Mike Tyson is one of the most influential boxers of the most recent decades. Often called a “Knockout Artist,” the young superstar hailed from one of the roughest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. The nineties, with household names like George Foreman coming out of retirement and a boxing industry that was buzzing with success and money, were a prosperous time for the boxing industry. Mike Tyson, making over $400 million in his time in the boxing ring, was one of the highest-paid boxers to ever step foot in the ring. It’s no secret that when Mike Tyson was at his prime, he was spending millions on luxuries such as mansions, partying, and even a few Bengal Tigers for personal pets.
Mike Tyson’s car collection over the years was just as lavish, with the boxing superstar owning many different unique luxury car models. This was a great time for the boxing champion although his career was shadowed by controversy, jail time, and some off-the-wall interviews. The legacy that's Mike Tyson will forever live on, and we're going to take a look at some of the most memorable cars that Mike Tyson had in his very expansive collection. It also should be noted that Mike Tyson often based his vehicle choices off of his best friend and famous celebrity Tupac Shakur, whom Mike Tyson had built a very close relationship with. Mike Tyson ultimately lost his fortune over years of financial mismanagement, but his car collection will forever live on.
20 1985 Cadillac Eldorado
When Mike Tyson made it to the big time, one of the first gifts that he received was an all-gold 1985 Cadillac Eldorado to match his first championship belt.
The 1985 Cadillac Eldorado is a special car in many aspects and one of the last true full-size coupes to hit the market.
Cadillac was going through a time of transition in the eighties, having survived the fuel crisis and increased competition from German automakers. Mike Tyson ultimately upgraded his luxury vehicle tastes, but the 1985 Cadillac Eldorado was a good start. (ESPN Classics)
19 1985 Cadillac Seville
Another car that was purchased for Tyson by his boxing promoter was the 1985 Cadillac Seville, which was also gold to match the Eldorado that he had gotten. The Cadillac Seville has always been a sporty model, and the 1985 model added a slew of new features to help the car compete better with the German automakers. When it comes to true domestic luxury, Cadillac was the brand of choice, and for Tyson who had grown up poor, the 1985 Cadillac Seville was a welcome taste of luxury that helped get the young boxer started. (ESPN Classics)
18 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
Once things got going for Mike Tyson, his income increased and he began to make even more luxury purchases.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was the essential spirit of luxury and success in the nineties, and this particular model was owned by many superstars including legendary hip-hop Mogul Suge Knight.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Spur has a powerful V8 engine and one of the most luxurious interiors that you could get in a production vehicle. Mike Tyson was often spotted driving this car during his career, and it was with good reason, as this is one sweet ride. (Cars.com)
17 Rolls-Royce Corniche
Another famous car from the nineties culture is the Rolls-Royce Corniche, a car that was owned by both Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur. The Rolls-Royce Corniche, with a massive interior and the notable exterior features that make you realize that this is a true Rolls-Royce, really defined success, and this was one of the most powerful convertibles that you could buy. The Rolls-Royce Corniche, to this day, is still one of the most popular Rolls-Royce models that have ever been sold, and Mike Tyson was a proud owner of this unique car. (Cars.com)
16 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL
There's no doubt that Mike Tyson loved the finer things in life, and the 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL was his first expansion into the German luxury segment.
This was a car that he shared with his then-wife Robin Givens, and there's a lot to like about the SL-Class.
The 1989 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL is a big V12-powered convertible, which features more than enough pep to propel the big German convertible around just about any turn that you can take it on and around. (Cars.com)
15 1995 Ferrari F50
Once Mike Tyson left prison after his sentence, he was back to making money once again, and the 1995 Ferrari F50 was a notable purchase for the boxing champ. The 1995 Ferrari F50 is one of the finest automobiles to come out of the Italian factory, and Iron Mike was known for his extravagant living and purchases. Mike Tyson owned a red 1995 Ferrari F50, and this was probably one of his most expensive and most high-performance purchases during his long and tremendous career. (Cars.com)
14 Ferrari 456 GT Spyder
Mike Tyson was known as a big spender, and the various car dealerships welcomed him with open arms.
The Ferrari 456 GT Spyder was purchased as a package deal with his Ferrari F50, and this is one of the fastest Ferrari models that you could buy at the time.
For a kid who grew up in one of the poorest areas in Brooklyn, Mike Tyson did well for himself, and the Ferrari 456 GT Spyder was a true testament of this. To this day, the Ferrari 456 GT Spyder is one of the most expensive used Ferrari models that you can buy. (Cars.com)
13 Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo
Purchased after he acquired his matching Ferrari trio, the Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo is an even faster supercar that boasts a one-of-a-kind style that's truly Lamborghini in every aspect. The Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo features one of the most powerful engines to ever be placed in a Lambo, and with the added bright-yellow paint job, this was a standout vehicle in every aspect. The Lamborghini Super Diablo Twin Turbo was one of the last major vehicle purchases that Iron Mike made, as he was beginning to slide into financial despair at that time. (Cars.com)
12 1997 Bentley Continental T
Although Mike Tyson generally went for Rolls-Royce models, there was a time when he purchased a Bentley. The 1997 Bentley Continental T, elevating the champion's luxury car collection to a whole new level, was a notable purchase for Iron Mike.
The 1997 Bentley Continental T was one of the most luxurious models to come out of the nineties, and with a scary amount of horsepower and performance, this is a one-of-a-kind vehicle.
