For many people cars are just another invention to make getting from one place to another very easy and as comfortable as possible, while for others the car is the hub of their lives. They live on cars and everything that has to make cars to the admiration of others. One such person is Dennis Collins, who you’ve probably seen on Fast N’Loud.
Learn more about his life here besides knowing who his family members are, his net worth, and how he got to where he is today.
Who is Fast N’ Loud’s Dennis Collins?
Dennis Collins is an American businessman, famous automotive industry distributor, and media personality, who is best known for his appearances on the hit reality show. Quickly and loudly shown on the Discovery Channel.
Collins is the owner of Collins Bros Jeep (1984), a dealership specializing in the restoration, refurbishment and customization of Jeep CJ engines and Wranglers. He is not only one of the biggest car dealerships on the planet, he also takes pride in owning some of the rarest and most coveted vintage cars.
Born on January 28, 1965 in Wylie, Texas, Collins received a degree in economics and finance from the University of Texas.
Dennis Collins breaks car collector’s record, including historic Cannonball time, a nonstop coast-to-coast trip between New York and Los Angeles with close friend and Gas Monkey Garage manager Richard Rawlings in a 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello.
Collin brokered a deal to acquire the 1958 Austin-Healey, a car he said he’s been chasing for more than 25 years in an interview with Hooniverse. He revealed that he constantly called the owner every year until they retired and eventually negotiated a deal. With a bit of body work, the car, nicknamed ‘ Goldie ,’ transformed into total beauty as it won the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance award for best restored car. -Healy built in 1950.
If Dennis Collins is known for one thing, it’s his transparency in showcasing his prized collections, including a white 2013 Lamborghini Super Trofeo, said to be one of 40 in existence. Collins also believes he is the sole private owner of the model and is legally free to drive it.
So obsessed with Collins, it’s no surprise that he collected and sold over 500 Healeys collections during his three decades in the automotive business. As these beauties drive in and out of his dealership, there are some cars that Collins considers unforgettable, like the Super Boss, the world’s most expensive Mustang. For him, the rarity of the Super Boss makes it more important than monetary value. It was established that the car toured Vietnam during the war. He ended up selling it for $116,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction.
Before that, he became a social media sensation for owning Fox Body Mustangs before selling them at auction. Videos showing the cars at the time have been viewed around 3 million times.
Collins perfectly blended his passion with business, a representation of the adage: “do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”.
As far as investing in motorized metal piles and making money from this hobby is concerned, Dennis Collins is a winner. As a CBJeep owner with its own line of parts; Black Mountain Jeep Parts & Accessories, he has amassed enormous wealth over the years. Various sources put his net worth at $30 million.
The Texas-based entrepreneur acquired the famed Law Man Mustang, a 429 horsepower Super Boss machine for less than $100,000 that recently sold for over $2 million.
In July 2017, Dallas News reported that Collins’ home has a garage big enough to hold over twenty cars — of course with air conditioning. He decided to sell his family’s estate in North Texas, minus the cars, and build a dream home in another area of Texas.
His wife and daughter
Dennis Collins describes himself as a simple human passionate about his family, life, Jeeps and the classic cars he buys and sells. He is married to his closest partner, Kimberly Collins, and for more than two decades the couple have been happily married to each other.
Collins and his wife have grown and beautiful daughter, Kelsey Collins, who he says has made him want to earn his money lately, thanks to his involvement in the automotive business. He loves sharing photos of his family on his social media page, including one where he surprised his wife Kim with a diamond ring to celebrate their silver jubilee of married life. They live in a cantilevered house near a golf course in Richardson.