Mary Barra may be the first woman to run General Motors (Fortune 500), but she's also the first bona fide car enthusiast to serve as CEO in more than two decades -- and only the second since the 1950s. With her degree in electrical engineering as well as her years working in GM plants, her car smarts run deep. Can you imagine Rick Wagoner or Dan Akerson changing their own oil or adjusting a fan belt? ,
Outside the office, Barra drives an SUV when she's family-hauling, but her heart clearly belongs to the Camaro, a staple of the Chevrolet lineup for nearly half a century. She's not alone. LeBron James, Brad Pitt, and Jay Leno are also Camaro owners. GM sold 80,567 of the pony cars in 2013, pushing it ahead of rival Mustang.
Barra and her husband own a 2010 SS coupe and have been trying to find a late-1960s car to double their collection. "First-generation convertible Camaro," she told Fortune. "It would be great to find a red one." If she can't -- a '68 convertible in top condition would run about $75,000 -- there are a half-dozen other Camaros that are considered classics. And an auto-lover like her could park any one of the following selections in her garage without embarrassment.