacer X Levi’s Edition, a 1978 Rolls Royce Silver shadow, and a Rolls Royce Wraith in his collection. He also owned a 1977 Porsche 933 Turbo for a limited point of time but sold it again to another person later after owning it for a limited point of time. 

3. 1975 AMC Pacer X Levi’s Edition

The 1975 AMC Pacer X was a two-door coupe that was launched back between 1975. The car was a priceless choice due to its aerodynamic windshield and lowering interior noise levels. The car’s stylish front bucket seat and polyurethane dashboard majorly attracted car buyers. Apart from that, the rack and the pinion steering wheel was also a major attraction for the buyers.

1975 AMC Pacer X Levi’s Edition

We believe this could be one of the reasons for the celebrity smiled when he was seated inside the car. Moreover, the 2-dr hatchback was given to him as a gift for his stellar performance in the fall classic.

1975 AMC Pacer X Levi’s Edition Specs
Price -
Powertrain 3.8 liter 6 line engine
Horsepower 110 hp
Torque 195 lb.-ft
Transmission 3-speed automatic
0-60 mph 14.50 seconds
Top speed 101 mph

The prices shared about the car might not be the actual price that the celebs have paid for purchasing the car. The car was equipped with a 3.8 liter 6 line engine and a 110 hp. It also had a torque capacity of 195 lb.-ft. Apart from that, it had a 3-speed automatic transmission that could reach 0-60 mph in just 14.50 seconds. The car had a maximum speed of 101 mph. 

2. 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

The ‘78 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was the third addition to the car collection of MBL legend who also owns a 2-door Wraith. The car’s real beauty was in its exterior look, which had a unibody design. The rack and pinion steering of the car had minor bumper differences and came with a firm front suspension. The celebrity looked quite happy while standing in front of the car with a bunch of base bats in his hands.

1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

The car also had a 2,776-long wheelbase. However, the car also had a power window with four-wheel disc brakes.

1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Specs
Price $20,200*
Powertrain Turbo Hydramatic 350 V8 engine
Horsepower 200 hp
Torque -
Transmission 3-speed automatic transmission
0-60 mph 11.0 seconds
Top speed 118 mph

The car was equipped with a turbo hydramatic 350 V8 engine, that had 200hp horsepower and a 3-speed automatic transmission. The car could reach 0-60 mph in just 11.0 seconds and used to have a top speed of 118 mph. 

1. Rolls Royce Wraith 

Rolls Royce has been manufacturing and delivering cars for a limited number of buyers for ages. Probably, it's one of the ancient automotive companies that delivered vehicles to the VIPs, politicians, and various Hollywood celebrities of all time. The MLB celebrity Pete Rose who’s also known as Charlie Hustle is one of those.

Rolls Royce Wraith

We can definitely vouch for his love for the vehicle when a piece of news was leaked by TZ sports on the internet claiming that the celebrity loves to ride a Rolls Royce, but does not really care when it comes to paying his taxes! The black Rolls Royce 2-dr coupe comes with a maximum cargo space of 16.6 cu.-ft ensuring the passengers to seat without compromising space for storing their baggage.

Rolls Royce WraithSpecs
Price $300,000
Powertrain 6.6-liter V12 engine
Horsepower 624 hp
Torque 605 lb.-ft
Transmission 8 speed shiftable automatic
0-60 mph4.4 seconds
Top speed 155 mph

The car is available at an average MSRP $3,00,000 and equipped with a 6.6-liter V12 engine, with a 624 hp and a maximum torque capacity of 605 lb.-ft. The car is equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission and can reach 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The car has a top speed of 155 mph. 

Honorable Mention:

1977 Porsche 930 Turbo

Apart from owning two different varieties of Rolls Royce, the MLB legend also owned a 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo when he was at the peak of his career. The athlete had bought it from someone who purchased the car from another owner. In fact, we would say that the 930 led an adventurous life for too long with its owners which changed from time to time.

The car was finally stored in a garage till 2020, before getting sold finally in the auction.

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