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At 92, This Is the Car Clint Eastwood Drives

Clint Eastwood is a legendary actor, visionary filmmaker, and versatile artist who has been active in the entertainment industry for many decades. A few of his best-known films include 1971s Dirty Harry, 1976s The Outlaw Josey Wales, 2004s Million Dollar Baby, and 2008s Gran Torino.

Even though he’s 92 years old, Eastwood has remained very active in recent years while showing little signs of slowing down. For example, in 2021, he starred in, produced, and directed the film, Cry Macho.  The nonagenarian knows that if he wants to stay lucid and relevant in his golden years, he’s got to stay busy. Aside from his work in films, Eastwood has also clung to his youth through his hobbies.

For instance, Clint Eastwood is a well-known car enthusiast and has owned several classic and luxury vehicles over the years. Some of the cars he has been known to own include a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, a 1971 Corvette Stingray, a 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera, and a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL.

These are just a few examples of the many cars that Clint Eastwood has owned and enjoyed over the years. He is known for his love of fast, classic cars and has a personal collection that is considered to be one of the finest in the world.

In this video, we’ll be taking a closer look at Clint Eastwood’s coveted car collection. You might be surprised by what the High Plains Drifter actor’s favorite car to drive around town is. Stick around to find out more about Eastwood’s most treasured whips.

Facts Verse Presents: At 92, This is the Car Clint Eastwood Drives

1932 Ford Roadster

Even though he grew up in a wealthy area of California, young Eastwood didn’t study very hard at school. Rather, he preferred to hang out with friends and make the rounds at the local jazz clubs, all the while holding down a series of short-term jobs, including working as a lifeguard and golf caddy.

Because of this, he was never able to afford his childhood dream car, a Ford Roadster hot rod. That being said, later on in his life, after achieving success and acquiring a great deal of wealth, he was finally able to indulge in his childhood aspirations by sourcing himself that long-desired Roadster.

1937 Lincoln K-Series Convertible

In the 1982 film Honkytonk Man, Eastwood portrayed a Great Depression-era western and country singer who embarked on one last cross-country tour of the nation with his nephew after being diagnosed with tuberculosis.

The car that Clint drove in that movie was a gorgeous 1937 Lincoln Model-K convertible, which featured a V12 6.8 liter engine and was originally unveiled in 1931. The car came to be the manufacturer’s crowning achievement during that era, and to this day it is highly sought-after by collectors.

Sadly, at the end of Honkytonk Man, Clint’s character ended up dying from TB, but while making the movie, Eastwood enjoyed driving that Lincoln so much that he couldn’t resist buying one for himself to add to his ever-growing collection.

1955 Austin Healey 100M

After making a splash following it’s debut at the 1952 Motor Show and making a follow-up appearance in the Le Mans 24-Hours a year later, Austin Healey’s stunning new sports car managed to achieve a cult-like following. Donald Healey ended up slapping the 100 on it’s name to draw attention to it’s top speed, but that didn’t stop the manufacturer from introducing a new and improved high-performance iteration in 1955.

The 100M had a tighter suspension, produced 110 brake horsepower, and was deeply loved by both Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen. No doubt, Clint paid for his with the earnings he made in the role of Rowdy Yates in Rawhide.

1955 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Convertible

In spring 1953, Eastwood agreed to go on a blind date with a secretary by the name of Maggie Johnson, and apparently it went quite well. The two young lovebirds ended up getting engaged in October of that year and were married just two months later in December.

Two years after tying the knot, the couple welcomed a 1955 Eldorado into their lives. Both Clint and Maggie loved the car immensely. Sure, it might not have been a child, but Eastwood undoubtedly still saw it as his baby.

With it’s 270 HP engine, sleek tailfins, and $6,286 price tag, she sure was a beauty. More than three decades later, while quite possibly reflecting on a few fond memories made in that car, Eastwood appeared in the film Pink Cadillac, a comedy about a bounty hunter and a band of neo-Nazis who were searching for an innocent woman. The movie admittedly wasn’t that great, but the 1959 pink Cadillac DeVille featured in it almost made it worth watching – almost.

1960 Jaguar XK150 Roadster

After acquiring that Austin Healey, Clint ended up getting his hands on another classic Brit Roadster, the Jaguar XK150. The vehicle was  produced between 1957 and ’61. Eastwood evidently loved his more than most of the other cars he had in his collection – the Healey included.

There were only 9,385 XK150 Roadsters ever produced, so Clint was lucky to snag one when he did. The car featured a 3.8 liter engine under the hood capable of producing 220 BHP and was actually the last of the company’s original XK line-up to ever be made.

Eastwood was so obsessed with his car that he even ended up including it in the first film that he directed, Play Misty For Me.