Mike Tyson was often spotted driving his Bentley around during his prime. (Cars.com)
11 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
Right before Mike Tyson's breakdown, the champion purchased a 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster. This particular car was one of the most notable roadsters to roam the face of the earth, and with the one-of-a-kind styling and a powerful engine, the 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster is a legend in many aspects. Mike Tyson had chosen a blue model, which was particularly rare, and to this day, the 2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster is a highly sought-after vehicle. (Cars.com)
10 Jaguar XJ220 (Should've Gotten)
During his prime, Mike Tyson had more money then he knew what to do with, and his taste for expensive exotic cars was massive. There was one supercar that was released during the nineties that Iron Mike should've gotten, and that's the Jaguar XJ220. The Jaguar XJ220 is one of the fastest production models to come out of Jaguar, and everything about this car is beautiful and extremely rare, making for a one-of-a-kind exotic car purchase like no other. (Cars.com)
9 Bentley Continental SC (Should've Gotten)
When it comes to choosing exotic luxury cars, there were many options during the nineties, and Mike Tyson had certain tastes that he was accustomed to.
One car that the champion should've considered was the Bentley Continental SC, one of a couple that really gave the high-class feeling of a Bentley with the performance of a much more exotic vehicle.
The Bentley Continental SC had a powerful 400 HP V8, and with the exclusive styling to match Iron Mike, it would've been right at home in his garage. (Cars.com)
8 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit (Should've Gotten)
Larger than the other Rolls-Royce sedans at the time, the 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit is a one-of-a-kind full-size luxury sedan that features a massive back seat, which is more like a limousine than a personal luxury vehicle. The 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit would've been an ideal car for Iron Mike Tyson and his entourage. The 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, even coming with a built-in cellular phone, is also one of the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce models for that time period. (Cars.com)
7 Range Rover (Should've Gotten)
The Range Rover was becoming one of the more popular luxury cars to have during the nineties, and it's interesting to note that Mike Tyson never actually owned one.
This would've been a great car for the boxer to have, especially as his family was beginning to grow.
The Range Rover, coming with a high price tag and a slew of features that made this a notable purchase for a world-class superstar such as Mike Tyson, is notable for being one of the first mass-produced luxury SUVs. (Cars.com)
6 Porsche 964 Speedster (Should've Gotten)
Mike Tyson had a lot of money, more than most sports figures at the time. The Porsche 964 Speedster, with a good deal of performance and functionality that makes this one of the best sports cars to come out of the nineties, would've been a notable purchase. Mike Tyson owned quite a few Ferrari models, but the champion never really sprang for a Porsche, which is sad, considering that the Porsche 964 Speedster is a true down-to-earth sports car that can handle any type of condition. (Cars.com)
5 Rolls-Royce Ghost (Should've Gotten)
Mike Tyson, unfortunately, wasn't good with his fortune at all, and with the help of Don King, the boxing champion managed to spend his entire fortune in under a decade. Sadly, if Mike Tyson had hung onto some of that money, he could've purchased the Rolls-Royce Ghost, which was released in 2010 and offered one of the most modern and well-appointed Rolls models to date. The Rolls-Royce Ghost is everything that you'd expect in a half-million dollar luxury vehicle, and Mike Tyson would've been right at home in the Ghost. (Cars.com)
4 Jaguar E-type (Should've Gotten)
One of the rarest Jaguar models to roam the world, the Jaguar E-type was a pure work of art.
Designed by Enzo Ferrari, the E-Type combined a one-of-a-kind style and enough performance to make the classic coupe swing around any twist and turn with ease.
Mike Tyson was never an avid car collector, and he probably didn’t know the value of holding onto certain assets. But if the boxing champion had the right coaching, he would've purchased the Jaguar E-type and added it to his collection. (Cars.com)
3 Aston Martin Lagonda (Should've Gotten)
During Mike Tyson's rise to the top, there were a few notable ultra-luxury cars that he should've purchased, and one was the Aston Martin Lagonda. The Aston Martin Lagonda was a sedan that featured one of the fastest production motors to go into an Aston Martin model at the time, and this was accompanied by a very luxurious interior. The Aston Martin Lagonda is a car that Iron Mike should've added to his collection instead of the countless exotics that he had chosen. (Cars.com)
2 Ferrari Testarossa (Should've Gotten)
Perhaps one of the most notable Ferrari models of the past decade was the Ferrari Testarossa, a car that was so famous that even Dr. Dre owned one.
The Ferrari Testarossa had a classic style that was all Ferrari, and that style was accompanied by a notable nineties twist.
The bright-red paint scheme or the optional yellow paint scheme gave the car a one-of-a-kind look that no other exotic car on the road can match to this day. The Ferrari Testarossa should've definitely been added to Mike Tyson's collection, as this is a one-of-a-kind exotic.
1 BMW 850i (Should've Gotten)
Perhaps the most exclusive car on the list, the BMW 850I is a car that we rarely hear anything about. This was a rare sports car that was released by BMW and featured one of the largest engines to ever be featured in one of their models. The BMW 850i is a winning combination of style and substance, and had Mike Tyson been given the chance to test drive one, we think the boxer would've definitely added this one-of-a-kind car to his collection. One notable owner of the BMW 850i was rapper Eazy-E, who had an all-white model. (Cars.com)
Sources: ESPN Classic, Cars.com