Harrison Ford Drives Exactly What You Would Expect From Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford has played iconic characters across the Hollywood landscape. From rogue Presidents to “Star Wars,” the actor has done it all. As you might expect from an accomplished action star, he has assembled quite a collection of cars. However, the star’s cars aren’t the highlight of his personal collection. No, even his classic Jaguar XK140 can’t upstage the “Indiana Jones” actor’s collection of aircraft.
Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford has a penchant for British cars and fast bikes
You likely won’t find Harrison Ford in a new Ferrari or eye-popping McLaren. See, the Indiana Jones actor prefers classic drop-tops, especially those of the British persuasion. These are just a few of the rides in Ford’s collection.
- 1955 Jaguar XK140
- 1966 Austin-Healey 3000
- R129 Mercedes-Benz SL
- BMW R1200 GS
- Triumph Daytona
The most noteworthy car in Ford’s garage is his 1955 Jaguar XK140. The XK140 is a natural successor to the XK120, another iconic Jag with a unique claim to fame. At 120 mph, the XK120 was the fastest production car in the world upon its release.
Better yet, the XK140 worked in upgraded brakes, suspension, steering, and a power bump for the big cat’s musical 3.4L inline six-cylinder mill. Of course, fans won’t pay X150 XK prices for this magical machine. The average value of a 1955 Jaguar XK140 is $92,049, per Classic.com.
In addition to his XK140, Harrison Ford has a 1966 Austin-Healey 3000, another iconic British roadster. It’s a fitting ride for globetrotting archeologists with a classic aesthetic. However, Ford’s collection doesn’t end there; the actor enjoys two-wheeled toys as well. GQ reports that the Star Wars actor has a BMW R1200 GS adventure bike and a 1200cc Triumph Daytona.
Even with classic British roadsters in his collection, Ford prefers to fly
In typical Indiana Jones fashion, Harrison Ford takes to the skies in a series of single-prop airplanes. One such aircraft in Ford’s collection is a handsome De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver. The aircraft manufacturer built many of the Allies’ most iconic WWII airplanes, including the twin-engine Mosquito.
However, Ford’s De Havilland was reportedly part of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) Air America airlines, a cover the agency used to facilitate its clandestine operations. If the stories are to be believed, Ford’s DHC-2 Beaver required extensive repair after sustaining gunfire. That’s an Indiana Jones-esque story if we’ve ever heard one.