Every car guy you've had the privilege to know would, at some point in his life, dreams of owning cars that he adores. Some people get to live their dreams, but most of the time, it just doesn't happen. The joy of owning and getting to drive these cars is unmatched. Some of the most well-known car collections are owned by celebrities, such as Jay Leno and Seinfeld, among others, but the most interesting collections are from the celebrities who aren't that well known in today's media. This is where Bill Goldberg comes in.
This guy is pretty much known to everyone who is or was a fan of wrestling. He had a successful career in WWE and WCW as a professional wrestler, for which he's loved by everyone. The cherry on top is he's a car lover by heart and owns an impressive car collection. His collection mostly consists of muscle cars, but he's also owned European cars. Any true car guy would agree that to be a proper car lover, you'd have to appreciate everything about a car—not just the amount of money the car is worth but the whole history behind it.
Goldberg treats his cars like they're his own children; he makes sure that his cars are in pristine condition and doesn't mind getting his hands dirty when it comes to fixing them himself or rebuilding them from scratch. As a homage to the big guy, we've made a list of some of the cars he's owned or currently owns, and through it, we hope the collection serves as a tribute to the wrestling legend. So sit back and enjoy the 20 jaw-dropping pics of Bill Goldberg's car collection.
20 1959 Chevy Biscayne
A car’s history is much more important than the perks it has to offer. Goldberg, having a keen eye for cars that have a history, always wanted a 1959 Chevy Biscayne. This car had a long and somewhat important history. The 1959 Chevy Biscayne was a car used by smugglers to transport moonshine from one place to another, and as soon as he laid eyes on this car, he knew that this car would become a valuable addition to his collection.
According to Goldberg, the car was up for auction when he first spotted it. His heart was bent on buying this car no matter what.
Things were about to go south, though, as he forgot his checkbook at home. However, a friend of his lent him the money to buy the car, and he was happy as ever. This car sits in his garage as one of the most adored cars owned by Goldberg.
19 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
This car may just be the most beloved car that Goldberg has in his collection. This 1965 Shelby Cobra is fitted with a powerful NASCAR engine. The whole car was built by a guy named Birdie Eliot, the name might sound familiar to some because Birdie Eliot is the brother of the NASCAR legend Bill Elliot. Being a fan of NASCAR, Goldberg loves this car dearly because of the racing background this lovely Shelby Cobra is known for. The only thing that bothers Goldberg is the small size of the drivers compartment. Goldberg admits that he has a hard time fitting in the car making him look like a clown stuck inside a small car. The car has a beautiful black color with chrome to match the paint. With an estimated value of $160,000, this car is in a league of its own.
18 1966 Jaguar XK-E Series 1 Convertible
This car in Goldberg collection might be a bit strange. The reason is that it's the only car in his collection that's not a muscle car and the only car that's not American. This 1966 Jaguar XK-E has an interesting story, and you might also agree to buy a car like this once you get to know its background.
This car was owned by Goldberg's friend, and he offered this car to him for a measly price of only $11—for this price you can buy a decent meal at McDonald's, so a car with a price this low is a no-brainer.
This is a pretty decent car by Jaguar and with a price as low as Goldberg got it, it's one of the cheapest cars in Goldberg’s collection.
17 1963 Dodge 330
The 1963 Dodge 330 is a car made from aluminium and is a weird car to drive as Goldberg himself said. The car is a “push-button” automatic, meaning that to change the gear of the car, you have to reach down to a button and push it so that you can change the gear—quite a strange way to drive a car. Goldberg's Dodge 330 was also showcased on the cover of a popular car magazine called Hot Rod, where he gave a little more insight on the car.
As a lover of cars, Goldberg rates his car out of 10 and gave this Dodge 330 a perfect score.
Car guys usually go soft whenever their cars are mentioned, and Goldberg isn't an exception. His love for cars is showcased by the way he describes his collection, which truly reflects his love for these machines.
16 1969 Dodge Charger
The 1969 Dodge Charger is the kind of car that's loved by nearly every car guy. This car has a presence that evokes the right kind of mystery and the right kind of power. This car also became popular when it was showcased in the popular movie The Dukes of Hazzard. Goldberg kind of feels the same way about his Charger. He says that it's the right car for him, as it has the same qualities that represent Goldberg as a person. The Charger is huge and powerful, and its presence is certainly felt. In short, it reflects the kind of person Goldberg himself is. His car has a light-blue paint job that has this serene look to it, making it aesthetically pleasing. We're as in love with this car as Goldberg is.
15 1967 Shelby GT500
This 1967 Shelby GT500 has the most sentimental value of any other car in his collection. This was the first car that Goldberg bought when he started to hit it big in WCW. Goldberg said that he saw the GT500 when he was a young boy. More specifically, he saw this car from the back window of his parents' car. He said that he promised to himself a similar car one day, and he kept his word when he bought this beautiful black 1967 Shelby GT500.
