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The top 100 classic car collectors

Who are the world’s most significant car collectors? That’s the question we answer in The Key, which opens a window onto eight billion dollars’ worth of marvelous classic vehicles. We want to celebrate these passionate and successful individuals and honor their commitment to the well-being of the classic car community – today and tomorrow.

#1 Miles Collier

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Porsche

Top awards

2005 Amelia Island Best of Show – Sport
2013 RRDC’s
2012 Bob Akin Award

Most interesting piece

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Summary

Born into a true American car enthusiast’s family, Miles Collier grew up surrounded by cars. His father and his uncle introduced sports car racing to the United States and fostered Miles Collier’s passion for racing. Miles Collier …

#2 Fred Simeone

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Ferrari

Top awards

2007 The Quail Best of Show
2017 Octane Awards – Museum of the Year

Most interesting piece

1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A

Summary

Fred Simeone is a retired neurosurgeon, born in Pennsylvania, who fell in love with cars in his early childhood. His father was not only the one who aroused Simeone’s interest in cars, as he always went to junkyards with him, but also the one who gave him his  rst car a long time ago …

#3 Evert Louwman

Nationality

Dutch

Favorite brands

Lancia, Lagonda, Jaguar

Top awards

2012 Paleis Het Loo Best of Show
2004 Paleis Het Loo Best of Show

Most interesting piece

1953 Lancia D23 Spider Pininfarina

Summary

Evert Louwman grew with a father working in the car branch and later on took over his business. His father founded a car dealership company and later on started to collect classic cars as well. Evert Louwman carried on to collect cars and expanded the grandiose collection of his father. The most important cars, European and international, are part of the collection …

#4 Peter Mullin

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Bugatti, Delahaye

Top awards

2018 Peninsula Best of the Best Award
2011 Pebble Beach Best of Show

Most interesting piece

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

Summary

Peter W. Mullin is an American businessman and philanthropist. He successfully founded a company and serves as its chairman. His affinity for cars, especially French cars, started long before his business career, namely when his neighbour brought …

#5 Ralph Lauren

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Ferrari, Bugatti

Top awards

1990 Pebble Beach Best of Show
1993 Pebble Beach Best of Show

Most interesting piece

1930 Mercedes Benz SSK “Count Trossi”

Summary

It is almost impossible not to know the name Ralph Lauren. Whether you know him as a prestigious fashion designer and successful businessman or as ardent classic car collector, Lauren is in both fields a man you cannot get around. When you look at the magnificent cars of …

#6 Arturo Keller

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz

Top awards

2007 Best of Show Villa Erba
2008 Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este

Most interesting piece

1930 Mercedes Benz SS Erdmann & Rossi

Summary

“I can say it, because he is a modest person, but of private collections in the world, Arturo’s is probably among the top three,” says Kadoorie. “Ask anybody who has been to it.” A highly reserved and private person who does like the spotlight, Arturo Keller is probably one of the key figures in the world of classic car collectors. His collection is extremely private and not open to the public

#7 Larry Auriana

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo

Top awards

2014 IAC Business and Culture Award
2017 Most Historically Significant Post-War Race Car Amelia Island

Most interesting piece

1929 Maserati V4 Sport 16 Cylinder Zagato

Summary

Larry Auriana worked as financial specialist and held various executive positions during his work career. The only thing more interesting than Larry Auriana’s career is his passion for classic cars. Auriana acquired his first car at the gentle age of 12 and nowadays he owns probably the most important Maserati collection worldwide …

#8 Samuel Robson Walton

Nationality

American

Favorite brands

Ferrari, Maserati

Top awards

1998 Designer’s Choice Trophy Meadow Brook Concours
2018 Peninsula Best of the Best Award

Most interesting piece

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Summary

Sam Walton is a business man of American origin and renowned car collector. He was the Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015, the largest retailer in the world. His collection focuses on the greatest 1950s and 60s sport and racing cars. As he loves racing on track, he amassed a spectacular collection of, mostly, Ferraris, Maseratis and Porsches

#9 Albert Spiess

Nationality

Swiss

Favorite brands

Lamborghini, Aston Martin

Top awards

2014 Villa d’Este Best of Show
2017 Best of the Best Lamborghini Concorso Neuchatel

Most interesting piece

1967 Lamborghini Marzal

Summary

Always acting behind the scenes, Albert Spies has amassed during the past 40 years one of the most spectacular collections of Automobiles in the World. Apart from managing successfully his family business, making it internationally known, Albert collected cars during his spare time. His collection is made of prototypes, concept cars, one-off and limited-edition models crafted by the most famous designers and manufacturers.

#10 Anthony Wang

Nationality

American / Chinese

Favorite brands

Ferrari

Top awards

1991 First in Class FCA National Concours Washington

Most interesting piece

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Summary

Anthony “Tony” Wang is the former president of Computer Associates International Inc, also known as CA Technologies. CA Technologies was founded by Anythony’s brother Charles Wang in 1976. Today it is one of the largest independent software companies in the world. CA Tech was the first software company in the world to achieve $1 billion in annual sales. The Wangs were both born in Shanghai in the early 1940s at a time when the city was under Japanese occupation …

 

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