Inside Ralph Lauren’s Eyebrow-Raising $350 Million Car Collection
— 7 June 2023

Inside Ralph Lauren’s Eyebrow-Raising $350 Million Car Collection

— 7 June 2023
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

With an estimated net worth of $7 billion, it’s safe to say fashion mogul Ralph Lauren has the requisite means to build an impressive car collection. And impressive it certainly is…

The eponymous designer behind the Ralph Lauren Corporation began his love affair with unique and rarefied automobiles back in the 70s when he purchased the first car worth mentioning: a 1971 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 convertible. According to Forbes, what followed was a 1979 Porsche 930 and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe.

In the present day, the man who changed the fashion industry famously keeps a garage reportedly valued at over $350 million, featuring everything from the expected – i.e. the creations of fellow design icons Enzo Ferrari and Walter Owen Bentley – to more than one factory-built race car and other connoisseur picks.

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“I’ve always seen cars as art. Moving art. While friends of mine were into paintings, I somehow felt that the real beauty of owning a rare and magnificently designed car was the fact that you can use it,” Ralph Lauren noted in a 2004 interview for a book detailing his collection.

“You can look at it, enjoy its visual qualities, as with a painting, but you can also get inside and drive it – which means both enjoying the drive itself and going somewhere with it.”

Incidentally, 17 of Lauren’s cars would later be exhibited in Paris’ The Louvre for a standalone four-month show circa 2011. Art, indeed.

Have a gander at some of the most notable rides Ralph Lauren owns below.

Ralph Lauren’s Car Collection

**Note: All $$$ referenced in this article = USD

1929 Bentley Blower (4 ½ Litre)

ralph lauren car collection

1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK (“Count Trossi”)

ralph lauren car collection

1933 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix

1933 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe

1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe - Ralph Lauren Car Collection

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C Mille Miglia Spyder

1939 Alfa Romeo 8C Mille Miglia Spyder ralph lauren car collection

1954 Ferrari 375 Plus

1954 Ferrari 375 Plus ralph lauren car collection

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe ralph lauren car collection

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder

1955 Porsche 550 Spyder ralph lauren car collection

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

1955 Jaguar XKD

1955 Jaguar XKD

1957 Jaguar XKSS

1957 Jaguar XKSS

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - Ralph Lauren Car Collection

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spyder

1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spyder

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Scaglietti

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The most expensive car in the collection at ~$60 million auction price.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Volante Drophead Coupe

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Volante Drophead Coupe

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spider

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spider

1971 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 Convertible

1971 Mercedes 280SE 4.5 Convertible

1996 McLaren F1 LM

1996 McLaren F1 LM - Ralph Lauren Car Collection

2008 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster

2008 Lamborghini Reventón Roadster

2010 Lamborghini Murciélago SuperVeloce

2010 Lamborghini Murciélago SuperVeloce

2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

2014 McLaren P1

2014 McLaren P1

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

Reportedly one of two in the Ralph Lauren collection.

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

Now that you’ve seen the very best of Ralph Lauren’s collection, check out the equally jaw-dropping garages of the big fella Rick Ross himself and the 29th Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (the latter of whom reputedly has the world’s most expensive car collection).

Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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