Ralph Lauren Car Collection A Work Of Art
The American designer has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Bronx, New York. Originally named Ralph Lifshitz he explained to Oprah Winfrey “My given name has the word ‘shit’ in it” so the change to Lauren.
The Polo Ralph Lauren fashion designer has become well known for his collection of rare automobiles, some of which have been displayed in museum exhibits. As of September 2012, Forbes estimates his wealth at $6.5 billion dollars, which makes Ralph Lauren the 162nd richest person in the world.
The designer is well known as a collector of automobiles, some of the cars featured in the Ralph Lauren car collection are extremely rare. A large portion of his over 70 automobiles are held in his estate in Katonah, New York.
Ralph Lauren owns a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, two Ferrari 250 Testa Rossas, three 1996 McLaren F1s (one of them an ultra-rare F1 LM), a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, a 1929 Blower Bentley, one Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, a Porsche 997 GT3 RS, a Bugatti Veyron, a 1930 Mercedes-Benz CountTrossi SSK (aka “The Black Prince”) a 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Mille Miglia., a Lamborghini Reventón and the rare Reventón Roadster.
The Ralph Lauren Car Collection has won “best in show” at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance multiple times. In 2005 his collection was displayed atBoston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Seventeen cars from his collection were exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in 2011.
Polo Ralph Lauren is the corporation’s flagship brand. Ralph Lauren Corporation also manages several other brands, including Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Chaps.
Ralph Lauren Corporation’s headquarters are in the Upper East Side of New York City.
See the Ralph Lauren car collection in photos posted below.
Ralph Lauren Car Collection Photos
Photography by Michael Furman ( Ralph Lauren Car Collection )