In addition to their nice homes and lavish fashion, celebrities are known for purchasing/ designing some of the most awesome customized cars around.
In addition to their nice homes and lavish fashion, celebrities are known for purchasing/ designing some of the most awesome customized cars around. Perhaps this is due to the fact that no matter what level of celebrity status they may have, they’re still able to walk in most dealerships and make demands the average person just can’t afford. Everyone from actors to rappers and even TV show hosts are all known to drive around in cars more expensive and intricately put together than the average person’s home. Nevertheless, isn’t this what being rich is for? I mean, these people are forced to live in a bubble, they’re expected to perform on command, and they have even the most intimate details of their lives discussed in the court of public opinion. Surely, there should also be a few perks!
Indeed, while most of us may grumble at the fact that many of these celebrities have car notes that are far more expensive than our mortgages, if we’re honest, most of us would spend that type of money on our cars, too… if only we could afford it. While there may not be an immediate cure for being wealthy challenged, what we can do is look at the details of some of the best celebrity custom cars ever and live vicariously through them. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to feed my custom-car cravings. That said, the following is a closer look at 20 (technically 21) of the top custom celebrity cars of all time.
20SONNY & CHER’S MATCHING MUSTANGS
A blast from the past, Sonny & Cher’s matching Mustangs are two car artifacts deserving of celebrity-vehicle infamy. Indeed, the two 289 CID custom Mustangs were created for the couple as gifts in 1966. They were customized by well-known car customizer George Barris, the so-called “King of Kustomizers,” who created two front fascias for the cars and also used Ford Thunderbird taillights. Moreover, he reworked the interior using ’60s color schemes and materials, and the various alterations made to this car (including these awesomely bad paint jobs as well as the removal of the door handles) helped to make this pair of cars as unique and as vintage as the duo themselves. Although they may not be some people’s cup of tea, I can’t imagine making a list of the top custom celebrity cars and not including these iconic cars. With Sonny’s car painted Murano gold pearl and Cher’s car painted hot-pink pearl, the infamous car duo was recently sold as a pair to the tune of $126,500 and even came complete with a wide variety of Sonny and Cher memorabilia.