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Ian Poulter's car collection - well, he has earned £24 million for hitting a ball

Ian Poulter's car collection - well, he has earned £24 million for hitting a ball

01/06/2015 at 14:47

Ian Poulter is that dangerous mix of car enthusiast and handsomely-paid professional golfer. The result is pretty inevitable, as the following photographs demonstrate.

Poulter has delighted and enraged his fans on social media in equal measure after taking everyone on a trip down memory lane – through photographs of his car collection over the years.

The famously brash and outspoken golfer and sporting fashion icon began in the best way possible, by posting archive pictures of the first motors he owned.

The first photo Poulter treated fans to was one of him posing proudly with a green Vauxhall Astra while sporting a dubious choice of outfit.

Ian Poulter with his early green Vauxhall Astra (Instagram)

Ian Poulter with his early green Vauxhall Astra (Instagram)Eurosport

Next up was a picture of a D-reg blue Ford Fiesta XR2, accompanied with the caption, “My first and second cars...”

Ian Poulter with his early D-reg blue Ford Fiesta XR2 (Instagram)

Ian Poulter with his early D-reg blue Ford Fiesta XR2 (Instagram)Eurosport

Given he has now racked up career earnings of $36,760,702 (£24 million), it’s perhaps no surprise that the quality of Poulter’s ‘wheels’ have improved pretty significantly since the early years.

The Ryder Cup superstar, who grew up in Hitchin, has picked up a staggering $1512,307 (£994,000) so far this year alone, so it makes perfect sense for him to boast of a garage of ‘$750,000 worth of cars’ – and that’s before you take in his Ferrari collection.

In May, he sent the following tweet about his complex supercar situation, which fans appeared to have little sympathy for.

Meanwhile, Poulter recently flaunted his pair of Ferrari 275 GTB classic cars.

Ian Poulter's pair of Ferrari 275 GTBs (Instagram)

Ian Poulter's pair of Ferrari 275 GTBs (Instagram)Eurosport

Then came this photo of six stunning Ferraris parked neatly outside his 10,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom mansion in Florida.

Ian Poulter shows off six beautiful Ferraris outside his Florida mansion (Instagram)

Ian Poulter shows off six beautiful Ferraris outside his Florida mansion (Instagram)Eurosport

Who could forget this photo of Poulter with the limited-edition Ferrari LaFerrari?

Ian Poulter poses alongside a Ferrari LaFerrari (Instagram)

Ian Poulter poses alongside a Ferrari LaFerrari (Instagram)Eurosport

Going back to the classics, Poulter then posted a photo of his Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder.

Ian Poulter's Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (Instagram)

Ian Poulter's Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (Instagram)Eurosport

Oh, and then the Ferrari F40 outside of his three-bay garage.

Ian Poulter's Ferrari F40 (front) outside his garage (Instagram)

Ian Poulter's Ferrari F40 (front) outside his garage (Instagram)Eurosport

Poulter was absolutely delighted and relieved when he discovered he could fit two golf bags in the back of his Ferrari F12.

Ian Poulter's golf bags in the back of his Ferrari F12 (Instagram)

Ian Poulter's golf bags in the back of his Ferrari F12 (Instagram)Eurosport

And finally, Poulter famously turned up at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March sporting a $2.5 million (£1.5 million) limited edition Ferrari Enzo, parking it directly outside the clubhouse at the event hosted by the American golf legend.

Ian Poulter turned up in limited edition Ferrari Enzo worth £1.5m (Instagram)

Ian Poulter turned up in limited edition Ferrari Enzo worth £1.5m (Instagram)Eurosport

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