Media

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.

01
1.

Fred Simeone

Most interesting piece
1937 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…

02
2.

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…

03
3.

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.

04
4.

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…

05
5.

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…

06
6.

Peter Mullin

Most interesting piece
1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic

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…

07
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…

08
8.

John Mozart

Most interesting piece
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

John Mozart is an American entrepreneur who successfully sold his first business to an international business leader in the same field to focus on real estate. Passionate about classic cars and everything else related to the automotive sector, John began his own collection many years ago. Today this stunning lineup of aerodynamic sports cars and racing vehicles as…

09
9.

Albert Spiess

Most interesting piece
1967 Lamborghini Marzal

Over the past 40 years Albert Spiess has quietly amassed one of the most spectacular collections of automobiles in the world. Collecting was originally a spare time activity, since Albert was also busy managing his family business, which in time has become an international name. His collection consists of prototypes, concept cars, one-off vehicles, and limited-edition models crafted by the most famous designers and manufacturers. He nurtures a particular love for…

10
10.

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 …

  • 11.William "Chip" Connor
  • 12.Jon A. Shirley
  • 13.Anne Lee
  • 14.Anthony Wang
  • 15.Les Wexner
  • 16.Bruce McCaw
  • 17.Jack Nethercutt
  • 18.Sir Michael Kadoorie
  • 19.John McCaw Jr.
  • 20.Bruce Meyer
  • 21.Tom Price
  • 22.Anthony P. Bamford
  • 23.Harry Yeaggy
  • 24.Corrado Lopresto
  • 25.Charles E. Nearburg
  • 26.Nick Mason
  • 27.David Sydorick
  • 28.Lawrence Stroll
  • 29.Peter Sachs
  • 30.Craig McCaw
  • 31.Ed Davies
  • 32.Oscar Davis
  • 33.Andreas Mohringer
  • 34.Giorgio Perfetti
  • 35.Carlos Monteverde
  • 36.Bernie Ecclestone
  • 37.Robert Ingram
  • 38.David MacNeil
  • 39.Peter Kalikow
  • 40.William "Bill" Pope
  • 41.A. Dano Davis
  • 42.Friedhelm Loh
  • 43.Sam Mann
  • 44.Jim Patterson
  • 45.Shiro Kosaka
  • 46.Bob Bahre
  • 47.Joseph Cassini
  • 48.Chris Cox
  • 49.Robert Bishop
  • 50.Mario Righini
  • 51.Jay Leno
  • 52.Brian Ross
  • 53.Brandon Wang
  • 54.Roger Willbanks
  • 55.Carlo Voegele
  • 56.Johann Peter Rupert
  • 57.Stieger Family
  • 58.Gregory Whitten
  • 59.Lee Harrington
  • 60.Andrew Pisker
  • 61.John Bookout
  • 62.Matteo Panini
  • 63.Antonius Meijer
  • 64.Paul Vestey
  • 65.Jim Glickenhaus
  • 66.Ray Scherr
  • 67.Giuseppe Lucchini
  • 68.Silvia Nicolis
  • 69.J. Willard Marriott Jr.
  • 70.Larry H. Miller
  • 71.Jack Croul
  • 72.James Jaeger
  • 73.William Lyon
  • 74.Timm Bergold
  • 75.Cameron Healy
  • 76.Roland D'Ieteren
  • 77.Richard Workman
  • 78.Michael Leventhal
  • 79.Martin Viessmann
  • 80.Fritz Kaiser
  • 81.Nicola Bulgari
  • 82.Joseph M. Barone
  • 83.Larry Carter
  • 84.Charles Wegner
  • 85.Hartmut Ibing
  • 86.Jean Pierre Slavic
  • 87.Daniel Sielecki
  • 88.Donald Murray
  • 89.Wolfgang Friedrichs
  • 90.Roald Goethe
  • 91.Axel Marx
  • 92.Curtis Gordinier
  • 93.Christophe d'Ansembourg
  • 94.Jan De Reu
  • 95.Bernard Carl
  • 96.Guy Berryman
  • 97.Arnold Meier
  • 98.Andreas Pohl
  • 99.Martin Gruss
  • 100.Jack E. Thomas