Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt’s automobile collection is extraordinarily humble
Chris Pratt is making headlines these days. The American actor who became an audience favorite as Andy Dwyer on NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation is one of the highest earning Hollywood celebrities today. Pratt’s portrayal of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) made him a star.
And he hasn’t looked back since, appearing in other MCU movies, being the star man in the Jurassic Park reboot, and working alongside Jennifer Lawrence in Passengers. His fans know that Pratt loves movies, but few know that he is a car enthusiast. His last television series,
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A Volkswagen Beetle that Pratt won in a game of blackjack
Many fans assume that Chris Pratt owns expensive Ferraris and Lamborghinis. He’s such a big star after all, isn’t he? But the Jurassic World star likes to keep it simple when it comes to the automobiles he drives. And a lot of that is likely down to his humble beginnings in the industry.
Chris Pratt didn’t really have it easy. Before receiving acting offers, Pratt lived in a trailer and sold coupons door to door for a living. When Pratt realized that selling coupons wasn’t enough to support himself, he took a second job at a shrimp restaurant in Bubba Gump. In his own words, he was pretty much broke.
However, fate had other ideas, and the man who worked in a shrimp restaurant and lived in a van won a classic Volkswagen Beetle in a game of Blackjack. When he received it, the 1965 Beetle model was not in the best condition. But Pratt did, and still does, today. His 1965 VW Beetle has a 40 horsepower, 1200 cc (1.2 liter) four-cylinder aluminum-magnesium engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
It also has independent front suspension and telescopic shock absorbers. It boasts a top speed of 80 miles per hour. On the outside, it sports a golden yellow paint job which looks stunning. Pratt admitted that he sometimes picks up tools to fine-tune his Beetle, a car that is very dear to him.
Like most Bollywood stars, he owns a Tesla
What do Hollywood celebrities who stay in California have in common? They all own a Tesla. What do Wonder Woman aka Gal Gadot, Batman aka Ben Affleck and Star-Lord aka Chris Pratt have in common? The same answer: they all own a Tesla.
The car brand run by Elon Musk has become something of a status symbol among Hollywood bigwigs, and Pratt, despite his simple taste in cars, bought a Tesla car a few years ago. Pratt owns a Tesla Model S. A few years ago, photos of Pratt taking his partner for a ride in his Tesla Model S went viral. His Tesla Model S is equipped with a 600 horsepower electric motor. It can travel up to 300 miles on a single charge.
Its 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds is one of the best in its lineup. Pratt’s Model S is fast, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour. Those are great numbers for an electric vehicle, and it’s no surprise the Parks and Recreation actor is a fan of them too.
The bike that outruns the dinosaurs
Now this one is special. None of Pratt’s automobiles have such a fun history as this motorcycle. If you watched Chris Pratt in Jurassic World, you must have seen his character piloting a solid-looking Triumph Scrambler. It is the bicycle that is very dear to the American actor. In the movie, Pratt’s character rides a bike while training his velociraptor buddies.
The Trump bike is also part of some high-octane action scenes throughout the film. Because he spent a lot of time racing the Triumph Scrambler while filming the movie, the Hollywood star developed a liking for it. And when the manufacturers decided to let Pratt keep the bike, he was thrilled.
Pratt’s Scrambler is a dark green track with hints of black front and back. It features a powerful 900cc SOHC liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine. While Pratt’s character relies on his Scrambler to escape the movie’s deadly dinosaurs, he’s unlikely to encounter one in real life.
However, his Scrambler is fast enough to satisfy his adrenaline rush with a reported top speed of 110 miles per hour. While Pratt had the privilege of bringing home a Scrambler from one of the Jurassic World films, other Scramblers from the film series were auctioned off.
Sources: ComicBook, The Daily Mail UK, Universal Pictures, BuzzFeed