Nicolas Cage Is Obsessed With Italian Sports Cars

Fans of Nicolas Cage know how weird and wild he is. And, while he’s best-known for his outlandish roles, he’s also known for doing a lot of bad movies. The reason why he’s done so many bad movies is because he was broke. And, like many celebrities, he became broke in part because he spent too much money.

In Cage’s case, a lot of his money went into his Italian sports car collection. Here’s a look at Nicolas Cage’s career, his wealth, and his impressive garage. 

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A look at Nicolas Cage’s career

Like many Hollywood stars, Cage’s career first took off because of his connections. Cage, whose real name is Nicolas Coppola, is indeed related to the famous director Francis Ford Coppola.

Many of the first films that Cage starred in are now classics. His first role was in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ but his career really took off when he starred in Raising Arizona in 1987. 

Cage’s career blew up after he won an Oscar for his role in ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ in 1995, and from then on, Cage became one of Hollywood’s leading action stars. Cage starred in beloved 90s action movies such as ‘The Rock’, ‘Con Air’ and ‘Face/Off’, and all of those movies were great financial successes. 

In the early 2000s, Cage continued to star in good, successful movies like ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’, ‘National Treasure’, and ‘Lord of War’. These strings of good movies led him to a peak net worth of about $150 million. However, Cage’s spending habits soon caught up to him.

Nicolas Cage’s Italian sports car collection

Like many celebrities, Cage developed a habit of collecting cars. However, unlike many celebrities, Cage had a specific type of car that he was interested in. The cars that Cage was most interested in collecting were classic Italian sports cars, according to Gold Eagle.

An example of a rare Italian sports car that Cage owns is the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, according to Gold Eagle. This is a very rare car too, as Ferrari only built 51 of these rare Spyders. 

Another example of a rare Italian sports car that Cage owned is the 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ. Gold Eagle says that the Miura that Cage bought was actually first built for the Shah of Iran. Not only that, but Hot Cars said that only 16 of these cars were ever built, and Cage spent $3 million on his Miura in particular.

And then there’s the 1954 Bugatti 101. This wasn’t as rare of a car as the 1959 California Spyder or the 1971 Miura, but it was still a classic Italian sports car. Due to Cage’s money problems though, he sold this classic Bugatti for $2 million, according to Hot Cars.

Other cars that were in Nicolas Cage’s garage

That’s the same story about many of Cage’s cars. Cage spent millions on his cars and he was millions in debt, so he was forced to sell some of his cars to pay his bills.

Another one of those cars is the ultra-rare 1963 Jaguar E-Type Semi-Lightweight Competition that Jaguar built to compete with Ferrari on the race track, according to Gold Eagle.

Jaguar only made 12 of those cars, and Cage got his hands on one of them. Hot Cars says that the E-Type had a 325-hp engine, which was very powerful for its time.  But, due to his money problems, Hot Cars said that Cage doesn’t own his E-Type anymore.

However, at the very least, Hot Cars said that Cage still has an Eleanor Mustang that he got after working on Gone in 60 Seconds.