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Phoenix Chevrolet drivers may know Guy Fieri as the host of Food Network shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Guy’s Big Bite, but Guy has more than a love for food; he also has a love for cars. Currently Fieri owns a slew of cars including: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible, 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV, 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, 2006 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak Pick-up, 1976 Jeep CJ5, 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454, 1967 Chevrolet C10 Full Custom “in process,” and 1965 Carroll Shelby continuation 427 Cobra.

While he does have other brands, it is pretty obvious Guy prefers Chevy over anything else. In fact, he was quoted saying “I’m a big Chevy fan from old school Chevy to the new Chevy. For the Chevelle, I had to save money, borrow money, and give dinners at my restaurant for a year to get the car,” he also added “Corvette dollar for dollar, car for car, is hands down one of the best automobiles I’ve ever owned. From power to performance to dollar value, you can’t beat it.”

Like his food guy has high expectations for the cars he buys and has found that Chevy consistently meets, if not exceeds, those standards. Guy can be seen driving his Corvette and C4500 daily, while the ’71 Super Short Chevelle doesn’t leave the garage unless it’s a nice sunny day. His new Camaro gets taken out every now and then but he says it’s too new to take out in the rain.

Guy has been pretty open about which car is his favorite though, the ’71 Chevelle. The Chevelle was his first car he bought in bright yellow, since then every single one of his cars is the same hue but the Cobra.  Fieri says the Chevelle changed his entire attitude about cars. It took his two and a half years to save up for it and it was his first hotrod purchase and he says he would rather be homeless than give it up.

Fieri says his next ‘dream car’ purchase will be the ZR1 Corvette. In regards to this future purchase, he said “I spoke to Jay Leno and he had a lot of things to say about it. It’s a one of a kind car. When I was a kid, someone in town had it, and that was the car I wanted to have”

For information on any new or used Chevys come to your Arizona Chevrolet dealer!