Being rich and famous can come with some major perks. Celebrities get into all the best nightclubs and the hottest restaurants and receive invitations to the most exclusive parties and award ceremonies. Some of them even receive payment because they endorse products that they use, and they end up getting them for free. One of the things that the rich and famous get to do is indulge in the things that they've always loved. For many celebrities, one of those things is cars.
One such car-loving celebrity is John Cena. He began his career in the WWE and became one of their biggest stars of all time. He headlined WrestleMania multiple times and is a 16-time world champion. After his wrestling career, he made his way into movies such as "12 Rounds," "Train Wreck," and "Blockers." One of the things that he spent his money on was his car collection of the cars that made him happy.
Everyone has a different taste in cars and different definitions of what he or she likes. John Cena has a great collection of some cars that are iconic and meaningful to him. Despite his car collection that contains some pretty cool cars and ones that will make you wonder why he had them, there are cars that he will never own. Some cars in the world are so expensive that some celebrities won't even consider paying that kind of money. Here are 10 cars that John Cena has in his personal collection and 10 that he will never have in his garage.
20 In Cena's Collection: 1989 Jeep Wrangler
John Cena made his debut in World Wrestling Entertainment in June of 2002. Before that, he had worked his tail off to make it into the business. This 1989 Jeep Wrangler was the first thing that Cena bought when he was given his first WWE paycheck. It's nothing flashy, and there's nothing special about it. For Cena, it's a representation of how far he's come, how hard he worked, and where he came from. It's one of those things that he probably keeps around to remind him of his journey.
19 In Cena's Collection: 1970 Plymouth Superbird
The Superbird was manufactured to compete on the NASCAR Superspeedways that are over a mile long. Richard Petty drove a Superbird in 1970 and took the checkered flag in 8 races behind the wheel of one of these bad boys.
They were built on a limited basis with only around 2,000 of them made in 1970.
John Cena is a lover of American muscle, and this is one he had to have in his garage. It's an iconic American muscle car, and the 426 Hemi V8 pumping out 425 horses is the best part.
18 In Cena's Collection: 1984 Cadillac Coupe De Ville
It's not sure if this is still in the garage, but we included this on the list because of the importance of this car to John and his automobile history.
A 1984 Coupe Deville is the first car that he ever bought.
He bought it when he was 14 years old. He says that he originally wanted to put the Cadillac motor into a different vehicle, and that's why he bought the car, but the motor seized up before he was able to do this. He drove it around in his small hometown of West Newbury, Massachusetts.
17 In Cena's Collection: 1991 Lincoln Continental
This is another one of those cars that hold a sentimental place in John Cena's heart. His journey to become a professional wrestler began in 1999 when he hit the road to make a name for himself.
Like many wrestlers at this stage, he had little money. He lived out of his car, a 1991 Lincoln Continental.
It was a difficult time in his life, and we can all be sure that he's glad that it's behind him. He doesn't have that problem anymore as he now lives in a beautiful mansion in Tampa, Florida.
16 In Cena's Collection: InCENArator
John Cena told Parker Brothers Concepts, the Florida builder responsible for this amazing-looking car, that he wanted a vehicle that was 1,000 years before its time. Parker Brothers is famous for building movie prop cars including Batman's Tumblr. This car was built for the 2013 race, and it was based on the chassis of a Corvette convertible and had its engine, too. There were no doors; the driver had to climb in and out through the custom split-glass roof. It was driven in the race by Talal M.A. Al-Faisal Al-Saud, a Saudi Arabian prince.
15 In Cena's Collection: 2006 Ford GT
The Ford GT is Ford's supercar. These cars are produced on a very limited basis. It requires a lengthy application process and approval from the company before the cars are delivered. He was recently the owner of a 2017 Ford GT, but he had some problems with this one. In the contract that the buyers sign in order to own these cars, there's a stipulation on the resale. The owners have to own the cars for at least 24 months before they can sell it. It was reported that Cena had sold his after owning it for only a month. There was a lawsuit filed by Ford that would follow.
