Ralph Lauren is one of the most iconic names in fashion. Lauren’s also made quite the name in the automotive world with his stunning collection. His sincere interest in preserving the true originality of unique and rare vehicles ranges from an old Ford “Woody” station wagon, all the way to a $40 million Bugatti. Hey, when you're worth $6 billion, you can afford to buy some nice things — and Mr. Lauren went the extra mile to preserve and obtain a museum's worth of treasured cars.
1965 Ferrari P2/3This Porsche started out as the 275 P2 Spyder. Once the body style and engine were factory upgraded, the P2/3 was born.
1933 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix
The Type 59 was the final Bugatti race car built in the 1930s. The engine was lowered to better its center of gravity, and the frame was lightened. Only eight of these models were ever made.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 ConvertibleThe 280 SE 3.5 was the final model of the original W111 chassis. This Mercedes could reach a top speed of 130 mph, and hit 100 mph in 9.5 seconds. The car was modified with a wider grille to fit the large V8 engine.
1950 Jaguar XK120 RoadsterThe XK120 was initially meant to be a limited run of only 200 cars. Due to the success of the sales, Jaguar bumped it up to 12,000. The XK model was produced up until 1961, when it was replaced by the E-Type.
1955 Morgan Plus 4 Drophead Coupe
This beautiful two-door is prominently displayed in Lauren’s collection. The four-speed manual pushed out 68 hp with an estimated top speed of 84 miles per hour. While it might not have been one of the fastest cars, its looks more than make up for it.
1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Blower
The Bentley Blower is instantly recognizable due to the supercharger being placed at the end of the crankshaft. The chief engineer of Bentley at the time, W. O. Bentley, refused to let the engine be modified — resulting in the addition of the Roots-type supercharger.
1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupe
The 57SC Atlantic Coupe is considered one of the most beautiful cars Bugatti ever built. Only two 57SCs were ever built, and Lauren’s is valued at an astonishing $40 million!
1954 Ferrari 375 Plus
Ferrari only built five of the 375 Plus models, and Lauren owns the fifth and final one in his collection. The 357 Plus won many races during its era; Lauren’s model won the 1955 Buenos Aires 1000-kilometer race.
2010 Lamborghini Murciélago SuperVeloce
The LP 670-4 SuperVeloce was supposed to be a limited run of only 350 cars with a cost of around $400,000 each. However, only 186 were actually produced before Lamborghini started production on the Aventador.
1958 Ferrari Testa RossaThis Testa Rossa is numbered 14 out of only 34 ever built. “Red Head,” as the car is known, won the Le Mans in ’58, ’60, and ’61.
1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia Spyder
The 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia Spyder is one of only four team cars built by Alfa Romeo and Carrozzeria Touring. When Lauren purchased the car in 2004, he had the car restored back to its authentic 1938 Mille Miglia configuration.
1957 Jaguar XKSS
Not only is Lauren’s Jaguar XKSS a stunning automobile — it’s a piece of history. His XKSS was one of two original D-Types that were returned to Jaguar to be converted to the XKSS specifications.
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
The 550 is one of Porsche’s best known cars. The 550 Spyder is still the standard that all light-weight Porches are known for — and is infamously known in pop culture as the car that James Dean died driving.
1930 Mercedes-Benz “Count Trossi” SSK
The “Count Trossi” is truly a one-of-a-kind car. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, its supercharged straight-six engine could pump out 300 horsepower — which was unheard of in the 1920s! Any SKK is ranked among the top of the world’s most sought-after cars.
1996 McLaren F1 LM
McLaren was the ultimate supercar maker of the ‘90s — and the LM version was king. The LM stands for “Le Mans,” which is the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race held in Le Mans, France.
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gull-Wing Coupe
The 300 SL Gullwing is one of the most iconic models produced by Mercedes-Benz. The gullwing doors not only gave it a distinguished look, but they also accented its revolutionary space frame chassis.
2006 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
Lauren’s Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is one of only 30 world record holding Super Sports in the world. It’s rumored that this car could be one of the five Super Sport World Record Editions, which means Lauren would own one of the only two known to exist in the US.