“I’ve always admired timelessness, and some of the cars that I have started to collect have that message of timeless beauty.”
Ralph Lauren is a real connoisseur of cars and specialises in ultra-rare vintage models. His collection is not one of the biggest but one of the world’s greatest. His private collection is home to some unique cars which include one of five McLaren F1LMs, one of the first supercharged Bentley’s ever created, and two Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa’s (asking price, $10 million each).
From Ralph Lauren:
“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. 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. How these cars are put together, the purposefulness with which they were created, in every detail – the engine, the mechanics, the outside ornamentation, the design of the wheels, the whole spirit – is very, very exciting. And on top of that you have the men who created these cars, Mr. Porsche, Mr. Bugatti, Mr. Ferrari, and their backgrounds, their heritages, their fascinating histories, their reasons for driving and building these cars – I find it all very stimulating.”