Gabriel Iglesias's Car Collection Features 3 Million Dollar Worth Iconic VW Buses

By Simon Boseman

Published July 23, 2024

Gabriel Iglesias's Car Collection Features 3 Million Dollar Worth Iconic VW Buses

Table of Contents

  • The Fluffy Museum Hosts 18 Iconic VW Buses
  • 1968 Volkswagen “Bay Window” Bus
  • Volkswagen 21 Window “Iron Man” Bus
  • 1967 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper
  • 1959 23-Window Volkswagen T1 Bus
  • 19-Window Volkswagen Ragtop Bus 

Gabriel Iglesias aka Fluffy is known for his comedic feats across the globe but the automotive collector world knows him as the “VW Bus Guy”. His car collection has over 25 cars from VW buses to Classic Chevy and even the oldest VW Bug in the United States. 

Fluffy’s garage famously known as “The Fluffy Garage” (est - 2014) was his brainchild as he built it to pay tribute to the famous Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany with his own choices of artwork, Fluffy pieces, and most importantly his fleet of VW cars.   


The Fluffy Museum Hosts 18 Iconic VW Buses

Gabriel Iglesias aka Fluffy started investing in Volkswagen buses after getting investment ideas from none other than his friend Jay Leno. 

Well, after just one and a half years of listening to Jay Leno, Fluffy ended up collecting 18 iconic VW buses that are worth more than $3 million today. Let’s dive and get to know about a few of his most popular VW Buses. 


8. 1968 Volkswagen “Bay Window” Bus

Source: YouTube (GQ)

Let’s start with Fluffy’s favorite car which is also his first car - the 1968 VW Bay Window. At the age of 17, Gabriel received the bus as a gift from his brother which at the time cost only $400. Since that day, it has become his favorite one.

The VW Bay Window has a gray-white color scheme with a full shield window, unlike his other VW buses. The interior has been upgraded with smaller seats to ensure better comfort for Iglesias. 


7. Volkswagen 21 Window “Iron Man” Bus

Source: YouTube (GQ)

Gabriel is a Marvel Comics fanatic and this bus was customized to pay homage to “Iron Man” actor Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark. The bus features a two-tone color scheme much like the Iron Man suit.

As for other modifications, Fluffy actually lowered the ground clearance compared to his other VW buses cuz he likes it that way. However, the most interesting thing is the wheels as Fluffy put Porsche alloy wheels with the brand’s logo on them making it a custom VW specimen in its own category. 


6. 1967 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper

Source: YouTube (GQ)

As a fun-loving comedian, Fluffy loves enjoying outings with his friends and two of his pet chihuahuas, and what better way to make that travel more memorable than a VW Camper Bus? Iglesias bought the 1967 Camper from a guy in Germany who originally bought it from someone in California - a great back-and-forth journey we guess.

Fluffy’s Westfalia Camper got some modifications and the most notable is its two-tone gray-white color scheme very much in the vein of the Bentley colors giving it a much more classic and stylish appearance. Other amenities like a single bed, wood cabinets, and curtains make it a perfect camper bus for Fluffy. 


5. 1959 23-Window Volkswagen T1 Bus

Source: YouTube (GQ)

Back in 2019, Fluffy bought this 1959 T1 bus from his friend Henry Marchena who is responsible for most of Fluffy’s restoration. The biggest difference between the 50s and 60s VW bus is their turn signal lights. The '60s model has it spike-shaped while the 50s model is rather flat kind of like an egg. 


4. 19-Window Volkswagen Ragtop Bus 

Source: YouTube (GQ)

Unlike his other VW buses, this 19-Window bus is more of a cruising family-size touring bus that comes with a Ragtop option. It was an optional feature back then and Fluffy kept it as original as possible besides the new paint job. 


3. 1953 15-Window Volkswagen Bus

Source: YouTube (BI)

People who know about VW buses always prefer the ones with 21-windows but the truth is VW buses with 15-windows are the rarest of them all. Fluffy’s 15-Window VW Bus comes with a two-tone Red and white color scheme and the comedian calls his 1953 15-Window “Quinceanera”. 


2. Volkswagen Double-Cab Truck

Source: YouTube (BI)

Gabriel not only invested in VW buses but also had the time to acquire an old-school VW Double-Cab Truck. Back in the day, people were hard-working and needed trucks for their daily work and that’s how VW came up with these Double-Cab trucks. However, as sophisticated as Fluffy’s taste in VW, he fully repainted the truck and added a whole lot of chrome to it.


1. 1966 Volkswagen Samba

Source: YouTube (Jay Leno's Garage)

Among Gabriel’s 18 iconic VW buses his 1966 VW Samba is a rare and popular car that was also featured in Jay Leno’s Garage. Back in February 2015, Fluffy brought his VW Samba to Jay Leno’s Garage where they talked about this piece of history and fully analyzed it from top to bottom. 

Painted in a two-tone Pesta Green & White color combo, this transporter bus features an optional ragtop with all 21 working windows. The interior is fitted with beige white leather while the engine is kept as stock and also the rear bumper. The two even took the bus for a ride and had a great time while enjoying friendly conversations. 


There isn’t enough information about Fluffy’s 18 VW buses but we salvaged the most popular ones that can broaden your idea about his whole VW Bus collection.


Gabriel Iglesias’s Car Collection Beside His VW Buses

If you think, Gabriel only invested in VW Buses get ready to be blown away as to what extent his car collection is stretched. From Classic Beetles to Modern-day Dodge SRT Demon, Iglesias surely spent his money wisely. 


