Mike Tyson is undoubtedly a legendary boxer who has made a name for himself during his active years, where he was touted the “Knockout Boxer” due to his ruthless manner of fighting.
Tyson was known to have grown up in one of the most notorious parts of Brooklyn, and when the boxing industry started to rake in millions of dollars, names like Mike Tyson and George Freeman were on the forefront of the action.
In his days, Tyson made more than $400 million, and he is, till date, known as one of the highest paid boxers of all time. Away from boxing, he was also known for his extravagant lifestyle, boasting a collection of luxury cars as well as mansions.
He was friendly with legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur. Their friendship was so close that it is said that the East Harlem rapper would, time and again, recommend automobiles for Tyson to add to his fleet.
Unfortunately, Tyson was a victim of financial mismanagement, which led to his losing a lot of his fortune. One thing we will never forget, however, was his car collection. Here are some of the cars the Brooklyn-born boxer owned:
1985 Cadillac Seville
This was one of the earliest cars Mike Tyson owned at the beginning of his career. The gold-plated car—to match the Eldorado he got—was said to have been bought for him by his promoters.
This sporty car with a few other great features was said to have been Tyson’s first taste of fortune considering his poor background.
Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
Steadily, Tyson won a lot of bouts, and his income skyrocketed. With this, he was able to acquire more luxurious cars, and the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was one of them. The car was known for its powerful engine and boasted very exotic interiors.
Mercedes Benz SL Class 560SL
The convertible Mercedes Benz SL Class 560SL was one of the “cool” cars to own in its day, and Tyson obviously loved it.
The 560SL boasted a powerful V12 engine. In 1989, the V12-engine powered machine was a joy to drive around, being able to deliver just about anything that was demanded of it, and it was Tyson’s first delve into the world of German luxury automobiles.
1995 Ferrari F50
Tyson was incarcerated of forced intercourse in 1992 and sentenced to a six-year jail term. He got out on parole in 1995, resumed boxing and bought a 1995 Ferrari F50. Only a total of 349 of the Italian machine was made, and Tyson got himself one of them.
At the time, the 1995 Ferrari F50 was one of the most expensive automobiles to come out of Italy and was also one of the most expensive cars in Tyson’s collection.