This car was bought by Goldberg from a guy named "Steve Davis" at the famous car-auction company Barrett Jackson.
Apart from the sentimental value, the car is valued at over $50,000. Every car guy dreams of owning that one special car that he loves, and we hope every one of us gets to have our dream car one day.
14 1968 Plymouth GTX
This 1968 Plymouth GTX is also one of the cars in Goldberg's collection that holds immense sentimental value. The 1967 GT500 and this car were one of the first cars that were bought by Goldberg. He actually sold this car and felt that empty feeling in his heart that made him regret his decision. After tirelessly trying to look for the guy he sold his car to, Goldberg finally found him and bought the car back from him. There was only one problem, though. The car was given back to him in pieces, as the owner had removed nearly every part from the original. Goldberg then bought another car like this, except it was a hardtop version of the car. He ended up using the hardtop version as a template so that he would know how the original car was put together. You can tell that someone loves his car when he/she buys a new one just to fix the old one.
13 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is a third-generation car from Plymouth. This car was mainly used for racing, and according to Goldberg, this car should be in every muscle car collector's collection.
There was a wide range of engine displacements available on this model, from the 3.2-liter I-6 to the 7.2-liter V8.
The car in Goldberg’s collection is a 440 cubic-inch one with a 4-speed manual transmission. This particular car isn't the most adored car in his collection, but he admires the car for the way it showcases itself, and Goldberg considers it to be a cool car—which is, I think, enough said from a guy who's a true gearhead. This car is valued at nearly $66,000, and while it might not be the best car out there, it has its own charm.
12 1968 Super Stock Dodge Dart Replica
The 1968 Super Stock Dodge Dart Replica is one of those rare cars that were manufactured by Dodge for only one reason: racing. Only 50 cars were ever made, and each of these cars was meant to be raced every week. The cars are lightweight in construction due to the aluminum parts, making them really fast and agile. Most of the components, such as the fenders and the doors, are made from aluminum to take off as much weight as possible. Due to the rarity of this car, Goldberg wanted to get a replica because he didn’t want to lose the rarity of the car when he took it out for a drive. However, due to his busy schedule, he doesn't drive it that much and plans to sell the car, which is in pristine condition with only 50 miles on the odometer.
11 1970 Boss 429 Mustang
This 1970 Mustang is currently one of the rarest and most sought-out muscle cars in existence. This particular Mustang was manufactured to be the most powerful of them all. The engine on this beast is a 7-liter V8 that had all of its components made from forged steel and aluminum. These engines produced well over 600 hp, but Ford advertised them as having a lower power rating due to insurance and some other issues. These Mustangs came out of the factory de-tuned to make them road legal, but the owners would have them tuned to the max. Goldberg's car is in a league of its own since his car is the only automatic version in existence. Goldberg considers this car's value as being “over the charts,” and we totally understand that statement.
10 1970 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
Most of the cars Goldberg owns are rare, like this 1970 Pontiac Trans Am. This car was bought by Goldberg from eBay. The thing, though, is, this car has the body of the Ram Air III, but the engine is replaced by a Ram Air IV. If you have any idea about rare cars, then you'd know that the rarity of a car is preserved if the components of the car aren't messed with. Goldberg tells about his first experience with this car and how fast it was. He said, “The first car I ever test drove was a blue-blue ’70 Trans Am. This is a blue-blue ’70 Trans Am. But it was so fast when we test drove it as a 16-year-old kid, my mom looked at me and said, ‘You’re never going to buy this car.'” You know a car is a badass when your mom prevents you from buying it.
9 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty
This 2011 Ford F-250 is nothing out of the ordinary in the collection of Goldberg. This is used by him as a daily drive. This truck was given by Ford to him for his military tour. Ford has a program that provides military personnel with the experience of driving their cars. As Goldberg has cars from Ford that are quite exquisite, he offers to let these cars be driven by military personnel. Ford was kind enough to gift him a truck for his work. What better vehicle to suit the man of his size than a Ford F-250 Super Duty? Goldberg loves the truck, as he says it has a comfortable interior and has loads of power. However, he also said that there's an issue with the truck: the size of this vehicle makes it hard to drive.
8 1968 Yenko Camaro
Goldberg was a car guy ever since he was born. As a child, he always wanted to buy cars he loved and to drive them all day long. Another car he always wanted was a 1968 Yenko Camaro. He bought this car (leftmost in photo) after going big in his career, and at that time, the car was extremely expensive because there were only seven of this model ever made. This was also used as a daily drive by the popular race car driver Don Yenko.
