Ion Tiriac is not only a wealthy businessman with a net worth of billions but he is also a famous name in sports like tennis and ice hockey. The third-richest person in Romania in 2022, Ion Tiriac or Brasov Bulldozer, is an 83-year-old man with expensive taste, especially in cars. His massive collection of cars is on constant display in Romania and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Ion Tiriac's Car Collection or simply Ttiriac Collection has cars dating back to 1899. His collection is filled with old classics and modern high-performance machines.

It has rare models from Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, and numerous other brands. Ion Tiriac’s Collection has around 350 cars. 

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  1. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss
  2. 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda
  3. 1987 Ferrari Testarossa
  4. 2009 Ferrari California Convertible
  5. 2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible
  6. 1961 Chevrolet Impala
  7. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
  8. 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible
  9. 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible
  10.  2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible

Some scintillating names include the 1965 Bentley S3, the 1952 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop Sport Coupe, the 1938 Renault Viva Grand Sport, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, the 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, the 1965 Volkswagen 21 Window Bus, 1958 Jeep Willys CJ 5, and 1917 Fiat 15/20 HP Tipo 2Fd. 


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10. 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible

Tiriac's extraordinary car set has the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible which is famous for its stable ride and balanced handling. However, it is not the only car from the SL series in the Romanian billionaire’s collection. 

A 2004 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 65, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster, and others are also included. Having said that, the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible was sold for a retail price of $85,990. However, in 2023, the 2003 SL 500 in good condition can ask for $17,500.

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible

Specs

Price

$12,477

Powertrain

5.0L V8

Horsepower

302 hp

Torque

339 lb-ft

Transmission

5-speed automatic

0-60 MPH

6.1 seconds

Top Speed

155 MPH

The regular 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Convertible had a 5.0L V8 engine attached to a 5-speed automatic transmission. However, Ion Tiriac's SL 500 has a 7-speed automatic setup. The standard powertrain offered 302 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the SL 500 was pretty nimble and could do 0 to 60 MPH in 6.1 seconds. Lastly, it had a combined fuel economy rating of 16 MPG.

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9. 1970 Ford Mustang Convertible

One of the most popular icons of American automobile history, the Ford Mustang also finds itself in the Tiriac's collection. The average auction price is around $46,704. However, depending on the seller, the value can go as low as $12,300.

Currently, the latest 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible has a base price of $33,270 whereas the Coupe version costs $27,770.

1970 Ford Mustang Convertible

Specs

Price

$46,704

Powertrain

289 cu-in or 4.7L V8

Horsepower

270 hp

Torque

312 lb-ft

Transmission

4-speed manual

0-60 MPH

8.5 seconds

Top Speed

NA

The first generation Mustang Convertible saw several changes including numerous motors with different outputs. Tiriac's 1970 Mustang Convertible has a 4.7L V8 engine which is mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. It puts out 270 horsepower and 312 lb-ft of torque (estimated).

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8. 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible

Originally made as a tribute to the Shelby Cobra, the Dodge Viper’s aggressive nature is quite obvious on the road.

The 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible that Ion Tiriac owns wears bright red paint and has a black-top. Lastly, the 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 can sell for anything from $27,000 to $285,500.

1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible

Specs

Price

$49,751

Powertrain

8.0L V8

Horsepower

400 hp

Torque

450 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed manual

0-60 MPH

4.5 seconds

Top Speed

168 MPH

The 1993 Dodge Viper RT/10 Convertible houses a giant 8.0L V8 engine which is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The naturally aspirated V8 produces up to 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. The 1993 Viper RT/10 can go to 60 MPH from a standstill in mere 4.5 seconds and has the ability to touch a top speed of 168 MPH.

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7. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 has been barely driven just like many other cars. It has covered less than 21 miles. That said, after spending 17 years on vacation, the Ford Mustang Mach 1 finally came back in 2021 as the sixth-generation model with a $51,720 price tag.

Meanwhile, this track-focused muscular coupe’s 2023 model costs $55,570. It goes against the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Coupe and the Chevrolet Camaro LT1 Coupe.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Coupe

Specs

Price

$51,720

Powertrain

5.0L V8

Horsepower

480 hp

Torque

420 lb-ft

Transmission

10-speed automatic

0-60 MPH

4.3 seconds

Top Speed

168 MPH

The 5.0L V8 engine under the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is married to a 10-speed automatic transmission. However, a 6-speed manual transmission is also available. The V8 cranks out 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the Mustang Mach 1 sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.3 seconds.

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6. 1961 Chevrolet Impala

Restored in 2014, the 1961 Chevrolet Impala in Tiriac's collection has a paint color close to orange and plenty of chrome to go with it. This 2-door coupe was launched in 1958 as the first generation model.

