Cars & Stars: Adam Levine

  • 29 June 2024
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In the collective imagination, California represents the American dream, a place where everything seems possible, giving birth to Hollywood’s film industry and generational trends like the beat generation. From the 1960s, the Californian lifestyle translated into music with Jim Morrison’s The Doors, the Beach Boys and in the 90s with Tupac’s hip-hop. This story intertwines with the automobile world: Volkswagen Bullis symbolized freedom and hot rods became a cultural statement against bourgeois American cars. Today, California’s cultural vibrancy continues, producing globally famous artists like Maroon 5, who have achieved gold and platinum records in over 35 countries. Frontman and guitarist Adam Levine, along with his wife Behati Prinsloo, a supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel, is recognized as a style icon, also due to his collection of classic cars.

Cars & Stars: Adam Levine - 1 The 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, one of the most important cars in Adam Levine's collection, sold in 2019 for $1.1 million.

Many cars have been part of Adam Levine’s personal garage, such as the 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, which he sold in 2019 at RM Sotheby’s auction in Fort Lauderdale for $1,155,000. Another favorite brand is Porsche, with models like the 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster, the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 and a more recent 911 Turbo S.

Cars & Stars: Adam Levine - 2 Adam Levine, who is a huge Porsche fan, owns a 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster, often seen on the streets of Los Angeles.

The story of the Ferraris owned by the Maroon 5 frontman is quite unique. He traded a 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC and a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 for a 1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder, which later turned out to be fake, as reported by the Los Angeles Times and the New York Post, giving the singer more publicity as he sued the dealer.

Cars & Stars: Adam Levine - 3 Maroon 5's frontman shares his passion for classic cars with his wife Behati Prinsloo, including several Ferraris like the 1963 250 GT Lusso.

Alongside their passion for special cars, Levine and Prinsloo also commit to social causes. In 2020, they collaborated with Ferrari and Save The Children for a charity auction, where one of the first Roma models was auctioned for $600,000, well above its list price, to support educational assistance in the United States.

Cars & Stars: Adam Levine - 4 The Ferrari Roma auctioned for $600,000 in 2020 to raise funds for educational assistance in the USA.