1966 Morris Mini Countryman  “Cooper S”

In 1966, John Cooper was able to recapture the magic that made his Mini Cooper S such an iconic vehicle when he put out the Morris Mini Countryman. The Countryman was equipped with all the racing gear that the Mini Cooper S featured but in a mini station wagon form factor. Eastwood loved his especially since there weren’t many others like it. In fact, it’s said that only six were ever produced – two of which were rumored to have once been owned by Steve McQueen.

The Cooper S Traveller, as it was also known, was originally only offered to customers in white, but they were offered a respray in any color that they desired. Clint, in case you were wondering, opted to paint his British Racing Green.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

Following the profound success of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western films A Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More, Eastwood was convinced to appear in the final chapter of the Dollars trilogy, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Before agreeing to sign on to the project, however, he was a bit apprehensive. So in order to sweeten the deal and ensure his participation, the Italian production company decided to first offer him a higher salary. After declining that offer, Eastwood was offered a share of the profits of the film. Still, Clint held his ground.

Finally, they made him a tantalizing offer that he simply couldn’t refuse when they presented him with a  brand new, right-off-the-factory line Ferrari 275 GTB.

While we can’t say for sure that that’s how things actually unfolded, that is the version of the story that has been repeated a fair bit over the years, so we’re going with it.

Alternately, however, it’s been suggested that Eastwood was gifted the Ferrari by producer Dino De Laurentis as a not-so-little thank you for appearing in his film The Witches. Regardless of how he added it to his collection, it’s obvious that Clint was absolutely delighted to finally have his very own Italian luxury sports car.

Back in the day, the 275 GTB was cutting edge. It featured a Pininfarina-Designed body and a 300 HP engine. Unfortunately for Eastwood, despite having a lot of fun with it,  he didn’t end up holding on to it. Today, the car is worth upwards of a million dollars.

1972 Gran Torino Sport

In 2008’s Gran Torino Eastwood played a curmudgeonly old racist white guy who befriended his Asian neighbors. The film essentially told a captivating story of gang rivalry and redemption. While Eastwood gave a stellar performance in that film, at the sprightly age of 78 mind you, arguably the best-supporting character was the titular 1972 Gran Torino that the protagonist considered to be his pride and joy.

The Gran Torino Sport featured in the film was a muscle car that featured classic Coke-Bottle stylings. It was named after the city of Turin, which at one point was considered to be Italy’s Detroit. Before the production of Gran Torino got going, Clint’s production company was able to source one through a classic car dealer operating off of Ebay. Warner Brothers ended up making the purchase and proceeded to give the vehicle a bit of a make-over for it’s starring role. When shooting wrapped, Eastwood wound up taking it off the studio’s hands, promptly adding it to his collection.

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer

After developing a taste for Italian sports cars, Eastwood bought a Ferrari Daytona Group 4 race car that he let his buddy Paul Newman race for him. Wanting another Ferrari of his own, Eastwood then purchased a 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer, Ferrari’s first 12-cylinder car with a mid-mounted engine.

Clint loved the car but couldn’t stand it’s roof. So, in 1978, he removed said roof, thus turning the car into a convertible of sorts. In 1985, however, he sold it to make room for other additions to his collection.

1992 GMC Typhoon

A few years ago, while making an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, Clint was asked what car he prefers driving. The then-85-year-old star replied by saying that he usually drives a GMC Typhoon that’s ‘out of production now’.

Eastwood’s Typhoon is a high-performance SUV that was put out in 1992 and came equipped with a beefy V6 engine that could go from zero to sixty in 5.3 seconds. Only about 4,700 Typhoons were ever produced.

Interestingly, the Typhoon had a pick-up cousin called the Syclone that Jeremy Clarkson once tested out in an episode of Top Gear.

2014 Fiat 500e

While Eastwood has always been a fan of the classics, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t also interested in contemporary vehicles.  Proving that he’s a modern man, Clint has been spotted zipping around Los Angeles in an all-electric Fiat 500e. It might be hard for some to accept that Dirty Harry would be caught dead driving a teeny-tiny eco-friendly car, but it’s the god’s honest truth. At the end of the day, he’s Clint frickin’ Eastwood! He’s more than earned the right to do whatever he wants. That being said, we’re under no obligation to like it.

That about wraps up our little rundown of Clint Eastwood’s impressive car collection. We probably missed a few of his prized vehicles, but at least we we’re able to cover the highlights. On that note, we’d like to pass the mic over to you to let your voice be heard.

Did you know that Clint Eastwood’s car collection includes more than one Ferrari and that in recent years he’s been seen driving around town in an electric vehicle? Let us know in the comments, and as always, thanks for watching!

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