Simon Cowell’s Jaguar Is One of the Rarest Cars on the Market

If there’s one thing fans know about Simon Cowell, it’s that he doesn’t hesitate to say what he likes and dislikes. And with his level of success, he has plenty of budget to collect whatever he wants. It’s no secret that one thing that brings him joy the most and is respected by many is his impressive car collection.

There is a Jaguar in Simon Cowell’s collection that some suggest may be one of the rarest on the market today.

Simon Cowell’s career is as impressive as his car collection

Simon Cowell on the red carpet
Simon Cowell | Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic

His reputation for sharp judgments and harsh criticism may not sit well with everyone. But many suggest Simon Cowell has certainly earned his position that allows him to say whatever he wants.

His career is long and distinguished as a judge and producer of reality talent shows like Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent. In 2004 and 2010, Cowell was named as one of the most 100 influential people by Time magazine. He’s a big deal in British culture too and landed at number six on The Daily Telegraph’s roster of 100 most powerful people in British culture.

He is equally renowned in music with accomplishments like launching boy band, One Direction, to superstardom. In 2017, Cowell’s net worth was evaluated at around $550 million.

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to collect rare vehicles

Celebrities often have money to spend, and their lifestyles afford them the ability to collect rare, expensive, and popular cars. For example, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld both have a well-respected love of cars and expansive collections.

But with the kind of money Simon Cowell earns, his collection might make Leno’s and Seinfeld’s collectibles pale in comparison. Cowell goes beyond the title of collector and ventures into aficionado territory with some of the rare finds in his garage.

The one car in Simon Cowell’s collection that could be the rarest

Many experts and fans suggest Simon Cowell has one of the most beautiful collections of cars in the world. He prefers British and Italian made models and an eye for collectible perfection.

His garage has badges from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Jaguar. In fact, he has more than one model from each of these automakers. One Jaguar model, in particular, is one that may be the rarest cars on the market ever.

The Jaguar Eagle Speedster might just be Cowell’s prize possession, and its £650,000 motor restoration brings its original 1965 luster back to life.

Just how rare is this Jaguar?

This Jaguar E-Type variation is one of the most iconic cars of all time. It had capabilities of reaching 150-mph top speeds, which during the 60s, was more than revolutionary. Even the iconic Enzo Ferrari said it was the most beautiful car ever made. Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear called this Jaguar “the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.” Simon Cowell’s Jaguar Eagle Speedster is a perfectly detailed car that harkens back to the innovative styling and performance of its original time.

Henry Pearman changed the restoration and maintenance landscape of these iconic E-Types, including having developed the Eagle Speedster. Few of these cars are built and rebuilt, many customized to the highest standards of quality in the industry. And with price tags upwards of $1 million, with an added $250,000 for the coupe, the Jaguar Eagle Speedster is a rare symbol of status as well.

When you’re Simon Cowell, you do what you want, when you want. You also collect only the best in cars and classic vehicles. In compiling a list of the best-of-the-best models from past and present, you would have a collection that nearly mirrors every car in Cowell’s garage.

The Jaguar Eagle Speedster is probably one of the rarest models on the market today. It doesn’t surprise many to learn that it’s one of Simon Cowell’s most cherished rides, too.