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The Garage: Ralph Lauren’s Private Collection

Featured in the January issue of Vanity Fair, Photographer Paul Goldberger captures never before seen images of Ralph Lauren’s remarkable car collection, and the equally beautiful building they are housed in.

A 1965 Ferrari P2/3.

Described as having a museum like quality- the collection consist of 60+ cars, including a 1965 Ferrari P2/3 (pictured above) and a Bugatti Veyron.

From left: 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK ?Count Trossi? roadster, a 1931 Alfa Romeo Monza, a 1934 Bugatti Type 59, a 1938 Alfa Romeo 2.9 Mille Miglia Spyder, and a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe.

Architect Charles Gwathmey and Alfredo Paredes (vice president of design at Polo) turned an abandoned warehouse into a beautifully designed showroom for Mr. Lauren’s 4 wheeled masterpieces. In case you were wondering..this unmarked, unassuming compound in upstate New York is called D.A.D. Lauren chose this ambiguous name to represent his three children; David, Andrew and Dylan. Walls of glass, black floors, exposed ceilings, and modern furniture is in complete juxtaposition when compared to the classic American styling usually found in Mr. Lifshitz’s clothing (Lifshitz..Ralph Lifshitz is his real name ).

In the foreground, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing. (2) A 1955 Morgan +4 Drop Head Coupe.

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