Ralph Lauren certainly hasn’t been shy about making his presence known in the fashion industry. What’s lesser known, however, is the famed designer’s love of classic cars, as well as the staggering number of cars that he’s accumulated over the decades.
Putting it bluntly, his garage consists of some of the greatest cars ever built and the star of Ralph Lauren’s car collection is a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, which is just one of four ever built by the legendary French manufacturer.
Out of the four, only three were ever sold to customers. Throughout the course of history, two of these cars ended up being destroyed, leaving only two examples left on the entire planet. For decades, this was considered to be the most valuable car in the entire world.
The other of the two remaining 57SC Atlantics changed hands in 2010, reportedly selling for $30-$40 million. However, according to Bugatti, that specific car lacked its original engine.
With Ralph Lauren’s car being a numbers-matching example, the only one in the world of its kind, the value could easily be considered catastrophically higher.
“I bought cars because I wanted to drive them, and all of a sudden, I have a collection.”, Lauren once stated in a 2017 interview.
Just taking one look at his tremendous collection, it’s obvious that the man is a dedicated gearhead. Seeing his cars as works of art, Ralph Lauren has accumulated some of the most historically significant cars in the entire world.