The ultimate joy ride for luxury vehicle enthusiasts

Ralph Lauren is a boutique designer that started his career by sewing neckties in his small rental located in the Empire State Building. Shortly after, his fashion lines were being sold in stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s. Now, the 78-year-old has a net worth of around $6.2 billion. One of his first and strongest passions in life, aside from designing clothing, is collecting cars. He began collecting shortly after his fashion line took off. He currently owns around 70 vehicles, valued at about $300 million, according to Forbes. It is believed that his car collection is among his most valuable assets, aside from his shares in the company he founded.

Old School Rides

Lauren has a great mixture of older, vintage automobiles and new-age vehicles. Here are some of his best old school rides:

1929 Birkin Blower Bentley

This 4.5-liter classic racecar was driven at the world’s oldest car race in 1930, 1932, and 1933. That car race was The 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1955 Jaguar XKD Long-Nose

One of only ten ever built, this luxury Jaguar is said to be the fastest racecar of the 1950’s. It could reach more than 190 miles per hour.

Bugatti 57SC Atlantic of 1938

This gem is rumored to be Lauren’s most prized possession. It has an aerolithe body and runs on a 3.3-liter, supercharged engine. Remarkably, it is one of only two in existence. Rumor has it, if Lauren were to ever sell this ride, it would be valued at more than $50 million. It won Best in Show at the 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d-Elegance and the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

New School Flavor

Don’t worry millennials, Ralph has plenty of new school flavor to keep you intrigued. Here are a couple of his best new-age vehicles:

2006 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Lauren’s Bugatti Veyron is one of 30 world record holding super sport vehicles in the world. Rumor has it that Lauren owns one of the five specially-produced world record editions, which would mean that he owns one of only two known to exist in the United States.

2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Super Veloce

Although there were supposed to be 350 of these luxury sports cars produced, only 186 were actually built. Lauren’s version is a black-on-black model that resembles something straight out of Batman.