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The most beautiful cars in the world

Did you plan a trip to Paris in the next months or don’t you know where to spend your next holidays ? If so, choose Paris and spend a while at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris downtown, close to Louvre museum till August 28th.

Indeed, a dramatic cars collection is exposed as a temporary exhibition that features automobile as true art. Name of exhibition lets no doubt : “L’art de l’automobile”. Seventeen cars of American famous stylist and well-known car collector Ralph Lauren’s collection, amongst the most beautiful cars ever designed, celebrate automobile art in a wonderful scenery by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Ralph Lauren’s collection is famous not only for quantity of cars (around 70), but overall by quality and rarity of cars owned, many of them being famous race winners. You’ll be able to admire some iconic cars like a Mercedes 300 SL “Gullwing”, a Jaguar Type D or Porsche 550 Spyder. Five exceptionnal Ferraris of the collection, all red, are exposed : a 375 Plus (s/n 0398TF) from 1953, a 250 Testa Rossa “Pontoon” (s/n 0734TR), a Right Hand Drive 250 LM s/n 6321LM, a 250 GT Short Wheel Base berlinetta Competizione s/n 2035GT and a fantastic 250 GTO s/n 3987GT. Among other rarities exposed, one of the only four Bugatti SC Atlantic ever built will welcome you at the entrance of the exhibition, and you’ll be astonished by a gorgeous Jaguar XKSS and a dramatic one-off Mercedes SSK roadster.

Just don’t miss this impressive exhibition that will enable you, for the first time in Europe, to admire a large part of Ralph Lauren’s collection and overall what automobile industry has made of most beautiful and artistic production.

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Olivier Bidaud

Cars exhibited
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza (1931) s/n 2111043
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B (1938) s/n 412019
Bentley 4 ½ Litre “Blower” (1929) s/n HR3976
Bugatti 57 SC Atlantic (1938) s/n 57591
Bugatti Type 59 (1933) s/n 59122
Ferrari 375 Plus (1954) s/n 0398TF
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (1958) s/n 0734TR
Ferrari 250 GT SWB (1960) s/n 2035GT
Ferrari 250 LM (1964) s/n 6321
Ferrari 250 GTO (1962) s/n 3987GT
Jaguar Type D (1955) s/n XKD601
Jaguar XK 120 roadster (1950)
Jaguar XK SS (1958) s/n XKD533
Mac Laren F1 LM (1996) s/n LM3
Mercedes SSK “Count Trossi” (1930) s/n 36038
Mercedes 300 SL “Gullwing” (1955) s/n 5500386
Porsche 550 Spyder (1955) s/n 550-0061

Practical information
Where ?

Les Arts Décoratifs Museum
107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tel. : +331 44 55 57 50
Metropolitain : Palais-Royal, Pyramides ou Tuileries

When ?
from April 28th to August 28th
Tuesday to Sunday : 11h to 18h
Thursday : opened till 21h
Closed on Mondays

How much ?
9 € Entrance Fee

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