Ralph Lauren Car Collection (Part 2)
This is part 2 of Ralph Lauren Car Collection, to see part 1, go to 17 Cool Cars from Ralph Lauren Car Collection. In first part of the rare car collection, we have seen 1938 Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic, 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK “Count Trossi”, Ferrari 375 Plus and some other sporadic automobiles. Check out the rest of the car here and you will know why Ralph Lauren is well-known as a top car collector around the world.
11. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
Giotto Bizzarrini and Sergio Scaglietti are the designers of the renowned Ferrari 250 GTO. Only 39 were produced in between 1962 and 1964. Under the red hood, it features a Tipo 3.0-liter V12 engine producing approximately 300 horsepower. As for the top speed, the Ferrari 250 GTO is capable to accelerate from 0 to 280 kph. It is a very reliable sports car made by Ferrari. It is also one of the most expensive cars of all time.
12. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM
The 250 LM (standing for “Berlinettta Le Mans”) is another red Ferrari found in Ralph Lauren Car Collection. Thanks to its V12 engine that fed by 6 carburettors, it is able to propel up to 295 kph. The Ferrari 250 LM is also fitted with a 5-speed gearbox. Just like the Ferrari 250 GTO, it is designed by Scaglietti. Only 32 of Ferrari 250 LM were produced. At a 2008 auction, a Ferrari 250 LM secured a price tag of $6.9 million.
13. 1950 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
The Jaguar XK120 Roadster is a sports car build by Jaguar that in between 1948 and 1954. The “120” in the name referred to the car’s top speed at 120 mph (193 kph). It is a straight 6 cylinder 3.5-liter engine with twin overhead camshafts giving 180 CV. There were 12,055 Jaguar XK120 were made but Ralph Lauren’s model is only limited to 6 in this world as it has aluminium bodywork.
14. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”
Whoever loves cars will know the 300 SL “Gullwing”. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” has a pair of distinctive doors. This supercar is equipped with a Mercedes-Benz straight 6 cylinder 3.0-liter engine pumping 222 horspower. It is the first-ever production car with fuel-injection system and also the world’s fastest top speed car of its time. The top speed? 260 km/h (161 mph) in 1950s.
15. 1958 Jaguar XKSS
The 1958 Jaguar XKSS found in Ralph Lauren Car Collection is in silver. If you do notice, most of the Ralph Lauren’s cars is either in red or silver. Most important, most of them has magnificent victories in Le Mans 24 Hours or other racing events. Speaking about the power of this 1958 Jaguar XKSS, it uses a straight 6-cylinder 3.4-liter engine pumping 250 CV with an approximate top speed of 250 kph.
16. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB
The Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB has a shorter wheelbase compared to the 250 GT version. It is equipped with disk brakes and a 276-horsepower engine. The car combines low weight, high power, and superb suspension. Without doubt, the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB is one of the greatest Ferraris of all time. Only 176 examples were built and Ralph Lauren’s car was the 31st example.
17. 1996 McLaren F1 LM
The one-seat McLaren F1 LM (LM standing for “Le Mans”) is the newest car among 17 cool cars from Ralph Lauren car collection. Without surprise, it is the fastest as it is equipped with a powerful V12 6.1-liter engine from BMW pumping 691 CV. From 0 to 131 kph, it takes only 5.9 seconds. Ralph Lauren’s 1996 McLaren F1 LM is painted in Papaya orange color. Again, there is only 5 McLaren F1 LM were produced so not everyone who has load of cash stand a chance to own it.
Ralph Lauren and his car collection
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