In 1961, the third generation started. The estimated value of the 1961 Chevrolet Impala Coupe is $66,241.

1961 Chevrolet Impala

Specs

Price

$66,241

Powertrain

6.7L V8

Horsepower

360 hp

Torque

409 lb-ft

Transmission

3-speed automatic

0-60 MPH

6.8 seconds

Top Speed

135 MPH

The 1961 Chevrolet Impala features a 6.7L V8 engine which is an affair with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Together this arrangement provides 360 horsepower and 409 lb-ft of torque. With this output, the 1961 Impala is able to cross 60 MPH in 6.8 seconds.

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5. 2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

The Bentley Continental GTC Convertible is Blessed with elegance and spectacular performance. Its exterior has athletic features and the interior is finely crafted with great attention to detail.

The 2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible had a starting price of $193,990 whereas the current market price lingers around $66,357.

2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

Specs

Price

$66,357

Powertrain

6.0L Twin-Turbo W12

Horsepower

552 hp

Torque

479 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed automatic

0-60 MPH

4.8 seconds

Top Speed

195 MPH

The 2008 Continental GTC Convertible came with a 6.0L Twin-Turbo W12 and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The standard W12 puts out 552 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. However, Tiriac's Continental puts out 567 horsepower. That being said, the 2008 Continental GTC accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.8 seconds and it offers a combined fuel economy of 12 MPG.

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4. 2009 Ferrari California Convertible

Ion Tiriac's Car Collection is loaded with Ferraris. One of these masterpieces includes the 2009 Ferrari California Convertible which had an original base price of $192,000.

Currently, the average auction price of the 2009 Ferrari California is $87,719.

2009 Ferrari California Convertible

Specs

Price

$87,719

Powertrain

4.3L V8

Horsepower

453 hp

Torque

NA

Transmission

6-speed sequential

0-60 MPH

3.9 seconds

Top Speed

NA

The regular 2009 Ferrari California Convertible had a 4.3L V8 engine connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission, unlike the above-mentioned setup in Ion’s California. The standard V8 put out 460 horsepower and 357 lb-ft of torque. It allows the 2009 California to do 0-60 MPH in 3.9 seconds.

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3. 1987 Ferrari Testarossa

The genius of Ferrari engineers is clearly visible in the Testarossa. From performance to design, everything related to the Ferrari Testarossa begs praise. Furthermore, the mid-engine 1987 Ferrari Testarossa 2-door coupe has an estimated average auction value of $111,007.

Some main rivals of the Ferrari Testarossa include the Lamborghini Countach, the BMW M1, and the Aston Martin Vantage Zagato.

1987 Ferrari Testarossa

Specs

Price

$111,007

Powertrain

4.9L Flat-12

Horsepower

385 hp

Torque

354 lb-ft

Transmission

5-speed manual

0-60 MPH

5.8 seconds

Top Speed

180 MPH

The 4.9L Flat-12 engine under the 1987 Testarossa is married to a 5-speed manual transmission. It produces 385 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. It can jump to 60 MPH from a state of rest in 5.5 to 5.8 seconds. Also, the Testarossa is able to achieve a top speed of 180 MPH.

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2. 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda

Ion Tiriac's car museum is filled with limited production cars such as Aston Martin Lagonda. It is one of the rarest Aston Martin with 645 units in total.

Its mains rivals include the Maserati Kyalami and the Ferrari 400. That said, the average estimated price lies around $136,021.

1976 Aston Martin Lagonda

Specs

Price

$136,021

Powertrain

5.3L V8

Horsepower

280 hp

Torque

302 lb-ft

Transmission

3-speed automatic

0-60 MPH

8.8 seconds

Top Speed

143 MPH

The 1976 Aston Martin Lagonda belongs to Series 2 production whereas the prior models from 1974 to 1975 were part of Series 1. Furthermore, the 1976 Lagonda had a 5.3L V8 engine which is coupled with a 3-speed automatic transmission. The engine supplies 280 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque.

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1. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

Ion Tiriac's car collection includes this incredible piece of engineering that Sarkis Benliyan and Yoon Il-hun designed. Joint efforts between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz made it. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss was a limited production model and only 75 were made.

The estimated auction value of the Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss can easily start at $1 to $2 million.

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss

Specs

Price

$2.1 million

Powertrain

5.3L V8

Horsepower

640 hp

Torque

604 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed sequential

0-60 MPH

3.5 seconds

Top Speed

217 MPH

The SLR Stirling Moss in Ion Tiriac's possession has only 242 miles on it. It is powered by a 5.3L V8 engine which churns out 640 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque. Other than massive output, the sharp and edgy design also helps the Stirling Moss to cross the 0 to 60 MPH mark in 3.5 seconds.

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