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At the peak of his boxing career, Mike Tyson was collecting pay cheques in the tens of millions. Ruthless ‘Iron Mike’. However, he destroyed all in front of him in the 1980s and early 90s. Despite that, he had amassed a fortune of $ 400 million from the sport. That is, before blowing it and declaring bankruptcy in early 2003. But before he was deep in debt, and wasn’t buying incredible homes and ruling with a cannabis empire, he was adding to an extensive car collection. Let’s take a closer inspection at the car collection of Mike Tyson.

Tyson, who returned to the ring against Roy Jones Jr, spent money on some of the world’s most exclusive motors throughout the years. He even once bribed a police officer with a Bentley after fearing arrest alongside his ex-wife, Robin Givens. He enjoyed brands like Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, and McLaren – as luxurious cars became his go-to before he had to auction them off to raise cash and pay off the tax man.

Cars of Mike Tyson

While Mike Tyson’s garage may no longer be as grand as the mentioned figures, it has boasted some luxurious and exclusive cars few celebrities can claim to have owned. Let’s take a look at some cars he owned.

1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Few products speak luxury more fluently than a Rolls-Royce, and it’s no surprise that when Mike Tyson became the youngest WBA heavyweight champion in 1986, all he wanted was a Rolls-Royce.

His manager convinced him to wait until he was 21, and on his birthday, he bought his first Royce, a Silver Spur, for about $179,000.

1960s Jaguar E-Type

Introduced in the 1960s, the E-Type was an automotive masterpiece that showcased a perfect blend of classic and modern styling elements while delivering exceptional performance. Today they are some of the most valuable and coveted classic cars in the collector’s market, and Mike Tyson acquired one in the early 2000s

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster

Mike Tyson blew $300,000 on a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roaster not long before he filed for bankruptcy in 2003 with $27 million in debt accrued due to a combination of lavish spending, extravagant lifestyle choices, legal battles, divorces, and mismanagement of his finances.

Mike Tyson Cars: How Many Automobiles Does the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ Have?
Diablo VT Roadster 1999.
Credits – Wikipedia

1995 Ferrari F50

The early ’90s saw Mike Tyson imprisoned after being convicted of rape. After serving a three-year sentence, he returned to the ring and regained the WBC title in 1995. He bought two Ferraris, including a 1995 Ferrari F50, to celebrate his freedom and victory.

1995 Ferrari 456 GT Spyder

The Ferrari 456 GT Cabriolet was the second of two Ferraris Mike Tyson bought in 1995 and one of three convertibles built by Straman. The only other convertible options were two 456 Spyders built by Pininfarina for the Sultan of Brunei’s collection. The base 1995 Ferrari 456 GT had a price tag of $207,030, and buyers had to add $50,000 for the convertible conversion.

Mike Tyson Cars: How Many Automobiles Does the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ Have?
1995 Ferrari 456 GT Spyder.
Credits – Wikimedia

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