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Nicolas Cage's Car Shopping Habit

By Liz Opsitnik
Thursday, Nov 19 2009 16:03

After suing his former business manager for claiming he mismanaged his money, Nicolas Cage is now being countersued by the same person.

Cage’s former business manager, Samuel J. Levin, filed the countersuit Nov. 12, less than a month after Cage filed a $20 million lawsuit against Levin for fraud and claimed he had led him toward financial ruin.

Levin’s suit claims Cage’s excessive spending habits are the cause for his money problems. Cage owes more than $6.5 million to the IRS. He has been forced to sell some of his property to help with his money shortage.

Levin's lawsuit claims in 2007 alone Cage bought $33 million in property, 22 automobiles and nearly 50 pieces of expensive jewelry, art and other exotic items.

Cage is known for his lavish rides and at one point, reportedly owned 50 vehicles. According to the Daily Beast, in 2004, Cage owned 18 motorcycles and 30 cars.

Cage spent nearly half a million dollars in 1997 on a Lamborghini Miura SVJ that had been owned by the shah of Iran and was confiscated from the Imperial Garage during the 1979 revolution, the Daily Beast reports.

Nicolas reportedly kept his vast array of cars in a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport. His collection includes the usual celebrity cars like Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Ferraris, including many vintage cars as well. At one point, Cage was reportedly buying one car per month.

The Ferrari Enzo pictured has an MSRP of $643,330 when it was manufactured in 2003. Current resale values could top $1 million. If we assume he bought the car in 2003, Cage's monthly auto loan payment would be $12,993 a month! That's even with a 20% down payment of $128,666 and a car loan stretching over 48 months at a 6% interest rate.

Let's face it. Cage's auto loan payment for just one car is more than some people make in a year. And we wonder why celebrities have trouble managing their money.


Image via anythingonwheels.com.

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Comment By: Ron Smith on Thu, Nov 19 2009 at 6:53 PM
A: The first year the Enzo was made was 2003, the one pictured is a 2008.
B: Only a black person would finance a car that expensive.
C. Cage made $40 million between June 2007 - June 2008, I highly doubt he financed it. If he had financed all his cars he'd probably have a little bit more money right now. If for some reason he did, I doubt it would be for 4 years at 6%.
D. If you made $40 million in one year, you would probably spend a little bit more than "what the average person makes in a year." You're comparing apples and oranges.
E. FACT CHECK, you should try it before posting an article. You lost all credibility when you said it was manufactured in 1993.
Comment By: AutoLoanDaily.com on Fri, Nov 20 2009 at 9:20 AM
You're correct about the manufactured year. It is 2003. The 1993 was a typo. We sincerely apologize and are sorry you're so upset about it.

Also, the point of our celebrity auto loan stories is to show readers how much a loan payment would be on a car that expensive using that loan criteria. It's a "if he financed it" scenario. Obviously, these celebrities usually don't.
Comment By: mike on Fri, Nov 20 2009 at 9:38 AM
ron - you are a racist a**! get a life. what kind of loser sits around and gets pissed about what year nick cage's car is. who cares? i bet you are the 40 year old virgin
Comment By: laura t. on Fri, Nov 20 2009 at 10:43 AM
nicholas cage used to be hot, but he's not aging so well...

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