In 2017, Bill Goldberg made an amazing comeback and managed to rewrite everything that went wrong with his first run with the WWE. He genuinely appeared happy to be back and made amends with the “powers-that-be” backstage like Vince McMahon and Triple H. The WWE has announced that Goldberg will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. He seems humble and content with his renewed relationship with the company. He got to share his Wrestlemania moment with his wife and son and seems thrilled that the that the door remains open for another potential comeback.
You often hear that many wrestlers that left the WWE and the wrestling industry for as long as Goldberg did can’t quite find the same success elsewhere. This is particularly true for many of the original WCW guys, like Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell. Goldberg, however, was different. Outside the wrestling industry, Goldberg comfortably held on to the riches that he earned when he hit the big time and found plenty of work afterward. He’s appeared in movies, TV shows like Law and Order, and more recently The Flash, but it’s his love of cars that helped him continue making money. His love of collecting, buying and selling classic American cars not only allowed him to make a profit out of his favorite pastime, but he even landed his own car-related shows like The Garage Mahal, Bull Run, and an appearance on Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson.
For a man with such a huge passion for luxury and American classics, Goldberg unsurprisingly has quite the impressive collection of cars. Let’s take a look at 15 of those cars that are parked up at his luxurious California home.
15. 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty
The Ford F-250 Super Duty is Bill Goldberg’s daily car and he was given the truck by Ford as part of his military tour, “Operation Drive One,” in support of the soldiers around the country. Goldberg has stated that he absolutely loves the truck because it is a such a comfortable vehicle, despite the fact that it has much power and torque. The truck is clearly a tough vehicle that is completely fitting for its owner.
Goldberg says that the truck’s only real drawback is it may be too big for some drivers because it has a long extended cab and feels like you’re driving an 18 wheeler. This, of course, is another reason for the big man to love the machine. A big man suits a big truck like this.
14. 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica
Bill Goldberg’s 1965 Shelby Cobra replica has a NASCAR motor and was built by Birdie Eliot, the brother of famous NASCAR driver Bill Eliot. Being a huge NASCAR fan the Cobra clearly has a special place in Goldberg’s heart. Just by looking at it, it’s easy to see why. The car is extremely cool and adds an interesting element to his collection.
The only real downside is the car’s compact size, which Goldberg admits looks amusing when he tries to get his 270-pound frame behind the wheel of the car. He likened it to a clown coming out of a circus car. Giving a score out of ten, Goldberg scored this car an off the charts twelve and the 1965 Shelby is valued at least $160,000. Sure, the car may be small for its owner, but it has enough cool factor to make up for it.
13. 1959 Chevy Biscayne
Goldberg uses his 1959 Chevy Biscayne as his “day out at the beach” car for when he is in the mood visit the nearby beaches in San Diego. The wrestler is well versed in the car’s history and apparently, the Chevy Biscaynes were used to haul moonshine due to the size of the trunk. A car’s history can make it even more valuable to collectors.
Goldberg apparently fell in love with the classic muscle car when he spotted it at an auction. He almost missed the opportunity after he left his check book at home. Luckily for the big man, his friend loaned him the money. This is one purchase that was too good to pass up. The purchase paid off, because not only is the Chevy Biscayne now worth $50,000, he’s had more offers to buy the car than the rest of his car collection.
12. 1969 Dodge 330 “Candymatic”
Goldberg loves his 1963 Dodge 330 race car. He used it to promote his Garage Mahal, and it was on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in 2017. The originals were raced and frequently won at tracks like the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, Hobart, and Wisconsin. The retro appeal makes this an absolute gem in Goldberg’s collection.
The aluminum 330s like Goldberg’s were built for speed as well as power and won races at the MHRA U.S Nationals in the Super Stock/Automatic finals. Goldberg loves that the car is a push button automatic. He went on to say, “You’re going 100 miles down the road and you reach down with your finger and push a button to get to the next gear. It’s a killer car.” We would have to agree with him.
11. 1967 Shelby GT500
When Bill Goldberg first made it big in the WCW and the money started rolling in one of the first cars he purchased was the 1967 Shelby GT500. When he was a young boy one of his most vivid memories was looking out the back window of his parent’s car and he saw a ‘67 GT500 and decided that “one of these days he was going to buy one.” Clearly, Goldberg has always been a man of his word.
Keeping to his word, when he made it big in the wrestling industry Goldberg purchased the car from Steve Davis at the Barret Jackson auctions. The car is valued at just over $50,000. When asked about the car, he said, “the car isn’t perfect but it fills its need.” We are sure that the emotional significance is also a major reason for Goldberg keeping this in his extensive car collection.
10. Two 1968 Plymouth GTXs – Hardtop and Convertable
Along with the 1967 Shelby G500, the 1968 Plymouth GTX convertible was one of the first muscle cars that Bill Goldberg purchased. He actually sold the car and regretted his decision so he purchased it back. Unfortunately, it came with a catch; he had the car back in pieces.
At the time Goldberg had little to no knowledge of rebuilding cars he bought a hardtop original so he could put it next to the convertible and use it as a guide for rebuilding his first GTX piece by piece. Clearly he has learned a lot about it, as he has already restored around 50 percent on his own but he has also brought in a mechanic and a shop teacher to help and teach Goldberg as they go. The car is incredible looking, and clearly it is worth the effort and time that has to go into rebuilding it.
9. 1968 Super Stock Dodge Dart Replica
Goldberg built a replica of 1968 Super Stock Dodge Dart because there were only 50 of these cars ever produced. The Super Stock cars were lightweight with the doors and fenders made out of aluminum and created for the sole purpose of being stored at a dealership and maintained so they could be raced every Saturday. Such a rare and exclusive find is perfect for Goldberg’s impressive and extensive car collection.
