Here's a look at the Vintage Car Collection of John Travolta

By Simon Boseman

Published July 22, 2024

Here's a look at the Vintage Car Collection of John Travolta

Table of Contents

  • Jaguar XJ6
  • 1958 Ford Thunderbird
  • 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
  • Mercedes Benz 280SL
  • Jaguar XJ8L

John Travolta is a marvelous actor who has acted in many films including the sitcom - ‘Welcome Back, Kotler’. His successful acting career has gifted him enormous amount of fame, and also a lot of wealth. However, John Travolta is a man of taste, and even with a huge net worth of about $250 million, he has a wonderful choice of vintage cars in his possession ranging from a Rolls Royce to a Cadillac and he even had a collection of 1955 Ford luxury cars.

5. Jaguar XJ6

Jaguar XJ6

One of the best sedans ever to be declared is the Jaguar XJ6 which is one of the few vintage cars in his garage. It is rumored to be a 1975 Jaguar XJ6 and has been specifically crafted as a race car. John Travolta has this vintage beauty with a white color coat on it & runs perfectly fine.

The 1970 Jaguar XJ 6 comes up with a 5.0-liter V8 supercharged race engine that boosts up to 226 hp and with a 278 lb-ft of torque. It could do 0-60 in just 8.4 seconds with a top speed of 139 mph.

4. 1958 Ford Thunderbird

1958 Ford Thunderbird

One of the best vintage convertible cars by Ford which was developed in the 1950s was once owned by John Travolta for 6 years. This is also one of the most admired vehicles of Travolta. The cyan finish of Travolta’s Thunderbird came with a Fabric convertible top along with fender skirts.

The wheelbase was a bit identical to the Chevrolet Corvette and had four-way powered seats with some other distinctive features like a tachometer. It was more of a stepping stone to a personal luxury car rather than a race car.

3. 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

Travolta’s collection contains a lot of supercars but having a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II is one in a lifetime opportunity. According to its time, this beauty has top-dog performance.

He bought this to celebrate his first big movie contract, ‘Grease’, and painted it to a dark brown metallic finish. The exterior is known for its signature grill in the front, while the interiors are crafted with dark brown leather with wood grain.

The 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is installed with a 6230 cc L410 V8 engine which can power up to 172 hp with 191 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 11.3 seconds with a top speed of 118 mph

2. Mercedes Benz 280SL

Mercedes Benz 280SL

One of the most expensive cars of 1960, the John Travolta was one of his favorites & was in his possession until in 2011. He went a few blocks away from his Mercedez Benz 280SL to a Jaguar dealership, founding out it was stolen. It has a brown paint finish with soft and firm leather suited for its interiors. A luxurious convertible which is a rare coupe to be found nowadays. Its competitors such as Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto and Ferrari 330 GTS give good competition but failed to top a Mercedez Benz 280SL Convertible.

The Mercedez Benz 280SL was bolted with an inline 6 SOHC with 6 cylinders that give 171 hp with 177 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 10 seconds and could zoom to a top speed of 124 mph.

1. Jaguar XJ8L

Jaguar XJ8L

Even in his 50’s when it comes to picking a go-to car from his collection, Jaguar XJ8L is what John Travolta chooses. The 2009 Jaguar XJ 8L is an agile but long luxury sedan. His pale silver sedan has an old-style touch and appears to be very conservative. The rich interior suits Travolta’s personality although the exterior is quite simplistic. Flagship sedan for Jaguar the XJ series has pin-to-pin competition with the BMW 7 series and an Audi 8.

The 2009 Jaguar XJ8L comes with a 4.2-liter V8 engine that goes to 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 6.6 seconds and with a top speed of 155 mph.


Well, that was all for John Travolta's car collection. However, if you are interested in the car collections of other celebrities, make sure to check out the links below.


FAQs

When was John Travolta born?

John Travolta was born on February 18, 1954.

What are some of John Travolta’s most famous movies?

Some of John Travolta’s most famous movies include "Saturday Night Fever", "Grease", "Pulp Fiction", and "Get Shortly".

What kind of cars does John Travolta like?

Travolta owns a fleet of vintage cars which include vehicles like the Jaguar XJ6, Mercedes Benz 280SL, and his favorite 1958 Ford Thunderbird.

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