The renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is celebrating one the most celebrated personal car collections in the world-that of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren

Acting as a visual timeline of the evolution of European automobile design through the 20th Century, the cars on display—among them Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porsche and Ferrari—are among the most exceptional in the world and have been infrequently shown to the public. Each one, all created between the 1930s and the 1990s, stands as a masterpiece of both technological innovation and impeccable design.

"I've always loved machines that are the product of someone taking his passion for building and using it to create beautiful shapes or sounds that give pleasure." -Ralph Lauren


Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, 1958

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, 1931


Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1938

Bentley Blower, 1929


Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic, 1938

Bugatti 59 Grand Prix, 1933


Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, 1960

Ferrari 250 GTO, 1962


Ferrari 250 LM, 1964


Ferrari 375 Plus, 1954


Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950

Jaguar XKD, 1955

Jaguar XKSS, 1958


Mc Laren F1 LM, 1996


Mercedes Benz SSK Comte Trossi, 1930

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon, 1955


Mercedes-Benz SSK Comte Trossi, 1930


Porsche 550 Spyder, 1955


 I set myself a challenge, to pick only one car from this unbelievable collection. With an unlimited budget, the perfect car for me - the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon, 1955.


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Comment by Louise Brauteseth on May 22, 2011 at 21:24
Too difficult to choose

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