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The number of Ferraris in Applecross has doubled over the past year and Ballajura boasts the city's most Hummers, the latest vehicle registration data reveals.

According to statistics from the Department of Transport, Toyota is still the most popular car make in WA with 410,736 registered across the State

Holden is next with 290,703 registered vehicles and Ford with 231,709.

While the big names proved the most popular among West Australians as a whole, anomalies and car bias exist in the suburbs.

Applecross has overtaken Perth, City Beach and Peppermint Grove as the city's No. 1 suburb for Ferraris, going from six registered vehicles to 12 over the past year.

Ballajura has the most Hummers at eight and Padbury is home to six Range Rovers.

Cadillac ownership in Lesmurdie now stands at six making it the second most popular suburb for the American classic car after Fremantle, which has seven registered.

Lesmurdie resident Warren, who did not want his surname used, is the proud owner of four Cadillacs including a rare 1953 Eldorado and a 1929 Roadster.

Warren admitted the vintage vehicles required a lot of maintenance but said they were works of art.

"It is like collecting art really - Cadillacs have so much history, architecture and attention to detail - they're incredible," he said.

"You can tell that no expense was spared in creating these cars.

"It's certainly a labour of love keeping them in good nick but it's worth it."

South Perth was the suburb for European luxury cars, with more Mercedes-Benz (439), BMWs (512) and Jaguars (79) than any other suburb.

Nedlands led the way in Volvos (213) and Volkswagens (380).

Cottesloe has the most Porsches (69) and Dalkeith is most popular for Rolls-Royces (14).

In regional areas, Broome has the most Toyotas (1821) and Mandurah the most Fords (1338).

Australind leads the way in Holdens (1525) while Jeep ownership in the town increased from 65 to 99 over the past year.

Halls Head has the most Jaguars (43) and Porsches (12). Esperance has the most Cadillacs with five.

Busselton and Port Hedland share the most Rolls-Royces with five each. Katanning boasts four Rolls-Royces and Margaret River has three.

More than 1.97 million cars were registered in WA last year, up 3.3 per cent on the previous year.

The West Australian

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