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Matthew Perry, the beloved actor renowned for his role as Chandler Bing in the iconic TV series ‘Friends,’ left behind an impressive car collection upon his passing on October 28, 2023, at his Pacific Palisades home. Among these treasures are notable car models like the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin Vantage, many with connections to Hollywood legends like James Bond. Read on to check out some world-class cars the ‘Friends’ actor leaves behind.

What kind of cars did Matthew Perry own?

Matthew Perry and company pose beside an off-road car, a Jeep Wrangler TJ Rubicon.
Matthew Perry and company alongside a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon | Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic

Matthew Perry, who sadly died in October 2023, owned many spectacular cars. What’s more, several of the “Friends” star’s cars are directly comparable to vehicles from blockbuster action movie franchises like the James Bond films. 

  • 2001 BMW Z8
  • 2014 Aston Martin Vantage Convertible
  • 2003 BMW 7 Series
  • 2017 Audi R8 Spyder

Arguably, the most noteworthy set of wheels in Perry’s collection, a BMW Z8, gathered fame from the 1999 James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough.” Further, Perry owned an Aston Martin and a BMW 7 Series, both of which have screen time in James Bond films. Of course, BMWs and Aston Martins weren’t the only gems in Matthew Perry’s car collection; he also owned a 2017 Audi R8 Spyder that would make Robert Downey Jr.’s “Iron Man” grin. 

The BMW Z8 was a rare and noteworthy addition to Perry’s collection

A red BMW Z8, a car made famous by a James Bond film, cruises an open road.
A red BMW Z8 | BMW

A 2001 BMW Z8 has an average value of $199,080. However, some low-mileage examples have sold for well over $270,000. Moreover, it’s a sought-after car among BMW roadsters and a noteworthy addition to the car collection of the late Matthew Perry.

Better yet, with a 394-horsepower naturally aspirated 5.0L up front and a curb weight under 3,500 lbs, the Z8 was quick. Specifically, the German roadster could hit 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, as quick as an early-model S550 Ford Mustang GT. Unfortunately, another driver ran a stop sign and hit his beloved Z8 in Los Angeles, California, per ABC News. Fortunately, Perry and the other driver were uninjured, and the Z8 remained in his possession.

A 2014 Aston Martin Vantage Convertible is a classy GT car gem in Perry’s garage

A white Aston Martin Vantage Convertible shows off its drop top.
An Aston Martin Vantage Convertible | Aston Martin

A 2014 Aston Martin Vantage is worth around $71,629, per Available with a 420-horsepower naturally aspirated V8, the Vantage is a vocal British grand tourer with proper panache. 

Perry’s Vantage is a convertible, which allows more of the Aston Martin’s delicious V8 soundscape to permeate the cabin. Whether a convertible or rigid coupe, the Vantage is quite the performer. In testing, the V8 Vantage Coupe managed a 4.7-second sprint to 60 mph. Of course, the drop-top model loses some rigidity but maintains the orchestral V8. Better yet, the Vantage is yet another example of Perry’s superspy taste in cars. 

Did Matthew Perry own a BMW 7 Series?

Matthew Perry added a 2003 BMW 7 Series to his car collection, per Yahoo. It’s a sensible car to round out a collection, especially compared to a BMW Z8 or Aston Martin Vantage Convertible. 

Further, “Friends” fans who want to emulate Perry on the road will find the used BMW 7 Series one of the most accessible cars in the celebrity’s collection. Specifically, an entry-level 325-horsepower 745i has a fair purchase price of just $4,546, a mere $194,534 less than a well-preserved Z8. Surprisingly, the 7 Series is a stark departure from the striking drop-top rides in the celebrity’s collection; it’s a sober, refined sedan with elegance to spare. Certainly, it’s the sort of car Jennifer Anniston’s Rachel Green would place with a “transponster.”

Matthew Perry’s Audi R8 Spyder is one of his most modern convertible performance cars

A 2017 Audi R8 Spyder has a typical listing price of around $133,100, per KBB. Still, even with a six-figure used car value, the R8 Spyder might be worthwhile. With underpinnings in the same family as the Lamborghini Huracán, the R8 is a full-fledged supercar. With 430 horsepower and grippy AWD, what’s not to love?

Furthermore, while the Audi R8 Spyder isn’t one of the cars in Matthew Perry’s car collection with James Bond appeal, its multi-film appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe establishes it as a larger-than-life Hollywood ride. Specifically, Tony Stark’s ride of choice in the 2010 film “Iron Man 2” includes a white Audi R8 V10 Spyder as everything from a striking set piece to a pickup truck. Moreover, with a 0-60 time of under 4.0 seconds, the R8 Spyder is a blacktop brawler for either Tony Stark or Chandler Bing.

What is Matthew Perry’s coolest car?

Regarding the coolest (and most expensive) car in Matthew Perry’s collection, we’d have to pick the 2001 BMW Z8. With superspy appeal, striking style, 5.0L V8 power, and epic rarity, the Z8 is a hard act to top. Of course, the Z8 doesn’t win by a mile; Perry’s Aston Martin Vantage and Audi R8 Spyder are serious performance cars.

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