With Jeremy Clarkson being a force to be reckoned with in Top Gear and now in The Grand Tour, the cars that he actually spends his own money on are quite important. The reason being that he has driven many, many cars. So when he actually buys a car, you know they’re going to be good.
Range Rover TDV8 Vogue SE
Although you may be here for Clarkson’s supercars, we think his daily driver is much more important. Why? Because he spends the majority of his time in this. So it really must be up to the job! Unfortunately this isn’t the supercharged petrol version, but you can’t beat the low fuel consumption of the diesel V8 when the majority of your drives are on the motorway.
This Vogue is decorated with plenty of additional features, so perfect for a luxurious long drive for Clarkson.
We all know the story of Clarkson’s Ford GT. He bought it after it started production in 2005 and quickly found that it wasn’t quite right. Within days the immobiliser was faulty, and after several issues of the alarm going off in the middle of the night, the immobiliser disabling the car, and the car not starting, he gave it back to Ford. Although he did in fact buy it back, but later sold it.
While the GT is possibly one of the best looking supercars out there, it has to be one of the most unreliable.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
While it’s not the perfect car, Clarkson has a soft spot for Lamborghinis. In particular, the Gallardo Spyder. Clarkson describes it as a rugged sports car compared to Ferraris which are delicate. They also sound out of this world and therefore, suit Clarkson perfectly.
Ford Escort RS Cosworth
As part of Ford’s heritage racing history, every car collector needs a Cosworth at some point in their career. For Clarkson, the Escort RS Cosworth was the car to choose. Not only is it a legend in its own right, but now has the tick of approval from the big man!
While Clarkson may have a soft spot for Lamborghinis, he couldn’t say no to a Ferrari 355. This particular car was Clarkson’s first large purchase when he breached into his TV career. Unfortunately he regretted going for the GTS version which he discussed in a column of Top Gear Magazine.
Everyone needs a car for the kids, and this is Clarkson’s. In fact, he loves the XC90 so much, he’s owned at least three. It must be good if he chooses to drive the kids to school in this over something German etc. A family man has to do what he has to do!
Alfa Romeo GTV6
‘The one that got away’. That’s how Clarkson describes his Alfa GTV6 which he ended up selling. As Clarkson says, every petrolhead needs to own an Alfa, even if they are just Fiats with Alfa badges. He still to this day says that the Alfa GTV6 is the best sounding car he’s ever driven. Even ahead of the Lexus LFA.
BMW 3.0L CSL (E9)
Bought before his fame, Clarkson couldn’t resist the lightweight BMW sports car. Competing with the likes of the Porsche Carrera, it was a force to be reckoned with. And Jeremy couldn’t choose a Porsche because he was taught to go against Hammond’s opinions from birth.
Other Cars He Has Reportedly Owned
Lotus Elise 111S
Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black
Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
Aston Martin Virage
Volkswagen Golf GTI