Ralph Lauren’s Car Collection in Paris

From April 28th to August 28 2011, seventeen exceptional specimens from Ralph Lauren’s more than sixty rare cars will be on exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

The exhibit entitled “L’Art de l’automobile, chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ralph Lauren” offers a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from 1929 to present day .

Chosen by curator Rodolphe Rapetti, and put on display by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this collection outlines the main phases of European automobile history and is only the second such exhibit organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs since 1970 which puts the opportunity presented here into perspective.

With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows that the automobile is a major art form and features some of the industry’s biggest names like Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Porsche and of course, Ferrari, the high point of this unique collection.

I have provided the following complete list of cars on display to save you the time of searching the models on your own.

  • Bentley “Blower” 1929
  • Mercedes Benz SSK “Comte Trossi” 1930
  • Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1931
  • Bugatti 59 Grand Prix 1933
  • Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938
  • Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938
  • Jaguar XK120 Roadster 1950
  • Ferrari 375 Plus 1954
  • Jaguar XKD 1955
  • Mercedes Benz 300SL “Papillon” 1955
  • Porsche 550 Spyder 1955
  • Jaguar XKSS 1958
  • Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1958
  • Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SBW 1960
  • Ferrari 250 GTO 1962
  • Ferrari 250 LM 1964
  • Mc Laren F1 LM 1996

 

 

Joseph Fields