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TCCT’s Ranking

Every year The Key publishes the ranking of the top 100 collectors in the Classic Cars world. Beyond the value of the owner's collection, the ranking also considers additional relevant parameters.

Discover here below, the first 10.

1.

Evert Louwman

Most interesting piece
1953 Lancia D23 Spider Pininfarina

Evert Louwman’s father was professionally involved in the automobile sector, founding a car dealership and later collecting classic cars as well. When Evert took over the business, he expanded the collection, his chosen automobiles including the most important European and international cars. A singular feature of the collection is the fact that almost all the vehicles are preserved in original condition.

2.

Arturo Keller

Most interesting piece
1930 Mercedes Benz SS Erdmann & Rossi

“He wouldn’t say this because he’s a modest person, but I can assure you that Arturo’s is probably among the top three private collections in the world,” declares Michael Kadoorie. “Ask anybody who has seen it.” Arturo Keller is indeed a highly reserved, private man who shuns the spotlight, probably one of the key figures in the world of classic car collectors. His collection…

3.

Ralph Lauren

Most interesting piece
1930 Merceds Benz SSK Count Trossi

Ralph Lauren is not only a world-class fashion designer and successful businessman, but also an ardent classic car collector. “Cars say as much about you as your clothes do,” he declares. “For me, they are like artworks crafted not only for speed but also for style and beauty.” The broad spectrum of remarkable vehicles…

4.

Fred Simeone

Most interesting piece
937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A

Born in Pennsylvania, Fred Simeone is a retired neurosurgeon who fell in love with cars in early childhood. His father not only aroused his son’s interest in cars, taking him along on visits to promising junkyards, but also gave him his first car: an Alfa Romeo. An outstanding feature of Fred Simeone’s collection, probably the only one of its kind in the US, is the originality and preserved state of the cars…

5.

Miles Collier

Most interesting piece
1955 Jaguar D-type Longnose

Born into an American family of car enthusiasts, Miles Collier grew up in the automobile milieu. His father and his uncle introduced sports car racing to the United States. In the late 1980s he acquired the Cunningham Museum Collection, known today as the Collier Collection…

6.

William "Chip" Connor

Most interesting piece
1959 Ferrari 250 TR59/60 Fantuzzi Spyder

William E. “Chip” Connor II is a Japanese-born Hong Kong-based business man and classic car collector. His collection of over 100 automobiles ranges from those of the classic era to 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s sports/ racing cars.

7.

Samuel Robson Walton

Most interesting piece
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Sam Walton is an American businessman and renowned car collector. He was the Chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015, the largest retailer in the world. Passionately involved in racing on track, he has built up a collection featuring the greatest 1950s and 1960s sports and racing vehicles: mostly Ferraris, Maseratis, and Porsches…

8.

Anne Brockinton Lee

Most interesting piece
1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta Lusso

The extraordinary passion with which Anne Lee has given continuity to Robert Lee’s magnificent collection is extremely positive for the world of collecting. It shows that women can play a leading role at events and, at the same time, contribute towards the preservation of the heritage that is now in their hands.

9.

Lawrence Auriana

Most interesting piece
1929 Maserati V4 Sport 16 Cylinder Zagato

During his professional career, Lawrence Auriana worked as a financial specialist and held various executive positions. He acquired his first car at the tender age of 12, and today owns what is arguably the most important Maserati collection worldwide, including the only 16 cylinder Maserati ever built, as well as a number of amazing Alfa Romeos and Ferraris.

10.

Peter Mullin

Most interesting piece
1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

Peter W. Mullin is an ardent American businessman and philanthropist. His affinity for cars, in particular French cars from the Art Deco era, started long before his business career, when a neighbour brought home a Delage.