Ralph Lauren is best known for his fashion designs and lines, but in the classic car world he is also known as an avid collectors of some fine specimens of beautiful automobiles. During the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection these vintage cars are shown to the public for the first time. I’m very jealous of the man in the cars department.

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A Jaguar XK120 Roadster 1950 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A dashboard of a Jaguar XK120 Roadster 1950 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza, 1931 (bottom) and an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia, 1938 (top) vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A Ferrari 250 LM, 1964, vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A detail of a Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A man takes a picture of a Mercedez-Benz 300SL 'Papillon', 1955, vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A Dunlop wheel rim of a Jaguar XKD 1955 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The logo of a Mercedes Benz SSK 'Comte Trossi' 1930 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Detail of a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

An Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The logo of a Porsche vintage car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A detail of a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A visitor looks at a Mercedes-Benz SSK 'Comte Trossi' 1930 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A visitor pictures a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at a Bentley 'Blower' 1929 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at a Bugatti 57 S(C) Atlantic 1938 vintage sport car during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

Visitors look at vintage sports cars during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The logo of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The dashboard of a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1958 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The logo of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1931 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The logo of an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza 1931 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

A detail of a Bugatti 59 Grand Prix 1933 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ralph Lauren Classic Car Collection

The logo of a Jaguar XKSS 1958 vintage sport car is seen during the press day of the exhibition The Art of the Automobile, Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection at Les Arts Decoratifs Museum in Paris April 27, 2011. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 28, presents a selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to the present day and outlines the main phases of the European automobile history. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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