14 In Cena's Collection: 2006 Dodge Viper
John Cena's love of cars started at a young age while he was growing up in Massachusetts. Once he was able to earn fame and wealth, he was able to afford the things that he could only dream of. One of those things is his cars, including a 2006 Dodge Viper. These cars are built for speed with an 8.3-liter V10 that puts out an amazing 500 horsepower. If it's speed that John Cena was looking for, he definitely got it when he bought one of these bad boys. He's a lover of American muscle, and he doesn't discriminate between new and classic.
13 In Cena's Collection: 2007 Dodge Charger SRT-8 Super Bee
The Dodge Charger was originally made up until 1987 and were in their 5th generation until their reprisal in 2006. The 2007 Super Bees were made as a payment of respect and homage to the good old days of the classic muscle cars.
The 425-horsepower and 13-second factory-built quarter mile was a good way to do that.
The "Super Bee" badge debuted in 1968 on the Dodge Coronets. This badge and package were offered as a Dodge Charger in 1971, which was the last model year of the second generation. These cars were made to compete with and in response to the Plymouth Road Runners (John Cena has one of those, too).
12 In Cena's Collection: 2007 Ford Mustang Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition
There were only 500 of these beautiful limited-edition Mustangs made. They were based on the Boss model that Ford came out with the same year but without the Boss badges. Ford is protective of that name, and Saleen decided to put a wonderful spin on this Mustang. Parnelli Jones was the racecar driver who drove a Boss 302 on his way to winning the SCCA Trans-Am title in 1970. He personally hand-signed the dashboards of all 500 of these cars. John Cena made sure to have one of these iconic cars tucked away in his garage for a Sunday drive.
11 In Cena's Collection: 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
At the time that this car was produced, it was the fastest production vehicle on the market. It had an incredible top speed of 205 miles per hour, made possible by the 6.2-liter V8 producing 638 horsepower. This car was truly made to be a racecar that was legal to drive on the street, and with a starting price of just over $104,000, you have to be a special class of person to own one. John Cena made sure to get himself one, and his was the 73rd ZR-1 to roll off of the assembly line.
10 Cena Can't Afford: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita ($4.8 million)
This is an ultra-exclusive supercar produced by maker Koenigsegg located in Sweden. These cars are built by hand, and it takes painstaking hours to do so. That's why there were only two ever made. One was known to be owned by boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. This car was built with a 4.8-liter V8 motor with 2 (yes, 2) superchargers that pump out just over 1,000 horsepower. The composite body is weaved with a white color in a way that when the sun hits it, it looks like a "diamond on wheels."
9 Cena Can't Afford: Zenvo TS1 ($1.9 million)
The Zenvo Company is located in Denmark, and since their inception in 2011 until the end of 2017, they produced only 11 cars. Since then, they've slightly increased those numbers to 5 cars a year. They spread that tiny number over 3 different models, and the TS1 is one of them. This collectible car comes with a 5.9-liter twin-supercharged V8 that creates over 1,100 horsepower. It's the kind of car that billionaire car collectors dream of adding to their garage and only take out once in a while on a very, very special occasion.
8 Cena Can't Afford: Lykan Hypersport ($3.4 million)
If you've seen "Furious 7," you definitely remember the car that Dom and Brian used to jump between 2 skyscrapers in Dubai. Well, this was the car. Don't worry; they didn't really destroy one. That was all computer-generated imaging.
There were only 7 of these cars ever made.
They were produced by the Lebanese company, W Motors (a United Arab Emirates Company). These cars are based on Porsche engineering with a straight-6 motor that generates 780 horsepower and an amazing top speed of 245 miles per hour. This car is so rare that John Cena has probably never even seen one in person.
