Jay Leno’s Favorite American Muscle Cars — /THE DRIVE

Jay Leno’s Favorite American Muscle Cars — /THE DRIVE


The Drive’s Sean Evans stops by Jay Leno’s Garage to hear the stories behind some of Jay’s favorite American muscle in his collection: ’71 Hemi Dodge Challenger, crate-engined Buick Roadmaster, Ford Galaxie 500 7-liter, and 1,000+-hp RWD Oldsmobile Toronado.

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100 Comments on "Jay Leno’s Favorite American Muscle Cars — /THE DRIVE"


  1. Think I remember Shawsheen Motors in Andover. Where Leno bought the purple Ford Galaxy.
    I lived one town west of there though I didn't kno Leno growing up.

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  2. So cool to get a peek at some of the cars I haven't seen on Jay's channel! Badass!!

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  3. The 64 to 66 hemis are the pinnacle for street performance. The 70 challenger was destined with a hydraulic cam and less carb compression

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  4. Iโ€™m pretty sure Jay Leno has about 100 of those same damn jean outfits. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  5. 5:44 This was my neighborโ€™s first car. In fact, a police car actually pulled him over and asked if he wanted to sell it.

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  6. โ€œBig rolled up sock on your pants, it looks impressive but doesnโ€™t really do anything…โ€ Classic Jay

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  7. Holy crap. I have to save for months to get injectors for my old 6.5 diesel. Must be a hell of a thing to do whatever you want and not worry about the price. Some drop dead beautiful cars.

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  8. Jay, you beautiful, sick bastid. You've got wayyy too much money to play with ;-P That silver Buick is my favorite.

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  9. At 1:36 LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yup. I had a '70 Challenger Convertible, bought a Sure Grip (for $5) & put that on her….WOOOOO!! I slid right, I slid left, then caught her. My friends: "Did u think of laying off the gas?!"
    "NOOOO!" ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜€ MOPAR TO YOU!!

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  10. Jay Lenos channel is probably my favorite YouTube channel. His knowledge of cars is amazing. You can tell that he is really in his element when he is in his "garage". But the story about tricking his dad with the Galaxie is classic.

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  11. I seen on youtube, a mustang, early production blow the doors of a dodge demon.
    sweet. and a couple of others do the same.

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  12. While we collect die cast cars Jay build a museum with all the best toys.
    I envy him so cool he can do this.

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  13. Mr. Leno and millions around the world would hate me. However… I would love to Frankenstein these cars with import motors and foreign parts. Sounds good and all till I take a super rare 70's muscle car and add a 700hp Honda Motor. Tesla wing doors,Subaru suspension, AWD and so on.. Interior gauges and proper long lasting toggle switches like the Ford GT. I wish I had the money. Sad all these rich people never have imagination for fear to lose it all. They just stay like the rest, blending in.

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  14. Jay leno would DIE !!! Im a truck Driver I use to go o OLD ABNONDED Auto wreckers I LOVE OLD cars had a few myself . Anyways I would see Soooo MANY Old COMPLETE cars beeing CRUSHED !!! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ You have no idea ALL COMPLETE 7 just for METAL WASTE

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  15. Jay's choice in car's to upgrade sucks ass the original Challenger would have been a great choice for an upgrade but no he throws a 1,000hp engine and converts to rwd on the first fwd car's in America smh ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  16. If I could inherit any one of Jay's cars I'd take it and I'd put "loaner vehicle courtesy of Jay Leno", on the back window. ๐Ÿ’ช

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  17. WIPE A BLACKWALL AND NO BLACK ON A WHITE TOWEL https://www.facebook.com/620292465028981/videos/628984404159787/?t=2

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  18. Sorry, my bad. you have some restomod fords. If you ever wanna 66-71 Chevy's, when cars were bad ass, lemme know. You act like your a car guy but missing that era of chevys makes me think where you get the money is where the show goes. POSER. Still love ya.

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  19. I was very happy when Dodge brought the Challenger back – looking much like the '70 that I used to drive – good times!

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  20. Waaaaay back in 1974, my buddy Harry Parks bought a gold 1966 Olds Toronado for the ridiculous price of $400. It was a real cream puff.
    You never see these any more and I forgot how great looking they were.

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  21. AM HAPPY TO HEAR THAT HE WILL BRING HIS JAY LENOS GARAGE BACK TO WATCH AGAIN. THING IS THERES NO CAR SHOWS LEFT TO WATCH WITH OUT TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICAN HISTORY LOVE OF CARS..ALL CARS NOT ONLY AMERICAN MUSCLE BUT ALL.
    SO BIG UP JAY LENO BRING UR SHOW BACK UR PUBLIC AWAITS UR COME BACK..

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  22. So what happens to his cars when he dies. Family members just get a shit load of cars? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  23. I will never understand why Jay and so many others talk as if
    these cars are impossible to drive. I drove cars like these
    most of my life and had absolutely no issues with brakes, steering
    or handling. Will they handle like my Infiniti Q60S? Of course not.
    But they still turn well, corner well and stop well. You just have to
    make allowances for what the car is. Only good for a straight line?
    Seriously? I drove cars like those from upstate NY to DC several times.
    Not a problem. The one thing I really hate are 'resto mods'. If you
    want a new car buy one. If you want an old car keep it as it is.
    Oh well, just my opinions and experiences actually driving
    these older cars when they were all there were.

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  24. He wouldn't drive the Challenger to San Francisco, why not? I recently drove my 70 AMX from California to the east coast and loved it, can't wait to do it again.

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  25. Luv Jay can I please be you for one day only thing I would change is closing ur hoods at 2:29 I had a 71 same hood took over 30 hours to fix dents from garages closing the hood back in the day

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  26. "Jay–if you don't like some of the cars you own–why do you own them?" Jay: "Because I can afford to." I think most people choosing a favorite from your car collection would be like choosing a favorite child. Jay, I know lots of people who would gladly take that 70 Challenger off your hands–myself included!

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  27. One of the many things I liked about the '70 Challenger was the designer's ability to fill in the massive front-end cavity with four head lights, grill work and slightly overarching hood or brow. The overall affect was a serious yet somewhat mysterious appearance.

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  28. Surprised a 70 Chevelle SS 454 wasn't amongst one of them….especially the rare LS6. That car was gorgeous and absolute beast!

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  29. I was surprised to see a Ferrari 308 in the background. I didnโ€™t think Jay was a Ferrari kind of guy. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  30. Jay Leno's Garage … This has to be where a Garage becomes a Museum . Do you have tours or sell tickets for this place ?

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