As a car lover, Goldberg loves taking his cars out for a spin and enjoys burning rubber till the rims touch the tarmac.
He particularly enjoys driving this car on the open roads near his luxurious home. Goldberg is the kind of person who plans everything he does. Driving this car is the only thing he doesn't calculate. Rather, he just enjoys all the fun he can get from it.
7 1965 Dodge Coronet Replica
Goldberg is the type of car collector who doesn't mind getting his hands dirty when it comes to making cars look like the original. This particular 1965 Dodge Coronet Replica is his pride and joy as he tried to make the car look as fresh and as authentic as possible. Clearly, he did a great job, as the car looks perfect.
The engine of this Coronet is powered by a Hemi, which provides the adequate power for the vehicle to go fast and burn rubber in the process.
Goldberg turned this into a race car when he bought it. This car was raced by the famous race-car driver Richard Schroder, so he had to make it perform in its heyday. He made this car look impeccable by using another car as a template to make it as close to the original as possible.
6 1967 Mercury Pickup Truck
This 1967 Mercury Pickup Truck looks like something out of the ordinary in the collection of Goldberg's muscle cars. This Pickup truck has nothing extraordinary about it except that it holds immense sentimental value to him. This particular truck belonged to the family of Goldberg’s wife. His wife and her family learned to drive in this truck on their family farm, and it was very dear to them. The truck turned rusty as it sat outside for nearly 35 years. Goldberg said, “It was the most expensive restoration on a ‘67 Mercury Truck you’re ever likely to see. But it was done for a reason. It was done because it was a truck that meant so much to my father-in-law and my wife and her sister.” This shows how much he cares for his cars and his family.
5 1969 Chevy Blazer Convertible
Goldberg owns this 1969 Chevy Blazer Convertible for the sole purpose of using it to go to the beach with his dogs and family. He loves this car just because he can take everyone on a ride in this vehicle. With that, the family dogs who weigh a whopping 100 pounds each, are allowed to be in this car with his wife and son. This vehicle is perfect for traveling with the family because it can hold the luggage and the family with a huge water cooler for when the days are warm. Another perk of this amazing vehicle is being able to take the roof down and enjoying the outdoors to the fullest. This vehicle is perfect for times when you just want to leave your worries behind and head out to enjoy with the family.
4 1962 Ford Thunderbird
This car isn't in Goldberg's collection anymore. His brother currently has the car in his garage. Goldberg used to drive this classic car to school and it used to be owned by his grandmother. Imagine how cool it would be to drive a car like this to school! It's not a particularly rare car, but it was quite popular because a total of 78,011 were produced, showcasing how much the public loved this car.
The engine produced nearly 345 hp, but it was later discontinued because there were problems in the engine.
No matter what car you own in your life, you always remember the car you first learned to drive in. These cars have a special place in the heart, just like Goldberg has a special place for this machine.
3 1973 Super-Duty Trans Am
Out of a rating of 10, Goldberg gave this 1973 Super-Duty Trans Am a 7 just because he didn't like the color red. Goldberg says, “I think they made 152 of them, automatic, air conditioning, Super-Duty car—kind of the last year of the high horsepower motors.” He also added that it was an extremely rare car but that the thing about rare collectible cars was that you had to have the right color for them to be worthy. Painting the car isn't good because the original value of the car drops down. Goldberg is a smart guy because he plans to either paint the car a color he likes or just sell it. No matter what the case is, it's a win-win situation for the big guy.
2 1970 Pontiac GTO
The 1970 Pontiac GTO is one rare car that would deserve a place in Goldberg's car collection. However, there's something strange about this particular car. The 1970 Pontiac GTO car came in multiple engine types and transmissions.
The high-performance engine produces nearly 360 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
The weird part is that the transmission attached to this engine has only 3 gears. This thing makes this car a collector's item because of the absurdity. Goldberg said, “Who in their right mind is going to drive a three-speed manual in a high-performance car like that? It just doesn’t make any sense. I like the fact that it’s so rare because it’s just this goofy combination. I’ve never seen another three-speed. So it’s pretty cool.”
1 1970 Camaro Z28
The 1970 Camaro Z28 was a powerful racing car of its time that came with the special performance package.
This package has a highly powerful, tuned LT-1 engine that produces nearly 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
This made Goldberg buy the car, and he gave it a perfect rating of 10 out of 10. Goldberg said, “That’s a flat-out race car. It raced back in the day in the ’70s Trans-Am Series. It is absolutely beautiful; it was restored by Bill Elliott,” He also said, “It’s got race history; it’s been raced over at the Goodwood Festival. It’s just so cool; it’s race-ready.” Goldberg clearly knows what he's talking about when it comes to cars, in general, and racing. We're seriously impressed by him.
Sources: medium.com; therichest.com; motortrend.com