Monday, June 20, 2022

Frank Sinatra Cars Collection


Frank Sinatra

1955 Ford Thunderbird

Frank Sinatra

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II

In 1956, the Continental Mark II was a vehicle of luxury and it was twice as expensive as a Cadillac. Since Ford still lost money on every one sold, they were very exclusive.

Franks SInatra's 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

Frank Sinatra’s sizzling 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham sold through Bonhams to its 5th owner in 2009. The Rat Pack King’s Caddy was made as one of only 700 built.

 The Eldorado Brougham, a $13,074 dream machine that was one of the most luxurious, exclusive, and advanced cars in the world. With space-age features like a self-leveling air suspension, power seats with memory, dual-level climate control, and cruise control, the Caddy was in many ways decades ahead of the competition. With only 304 cars built in ’58, it was the car to have in the late 50s. Sinatra loved them so much that he owned several, with one appearing alongside him in 1960s’ Ocean’s Eleven. Bonham’s sold one ex-Sinatra Brougham in 2009 for an undisclosed sum. 

Frank Sinatra's 1961 DUAL GHIA

His Pal Dean Martin owned One Too

With Chrysler running gear and a hand-built body made in Italy by Ghia, the $13,500 L6.4 was one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with just 26 produced – and most of them going to celebrities. Despite their price and exclusivity, there was something off about Sinatra’s car. He had celebrity customizer George Barris install a number of fail-safe components, including a backup fuel pump and brake circuits. Today, just 17 of the cars survive.

"You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. 
You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody." 

...  Frank Sinatra ....

Frank Sinatra's 1969 Lamborgini  Miura

The Miura is generally accepted as the World’s first Supercar, and it was impressive enough for Sinatra to take notice. So on December 12, 1969 – his 54th birthday – he treated himself to one. Personally ordered at Lamborghini’s Sant ‘Agata Bolognese headquarters, Sinatra ordered his mid-engined V12 Lambo in arancio metallico (orange being his favorite color) with a wild boarskin leather interior. 

Sinatra was so taken with his car that he allegedly said “You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody.” Sinatra’s love affair with his Miura was short-lived, however. Within a few years, he had given it to a girlfriend, who quickly traded it in on a newer Countach. 

1975 British Racing Green Jaguar XJS

In 1975, Sinatra married for a fourth and final time to Barbara Marx. As part of their wedding, the two exchanged cars; Frank giving her a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with paint to match his eyes, and receiving a British racing green XJS.


Frank and His T-BIRD




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