Vanity Fair gets an inside look at designer Ralph Lauren’s private garage / museum housing his incredible car collection in its new issue.
Lauren recently renovated a former car dealership’s storage facility near his lavish Westchester, NY estate to house the amazing automotive assemblage, which contains examples of the world’s most valuable cars.
Shown above is his Ferrari room, dominated by a rare 1958 Testa Rossa. The eye-popping collection of 60-plus vehicles, arranged like a high-end art gallery, are all kept registered and ready to drive anytime the designer feels like going for a spin.
The collection includes a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic worth an estimated $40 million alone – the world’s most expensive car – 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix, a 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia roadster, the world’s only 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi” roadster, a 1957 Jaguar XKSS, a McLaren F1, a 1929 “Blower” Bentley, a Ferrari 250 GT, and the only Lamborghini Reventon Roadster in the U.S.
All of them have been maintained carefully since new, or restored to perfection – and “sometimes beyond perfection,” the magazine notes, as some have been painted in colors that the billionaire designer preferred to the original.