George Foreman's Eclectic Car Collection Is Up For Grabs

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There are more than 50 vehicles on offer, and they're all noteworthy in some meaningful way.

George Foreman, the former professional boxer and founder of the George Foreman Grill, has put his entire car collection up for sale. Unlike most collectors, who focus on a specific brand or theme, Foreman has curated an eclectic collection ranging from supercars like the Ford GT and Ferrari Testarossa to oddities like a modified 2004 Impala SS and a Volkswagen New Beetle with flame decals. A BMW Z8 with a rare hardtop also appears, as does a Plymouth Prowler.

The entire assortment is up for grabs from storage in Huffman, Texas, via auction at Hagerty Marketplace, and different times apply to each car. What you need to know is that bidding closes for these lots closes between December 11-21.

"I have been a car collector and enthusiast most of my life, but the time has come for me to share my cars with other like-minded enthusiasts," said Foreman. Let's look at a few of the more exciting vehicles in his collection.


1987 Ferrari Testarossa

Arguably one of the most iconic Prancing Horses ever made, the Testarossa has remained a desirable supercar due to its rakish styling, memorable name, and naturally aspirated 4.9-liter engine. The flat-12 produces 380 horsepower and sends it to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

Foreman's example sports an unusual Blanco (white) over a Beige and Testa di Moro (brown) Connolly leather interior. The vehicle looks like it just left the factory in Maranello despite being nearly 40 years old. There's a good reason for this: the odometer shows just 3,364 miles. This pristine example is fitted with the desirable Monodato wheels.

Owned by Foreman for 31 years, this would make a great addition to any Ferrari collection. This auction ends on December 18 and currently has a high bid of $50,000.

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2008 Tesla Roadster

As much as he liked his twelve-cylinder exotics, Foreman's garage also housed the antithesis of loud Italian sportscars: the 2008 Tesla Roadster. The company's first road car has become somewhat collectible in recent years, so this example should sell quickly.

Purchased new by Mr. Foreman in 2008, the Roadster has covered just 120 miles since new. As one of the earlier models, it features a unique gear selector that resembles a manual shifter. The vehicle comes with two body-colored carbon fiber roof panels, a black soft top, and all the necessary charging accessories.

With 248 hp, it's not the fastest electric vehicle in the world, but it should still be fun to drive, thanks to a curb weight of around 2,700 pounds. Bidding is currently at $6,250 and will end on December 20.

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1960 Bentley S2 Long Wheelbase Park Ward Saloon

One of the more sophisticated vehicles in the collection, this grand dame lived a full life before joining Mr. Foreman's collection. Already a rare and coveted machine, this particular S2 is just one of 11 lefthand-drive long-wheelbase models built without a cabin partition.

This particular car will pose a bit of a challenge for potential buyers. Having been stored in a climate-controlled facility for over a decade, the Bentley is being offered in non-running condition and will probably require mechanical work before it hits the road again.

Mr. Foreman clearly had a penchant for plush luxury vehicles, with the collection housing a 2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, a 2008 Cadillac DTS limousine, and a 2000 Mercedes CL500. The highest bid so far is $6,000, and competition to own the vehicle ends on December 20.

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1995 Saleen Mustang S351 Convertible Five-Speed

A man of George Foreman's stature would never be seen in a regular Ford Mustang Convertible, but this 1995 Saleen S351 Convertible is far from ordinary.

Purchased new, the S351 drop-top set Mr. Foreman back $57,266 in 1995. Equipped with a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine and five-speed manual transmission, this drop-top 'Stang could run circles around other muscle cars thanks to 487 hp.

Foreman specified leather upholstery ($2,244), 18-inch magnesium wheels and Pirelli P Zero tires ($2,500), and a 3:27:1 differential ($813). The vehicle has covered just 732 miles, making it ideal for a collection or museum. $30,000 is the highest bid so far, with the auction closing on December 11.

There are many more interesting, exciting, and unusual cars up for grabs, so check out the whole lot and maybe you'll walk away with a bargain.

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