8. 1950 Volkswagen Beetle “Hoffman Edition”

Volkswagen Beetle of gabriel Iglesias Source: Business Insider(YT)

The most vintage Volkswagen car from Gabriel Iglesias's car collection is the 1950 Beetle. In 1950, the official export of the VW Beetles began to the US automobile market. Meanwhile, Fluffy claims that, the Hoffman Edition that he has is unique since only three such examples were made.

In case you are wondering, ‘Hoffman Edition’ is attached to the Beetle’s name because of The Max Hoffman Dealership in New York City, USA. Fluffy’s Beetle is also the oldest original VW Bug in the United States. 


7. 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS 396

Source: YouTube (Jay Leno's Garage)

Back in 2022 when Gabriel attended the Barret-Jackson Las Vegas auction to sell two cars from his car collection, he came back with 6 new cars and this 69 Chevelle SS 396 was one of them. Fluffy’s SS 396 is an all-original stock car in flawless condition which was featured in Jay Leno’s Garage in September of the same year. 

Fluffy’s taste in classic cars was also praised by Leno himself saying, “...I’m proud that you bought the right one you know. If you bought some resto-modded thing those tend to go down especially now when money’s you know a little tighter… ”


6. 2005 Infiniti QX56

Source: Motortrend

According to Gabriel Iglesias, the 2005 QX56 is a car he is “never going to get rid of”. Over the years, he has done a lot of work inside and outside of the QX56. The full-size SUV has several serval cabin changes and it has been through numerous paint jobs.

The Fluffy Iglesias has a deep emotional attachment with the 2005 Infiniti QX56. Since for him, the SUV is like a “wedding ring”. Having said that, the 2005 Infiniti QX56 had a base price of $48,350 and it came with a 315-horsepower V8 engine.


5. 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Source: Motortrend

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is one of Fluffy’s favorite cars. However, before buying the 300 SRT8, he actually sold off his old 2012 Infiniti QX56. Furthermore, this Chrysler has been specially customized by Madness Autoworks. Iglesias likes to give ratings to his cars and the 300 SRT8 has received 10 out of 10 from him.

Also, the standout feature of Fluffy’s Chrysler 300 is its Lambo doors. Yes, you heard it right, the stand-up comedian fitted Lambo Doors to his Chrysler which can be said to be a one-of-a-kind for sure. 


4. 2013 Ford Flex

Source: Motortrend

Gabriel Iglesias’ garage also houses a 2013 Ford Flex wagon. It is one of his favorite cars. According to Fluffy, “You get inside and you have so much headroom and it’s really comfortable to drive and it’s really techy inside.” 

However, this Flex has been especially customized for him mostly on the inside in terms of the custom-fitted Fluffy logo. The front end of the car also has “FLUFFY” spelled out in bold.


3. 2012 Tesla Model S

Source: Autoblog

The only electric vehicle in Gabriel Iglesias’s car collection is the 2012 Tesla Model S and it is one of the earlier versions released back in the day. As a full-size sedan, the Model S is Fluffy’s daily drive car which he surely enjoys on the streets of California. 


2. 2018 Dodge Charger SRT Demon

Source: autoevolution

Gabriel’s love for muscle cars is publically known. Reportedly, he owns several Dodge cars among which the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon was his prized gem. However, it was auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson in 2022.

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from the Gabriel Iglesias Car Collection was sold for $154,000. Fluffy was also present at the auction site cheering bids to go higher and higher. Having said that, this 2018 Challenger SRT Demon only ran 1,895 miles.


1. 2015 Chevrolet Trans AM SE Bandit

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lastly a Camaro with a Trans Am conversion kit! Furthermore, Gabriel Iglesias’ Trans AM Camaro SE Bandit is signed by actor, Burt Reynolds, who drove a Pontiac Trans AM in the hit 1977 film “Smokey And The Bandit”. However, when he got the car, it was just a plain black Camaro but later it got a golden firebird made upon the front hood. On a side note, only 77 examples of Trans AM Edition were made.

Gabriel Iglesias in the Business Insider video says that he is scared to drive the car. However, he has sat behind the steering wheel in CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage show. Having said that, his car has been transformed by Trans Am Depot which is located in Florida. The car was sold off by Barret-Jackson in a 2022 Las Vegas auction in the same lot as his SRT Demon.


While Fluffy became the only comedian to sell out the Dodgers stadium back in 2022, his ever-growing hunger for cars has led him to be a proper bonafide car guy among comedians. As things are going right, we will probably see the upcoming 2025 VW ID. Buzz added to “The Fluffy Museum”. 


This is it for what “The Fluffy Museum” has to offer. If you are interested in more car collections, check out the links below.


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FAQs

What car does Gabriel Iglesias have?

The exact public figure is unknown. However, Gabriel Iglesias's car collection is dominated by Volkswagen buses. Collectively, his Volkswagen bus collection is worth $ 3 million. He also has several Muscle cars in his garage. However, some of his automobiles have also been sold off at auctions.

How many Volkswagen buses does Gabriel Iglesias own?

Gabriel Iglesias owns more than 18 Volkswagen buses making him a well-known Volkswagen enthusiast and collector. His collection includes at least four classic Volkswagen Type 2 or Transporter models, which are often referred to as "hippie vans" or "hippie buses." These include a 1956 Wolfsburg Edition Type 2, a 1968 Volkswagen Samba Bus, a 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 Panel Van, and a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle that has been customized to resemble a Volkswagen bus.

Gabriel Iglesias' first car was?

Gabriel Iglesias' first car was a 1968 Volkswagen Transporter which was a gift from his brother when Fluffy was just 17 years old.

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