Dita Von Teese is out of this world: a top-notch burlesque artist, a physical wonder of the world, and if my encounters with her are anything to go by, a very, very nice woman.
She is also a huge supporter of LGBT equality and an avid car fan. We knew all about the former, thanks to her appearances on Ru Paul’s Drag Race and at countless LGBT events. The former, however, was new to us, brought to light during a video interview with Forbes’ Hannah Elliott earlier this week.
As you might imagine, given Von Teese’s retro look, she’s crazy for vintage rides. She gives Elliott a tour of two from her stable: a 1939 Packard 128 and a 1946 Ford Super Deluxe.
What’s interesting is that Von Teese isn’t just interested in these cars for their retro style: they’re also very savvy investments. Says Teese, “Vintage cars aren’t like a new car, where when you suddenly walk off the lot…and it’s worth, like, half of what you paid for it. You know, I’ve made money in all my vintage car buying adventures.” So, they’re good looking, and they’re good investments, too. Nice work.
Have a look at the full video clip below: