What cars does Counting Cars' Danny Koker own?
Ever wondered how many cars the American TV star owns? Read this list to find out!
Danny Koker is an American TV actor who is famous for his hit series Counting Cars, which spanned 8 series and 137 episodes. The principle of the show was simple, the show was just showcasing the daily encounters of Count's Kustoms, a bodyshop located in Las Vegas.
Danny is a self-taught mechanic and has owned many cars in the past. So here is a list of the few cars he has owned.
1973 Buick Riviera
It's unlikely that Koker uses this often due to the rather extravagant (and expensive) paint job. With grey flame decals and a design that Koker calls "tribal", this car definitely stands out in his collection. More modifications include a custom interior which is fitted with a fluffy velvet material.
The Riviera has a 6.1-litre V8 which produces 340bhp and has a 0-60mph time of 7.8 seconds, not bad for a car that's nearly 60 years old. The legendary designer Sergio Pininfarina regarded it as "one of the most beautiful American cars ever made". So it's safe to say that this is quite a good looking car on its own – even without all the crazy modifications.
1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
This 70s classic has huge presence on the road. Modifications include things like chrome wheels, a chrome grille and a custom paint job. This paint job was specifically chosen by Koker because of the way it blended in with the whole design of the car.
This second-generation Monte Carlo had a 5.7-litre V8 engine which produced 245bhp, which again is decent for a 70s muscle car. The Monte Carlo was named Motor Trend's "Car Of The Year" in 1973, this was down to its elegant styling and sophisticated suspension which gave it a ride that made it a rival to its European counterparts.
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Have you detected a theme yet? Koker loves to customise his cars. This car comes complete with flame decals and a five-litre V8 which produces a staggering 475bhp. The second generation of the Camaro was heavily restyled and became somewhat larger and wider with the new styling.
Koker says that "the flames represent the feeling you get when you put your foot down, a feeling I'm sure everyone wants to feel!". The car also has a few body kits installed, which adds to the cool factor that this car brings to the road.
1962 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
The Karmann Ghia was produced by VW in the late 50s and is a timeless classic. The concept for this car was revealed at the 1953 Paris Motor Show. Koker and his crew completely modified the Ghia's 1.3-litre engine as well as its styling, making it irresistible to the ultimate VW enthusiast.
At the time of its launch the Ghia was the most imported car into the US. Exterior changes in 1961 included wider and finned front grilles, taller and more rounded rear taillights and headlights relocated to a higher position. The Ghia was a complete success as VW sold 10,000 units in its first year of production.