Special Report

The Most Outrageous Car Collections in the World

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16. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani
> Primary country of residence: India
> Notable vehicles: Various Bentleys, Maybachs, Bugattis, Mercedes Benz

Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is a Yemeni-born Indian businessman. One of the richest men in the world, he has a collection estimated at 168 cars.

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17. Nick Mason
> Primary country of residence: England
> Notable vehicles: Bugatti T35, Aston Martin LM18, Ferrari 213 T3

Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, is also one of the world’s foremost car collectors. He owns an estimated 40 cars — his favorite of which is said to be a Birdcage Maserati.

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18. Patrick Dempsey
> Primary country of residence: United States
> Notable vehicles: 1963 Porsche 356, 1972 Jaguar E Type V-12 Convertible, 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE, Ferrari Daytona

Grey’s Anatomy Actor Patrick Dempsey has owned up to 10 cars, many of them classic and vintage. While his collection may not be as vast as some others on this list, he believes in driving all of them — also unlike some other auto-enthusiasts on this list. Dempsey also races professionally.

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19. Rainier III, Prince of Monaco
> Primary country of residence: Monaco

Before his death in 2005, Prince Rainier III had one of the largest car collections in the world. Today, his collection of over 100 cars is stored in a 5,000 square meter facility on the Terrasses de Fontvieille that is open to the public. In addition to some rare classics and powerful racing cars, the collection includes the Lexus used to chauffer the current prince, Albert II, and his bride at their 2011 wedding.

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20. Ralph Lauren
> Primary country of residence: United States
> Notable vehicles: Various Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Jaguars

Fashion icon Ralph Lauren stores his collection of over 60 cars (nearly all of which are red) in a garage called D.A.D. — an acronym of his children’s names: David, Andrew, and Dylan.