Ralph Lauren Car Collection

Ralph Lauren is a world-renowned name in the fashion and business world. Why wouldn’t it be, they built a multi-billion dollar empire out of it. This is one of the most important names in the fashion industry and is ranked among the top billionaires in the world with a net worth of more than $6 Billion. Apart from being one of the richest men in the US is also a businessman and a philanthropist. Apart from being a fashion icon, Lauren is a hardcore collector of old exotics as well as new-age supercars. There are very few collectors in the world who really appreciate the philosophy and design behind every car which he has in his collection. Here are the top most expensive and unique cars from his collection. 

10. Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster

The sheer beauty of this Jag is just on another level. Once called the fastest production car the Jaguar XK120 is powered by a 160 hp 2 valve six-cylinder engine. The XK120 can achieve a top speed of 120 mph which was believed crazy at that time. With only 120 examples made by the lightweight alloy body, this Jaguar is an almost one-of-a-kind car more valuable than normal day supercars. 

9. Porsche 550 Spyder

Lauren owns this iconic piece of Porsche’s history in his mind-blowing collection. The rare 1953 Porsche 550 Spyder was only built with only 90 examples. It came with a straight-four cylinder, paired with a four-speed manual transmission which produced 108 hp. With a furious aerodynamic body, the 550 Spyder was built to conquer the Nurburgring Eifel Race, which it won back in 1953. The Porsche 550 also had a top speed of 120 mph. 

8. Ferrari 375 Plus 

A car as rare as the Ferrari 375 Plus, is one of five in Lauren’s collection. It came with a powerful V12 race-driven engine which made over 325 hp. This Ferrari isn’t special for its looks, the Ferrari cars were built only to win races back in the day. The iconic 375 Plus has trophies from many big racing championships such as the Silverstone GP, Agadir GP, 1000km Buenos Aires and 24 Hours of Le Mans. One example was sold for a whopping $18.3 million in a 2014 auction. 

7. Mercedes-Benz SSK Count Trossi 

The Mercedes cars you see now are the sheer legacy of the old gems they used to create back in the 1930s. This vintage Mercedes-Benz SSK came with 7.1-liter supercharged six-cylinder engine which made over 247 hp. With only 40 of these ever built, this SSK Count Trossi is yet another mysterious car in the company’s legacy. 

6. Jaguar XKD

The 1955 Jaguar XKD is yet another rare item in Lauren’s collection. It came with a 3.4-liter inline-six engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission which produced 250 hp. With its victories in 1957 LeMans, the iconic Jaguar D-Type was a victory car for the company. 

5. Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spyder 

The amount of love for the Ferrari is immense for a guy like Ralph who understands design. The 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Spyder is yet another one of them. It came with a massive V12 engine, paired with a five-speed manual transmission which produced over 300 horsepower. Only 34 of these were ever made, the ’58 Ferrari Testa Rossa was once considered one of the lightest race cars at the time. 

4. Jaguar XKSS

The Jaguar really made one of the best-looking cars during the 50s. The Jaguar XKSS was one fine example from them. It was made as a street version of the Jaguar D-Type which the company pulled out in 1956 in order to focus on building good street cars. It came with a 3.4-liter inline-six-cylinder engine which made 242 hp. The XKSS was able to go from 0-60 mph in under 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph. 

3. Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Considered one of the best Mercedes-made cars ever, the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster says something like the clothes we wear, Lauren said in an interview. And if a collector like Ralph Lauren says that, it is totally worth it. It came with a 250 hp straight-six engine this German icon can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.3 seconds.

2. Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe

This is one of the mysterious and one of the most expensive Bugatti to ever be sold. The 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe was only built to four examples, one owned by Jean Bugatti. It came with an eight-cylinder engine which produced over 210 hp, the Type 57SC had a top speed of 123 mph. One of these four cars was sold at a whopping $40 million in a private auction. 

1. Ferrari 250 GTO

The more one says about this car, the less it seems. The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO is amongst the finest and most machines built and approved by sir Enzo Ferrari. During its two years of production, there were only 36 models ever built. It came with a powerful V12 engine which produced 300 horsepower. The GTO was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds. One of these rare cars was sold for over a whopping $70 million in a private auction and is a very special car in Lauren’s Garage. 

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