Instead of seeking out an original model, Goldberg opted for the replica because he wanted to be able to drive it without the risk of devaluing such a rare model. Even though the car is a replica, it is valued at somewhere between $225,000 and $275,000 and he plans to auction the car off sometime in this year. Now he has the best of both worlds.
8. 1970 Boss 429 Mustang
In what is already a limited Mustang, this is the only automatic Boss 429 in the world; there were originally only two built but one isn’t in existence anymore. Incredibly, despite being built in 1970 and being one of Goldberg’s favorite cars it only has 750 miles on the clock. He knows how rare this vehicle is.
During the Vietnam War, the car was part of the Ford Performance Driving Tour, which was designed to boost the morale of the troops, teach safety driving, and keep them up to date with the current car technology. The fascinating history is part of the reason why this is such a great find.
In 2018, Ford now sponsors Operation Drive One, which allows Goldberg and Ford to replicate the original Vietnam tour, putting on activities for the troops using Goldberg’s Boss 429. The car is valued at least $249,000.
7. 1970 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
Goldberg’s 1970 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV is a very rare car – only 87 were built in 1970 – and he managed to buy it on eBay, incredibly. The car was originally built for a Ram Air III motor, but the car was fitted with a Ram IV instead.
The Trans Am provides a great deal of nostalgia for Goldberg because the first car that he ever test-drove was a blue-blue 1970 Trans Am at 16 years old. The car was so fast that his mother refused to let him buy it, so he made a mental note that he’d buy it someday. As we have learned, Goldberg is very dedicated to this collection, and when he decides to get something, he will get it. He purchased the car during filming of the Mean Machine remake The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler.
6. 1968 Yenko Camaro
The 1968 Yenko Camaro was another rare that Goldberg dreamed he’d have as a child. Luckily for him, he is relentless when it comes to this all-consuming pastime. There was only seven of these particular models made in 1968 and it was one of the famous racing car driver Don Yenko’s daily driver cars.
It was built for speed and power and Goldberg regularly takes the car around the back roads near his luxurious home in Escondido. It’s one of the few cars he drives because he simply enjoys it rather than worry about gauging the distance for whatever purpose he wants to use the car for. This one is simply a fun addition to his collection.
5. 1965 Dodge Coronet Replica
Goldberg’s custom built 1965 Dodge Coronet is a two-door sedan with Hemi engine. He wanted to build the car to replicate the look of a fresh-out-of-the-factory machine, transforming it from a Hemi-powered sedan to a 1965 A-990 Super Stock replica. Clearly, he was successful with it! The car looks fantastic, and he seems to really enjoy giving it a joy ride.
The wrestler was inspired to turn it into a race car after finding an original raced by Richard Schroder in 1965 on eBay. Just like his Shelby, he used another car as a roadmap and a guide of sorts to recreate his incredibly accurate Coronet. Goldberg clearly has a soft spot for this model because he also has a 1970 Dodge Coronet in triple black, which he drives more regularly. No one can deny that he looks incredibly cool driving the car.
4. 1973 Super Duty Trans Am
Even though Goldberg doesn’t like red as a color for his cars, he doesn’t let this slight issue put him off, nor would he change the color of the car. The reason for this is that there were only 152 1973 Super-Duty Trans Ams ever made. It would also lower the value of the car if he ever planned on reselling it at auction again. Clearly the color also suits the beautiful vehicle perfectly.
Just like all of his cars, he likes to spend time cleaning and maintaining all of his muscle cars and making sure that they don’t lose any of the value, so maintaining the cars in their original state is important financially in addition to his passion and hobby. Goldberg is not just a car lover, but he is very serious about his collection. He puts a lot of thought and effort into maintaining and expanding it.
3. 1967 Mercury Pick Up Truck
The 1967 Mercury Pickup Truck isn’t just a great truck but it has a lot of sentimental and nostalgic value in the family. It’s Goldberg’s wife’s truck and the Canadian export is the machine that his wife and her whole family learned to drive in across the family farm.
The truck was rusted solid because it sat outside for 35 years in the snow on their Canadian farm. So after getting it delivered to Goldberg’s home in California, he and his mechanic restored it beautifully. Goldberg said “it was the most expensive restoration on a ‘67 Mercury Truck you’re ever likely to see. But it was done for a reason. It was done because it was a truck that meant so much to my father-in-law and my wife and her sister.” That is one sweet thing to do for his wife.
2. 1969 Chevy Blazer Convertable
Goldberg’s 1969 Chevy Blazer is another family car that often uses to visit the beach. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get the same love and attention as his other collection because it looks like a new truck. It is the only car that he’ll allow the pet dogs that weigh 100 pounds each – a St. Bernard and Rottweiler – to travel with him in, though.
He loves it because, in addition to over 200 pounds of man’s best friend that he is able to carry around with him, he can easily fit a giant water cooler, his son, and his wife as well as their luggage. It’s also a fully convertible pickup so the family can enjoy those warm days out at the beach. For a family man, this vehicle is one of the most necessary and useful ones he owns.
1. 1970 Plymouth Barracuda
Goldberg certainly loves his Plymouth cars. In addition to the two 1968 Plymouth GTXs that he owns – one of which he is rebuilding – he also owns a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which were popular racing cars from 1970 to 1973. The car clearly has an amazing retro appeal that even a car amateur can appreciate.
The car has a 440ci six-barrel Super Commando Six Pak four-speed car. According to Goldberg, it is a very rare car but it is a must-have for any muscle car collector. In his own words, he says, “everybody has got to have an E-Body Cuda. The car’s just pretty cool. It’s not my favorite by any stretch but it’s a cool.” The collector’s item is valued at $66,900. Even though it isn’t Goldberg’s favorite, it is still clearly an awesome car.
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