Famous Car Collector Ron Pratte Auctioning off Entire Collection
If you spend enough time following classic car auctions and watching them on TV, there are a few names that become very relevant to the hobby. Ron Pratte is one of those names. He is the man in the front row that drops big money on some of the rarest and most collectable classic cars. And he is now selling off his entire massive collection.
As the founder and former CEO of Pratte Development company, Ron Pratte has an estimated net worth of $350 million. Every guy needs a hobby, and the very wealth Pratte has taken to collecting cars. Occasionally, he has sold cars like these three which rolled across the block in 2012:
Pratte has been known as the guy who spends big, starting with buying 52 vehicles at the 2003 Scottsdale auction. 52 cars! One man! He will also go for the rare and the strange. In 2006 he spent $4.1 million on a GM Futurliner, and a year later, he dropped $5.5 million on the last 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake.
Barrett-Jackson has not released the full inventory yet, but we imagine it will read like a wish-list of cars– as well as plenty we might not have even thought of! The entire Ron Pratte collection will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, January 10-18, 2015.
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