7 Cena Can't Afford: Limited-Edition Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere ($3.4 million)
Is it possible to make a Bugatti Veyron any more ridiculous? This limited edition is proof that it is. Around the exotic car circles, Mansory Vivere is referred to as the "crazy witch doctors of the automotive tuning world." They put their touches on this amazing car by upgrading the exterior options with special lights, a carbon-fiber hood, and unique wheels, and they also tuned up that crazy motor. This exclusive car has an 8-liter W16 QUAD turbocharged engine that produces 1,2oo horsepower propelling it to over 250 miles per hour. And there are only 2 of these limited-edition vehicles in the world.
6 Cena Can't Afford: Aston Martin Valkyrie (est. $3.2 million)
This hypercar is yet to be released but is scheduled to be in production in 2020. John Cena is probably not on the list for this amazing car. This car is a joint venture between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing. What's known is that it's going to have a 6.5-liter V12 that's going to put out well over 1,100 horsepower. This car will be so exclusive that the racing driver seat is going to 3D map the customer so that the seat can be custom fitted to match his body. It's a car with next-generation aerodynamics features that'll be unlike anything else. It'll be fun to see who'll take delivery of this car when the time comes.
5 Cena Can't Afford: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($4.5 million)
There were only 9 of these made in 2015 when it came out, and these must've been incredibly special buyers. Car companies like Lamborghini, who produce cars on a limited basis such as this, are incredibly selective about the people whom they allow to drive their cars. John Cena may be a celebrity in the United States, but even that may not be enough to drive one of these. This Italian automaker has a long history behind that emblem, and they take the drivers of their cars very seriously. This supercar comes with a 6.5-liter V12 motor putting out 750 horsepower.
4 Cena Can't Afford: Pagani Huayra BC ($2.8 million)
The supercar and hypercar world is very competitive and pressure-filled. Pagani is an Italian company that has to compete with companies like Lamborghini and Ferrari, who've established themselves as household names around the world. The Huayra BC is a car that's helping Pagani do just that. It can produce 789 horsepower from its 12-cylinder motor. The car was named after Benny Caiola, a car collector who was well known in the circles of supercar and hypercar collectors. Pagani produces only 20 of these cars a year to make sure that the Pagani Huayra BC remain a rare, desirable, and collectible Italian supercar.
3 Cena Can't Afford: Ferrari Laferrari Aperta ($2.2 million)
This historic Italian supercar maker created 209 examples of this car, and it required an invitation in order to be able to own one of them. They come with an automatic transmission, 6.3-liter V12 motor with 950 horsepower and can go 220 miles per hour. I don't think that John Cena was on the list although he probably wanted to be. This car is a convertible, but it's been done in a way that differs from their competitors. The hard top is composed of two carbon-fiber panels that have to be removed by hand, and they did this in order to save weight on the car.
2 Cena Can't Afford: Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli ($1.2 million)
Mazzanti Automobili is another one of those Italian supercar producers that aren't a household name but are well known by car collectors around the world. This model debuted in 2013, but by the 2016 model, they had made some very serious model changes, including going to a 7.2-liter V8 motor that oozes 1,000 horsepower. This is a car that John Cena would love to get his hands on, but that's difficult to do when there are only 5 of them built a year. You never realize how many different Italian super car producers there are until you sit down and do the research and the reading.
1 Cena Can't Afford: Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio ($5 million)
This Ferrari has a look that's unlike that of any other Ferrari or any other supercar for that matter. It has a personality that's all its own, and yet, it's still so Ferrari. This is one thing that buyers are going to look for when they're spending $3 million. Like all of the amazing supercars on this list, this one is produced on a limited basis, and there are only 6 of them produced a year. The car first debuted in 2013 for an asking price of $3 million and since then, that price has jumped $2 million up to $5 million now. Regardless of the price, I'm sure John Cena would love to get his hands on the Ferrari with over 600 horsepower.
Sources: sportskeeda.com; biography.com; motortrend.com