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Greek/Italian businessman Nicola Bulgari owns a lot of companies. He has hotel chains and perfumes, but most notably he is known for his watches.
With his vast wealth, he can afford to buy any kind of car he wishes to have. So some might be surprised to learn that he is an avid American car fan. To be more precise, he prefers Cadillacs.
Bulgari owns quite a few Cadillacs, and most of them are classic models from the 1930′s to the 1970′s. He also owns some of their newer models like the CTS wagon and the CTS-V sedan. He also owns an XLR-V with a custom Bulgari speedometer designed by the same people who does his watches.
Now Mr. Bulgari will be adding another new Cadillac to his stable, the very last DTS to roll off the production line. Commenting on his latest purchase, Bulgari said; “It’s the quality. I like the DTS because it’s a great sedan. It’s the last of an era. I thought it would be wonderful to own the last Northstar in a DTS. It’s one of the best engines ever designed, reliable and a performer.”
This is not the first time he bought a last off the line product from General Motors, he also owns the last Buick Riviera coupe ever made.
To millions of people, Jay Leno is perhaps best known as a comedian and host of NBC’s the Tonight Show, but in automotive circles he’s also recognized as a serious car enthusiast and collector, with a warehouse full of 200 interesting vehicles, including 100 cars that are regularly serviced and driven.
The collection includes a tremendous variety of vehicles, ranging from 1906 and 1922 Stanley Steamers to a custom built 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado, a one of a kind ‘Tank Car’ and the 1955 Buick he’s owned since 1972. Leno is also an avid supporter of the collector car hobby and in recognition of his dedication, will be presented with the Lee Iacocca Award on stage after his performance at next year’s running of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on Feburary 26, 2011. Guests attending the gala will have an opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Leno, along with the Legends of Indy Award winners, which will also be a highlight of the event.