Here is the famous Shakespearean Actor Richard Burton’s Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published January 4, 2024

Here is the famous Shakespearean Actor Richard Burton’s Car Collection

Richard Burton aka Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. has had limited but exquisite taste when it comes to cars. The no-more star used to own 3 cars namely a 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado. Back in those days, the film actor was so well known that his Rolls-Royce was specially made by Rolls-Royce Ltd. in London, England. This shows how the level of stardom Richard Burton held at that time. On the star’s 45th birthday he was honored with a CBE at Buckingham Palace. Post-1970s, the star's career started to decline because of his not-so-progressive habits and preference to roles in mediocre roles. His last successful film of the ‘70s was “Equus” which made him win the Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Awards. Now let’s take a look at his car collection. 

3. Mercedes Benz C250

The 1973 Mercedes Benz C250 to date falls under the name of Richard Burton. As per sources, this car was bought by Richard’s first wife and was a marriage gift to him from his first wife. The car is white in color and Richard got an aftermarket sunroof installed in the car along with an alcohol detector which would cut off the ignition if Richard would attempt driving his car under the influence of alcohol.


The car features an all-white paint scheme with white-capped wheels. The car was priced at $5,940.

1973 Mercedes Benz C250Specs
Powertrain2.7L Inline-6
Horsepower128 hp
Torque159 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPH11.2 seconds
Top Speed109 MPH

The Mercedes Benz C250 had a 2.7L Inline-6 engine under its hood coupled to a 4-speed automatic transmission. This in total delivers 128 horsepower and 159 lb-ft of torque. All-in-all the car was able to pull itself from 0-60 mph in 11.2 seconds and gain a top speed of 109 mph.

2. 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible

The 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible holds a legacy in the name itself. The car then owned by Richard Burton had various stories associated with it some of which were facts and some were mere stories to get the limelight.


There is no loads of information about his Cadillac but the limited number of photos do display the actor’s passion and pride in owning the 1955 Cadillac Eldorado. Not knowing the exact price, but today the car holds extremely high value in the automotive industry. According to one of the sources, the 1955 Caddy Eldorado Convertible has had the highest sale of $781,100 but a recent sale was around $65,000.

1955 Cadillac Eldorado ConvertibleSpecs
Powertrain5.4L V8
Horsepower270 hp
Torque345 lb-ft
Transmission4-speed automatic
0-60 MPH11.8 seconds
Top Speed113 MPH

The 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible had a 5.4L V8 engine under its hood mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission delivering 270 horsepower and a torque of 345 lb-ft. The car was able to do 0-60 mph in 11.8 seconds and a top speed of 113 mph. The car did cater to a 5-seater configuration but was a two-door soft roof convertible.

1. 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

The 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow owned by Richard Barton was specially manufactured for the actor by Rolls-Royce Ltd. in London, England. The company is known for its in-disputable name for luxury and comfort. The star received this car post his honorable recommendation for CBE in Buckingham Palace.


The car holds a brass plate on its dash saying that the car was made for the actor by a company in England. The exquisite maroon color with brass and chrome inserts elated the visual appeal of the car. The present-day value of the car is somewhere around $75,000.

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver ShadowSpecs
Powertrain6.75L V8
Horsepower200 hp
Torque398 lb-ft
Transmission3-speed automatic
0-60 MPHNA
Top Speed118 MPH

This maroon colored 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow housed a 6.75L naturally aspirated V8 engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. This in total delivered an output of 200 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The car was able to achieve a top speed of 118 mph. With time Richard Burton’s Rolls-Royce has had its value increase phenomenally.

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