World-renowned auto appraiser Donald Osborne recently joined comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno on CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" to evaluate three cars owned by famous people.
In the episode, they discuss how celebrity provenance factors into value, especially to collectors. Three cars go head-to-head, and the hosts determine which has appreciated the most over the past five years.
The first car is a 1952 Ferrari Barchetta. This one was originally purchased by William Clay Ford, Henry Ford's brother, for about $10,000. It was later used by the Ford motor company as inspiration for its 1955 Thunderbird. Enzo Ferrari customized this particular car with more Americanized features for its special new owner, making it truly one-of-a-kind.