Ralph Lauren; born Ralph Lifshitz; October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise.
His cars have won “Best in Show” at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance twice, his 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic won in 1990 and his 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi” roadster won in 1993.
In 2005 his collection was displayed at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Seventeen cars from his collection were exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 2011.
Ralph Lauren is well known as a collector of automobiles, with over 70 automobiles, some being extremely rare.
Along with running a multi-billion dollar business and Polo International, Ralph Lauren’s 2021 car collections include a Bentley 4½ Litre (Blower Bentley”), Mercedes- Benz SSK, Mercedes-Benz SSK, Alfa Romeo 8c 2300, Type 59 Grand Prix Bugatti, Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, Bugatti 57SC Atlantic, 1948 Woody Station Wagon, Ferrari 375 Plus, Jaguar XKD, Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Morgan Plus Four, Porsche 550 Spyder, Jaguar XKSS, 250 Ferrari Testa Rossa, Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta, Ferrari 250 GTO, 1965 Aston Martin DB5, Porsche 959, McLaren F1, Bugatti Veyron, 2009 Lamborghini Reventon Roadster, Lamborghini Murcielago Superveloce, Porsche GTS RS, 2015 LaFerrari, and more… And all this equals one of the greatest car collections of all times. A car collection like this takes decades to develop that not even Elon Muck could build overnight.
Below is a complete 2021 list and descriptions of cars Ralph Lauren owns, drives, and some-day will be up for sale.
Ralph Lauren’s Complete 2021 Car Collection is as follows:
1929 Bentley 4½ Litre (Blower Bentley”)
Previous Owners were Hon. Dorothy Paget and Sir Anthony Bamford and then in 1988 Ralph Lauren. But, after purchasing the car in 1988, Lauren restored the race to its original racing condition. After reaching a record-breaking speed of 222.03 km/h (138 mph), Sir Henry Birkin drove the car to place second in the 1930 French Grand Prix. The car is chassis number: HR3976. This is the car Ian Fleming chose for James Bond 007 in his first novels. First Owner Hon. Dorothy Paget,
The fourth Birkin Blower, this example was acquired new by the Hon. Dorothy Paget as a Team Car. Upgraded to Blower specifications, it was raced at Le Mans by Dudley Benjafield and Giulio Ramponi. They were forced to retire after 144 laps with reliability issues. Chassis HR3976 was raced through to the end of 1931. Among its most famous appearances was at the 1930 French Grand Prix, where it was driven to second by Henry Birkin, with the fenders and lights removed. The fourth and final Blower Team Car has since its retirement been cherished by its subsequent owners. Today it is part of one of the world’s most famous private collections.
1930 Mercedes- Benz SSK
1931 Alfa Romeo 8c 2300
1933 Type 59 Grand Prix Bugatti
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia
1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic
1948 Woody Station Wagon
1954 Ferrari 375 Plus
1955 Jaguar XKD
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
1955 Morgan Plus Four
1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
1957 Jaguar XKSS
1958 250 Ferrari Testa Rossa
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
1965 Aston Martin DB5
1988 Porsche 959 – It looks like Ralph Lauren sold this car a while back.
1996 McLaren F1’s FM (one of them an ultra-rare McLaren F1 LM)
2006 Bugatti Veyron
2009 Lamborghini Reventon Roadster
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Superveloce
2011-2014 997 (911) Porsche GTS RS