Inside the extraordinary car collection of Romanian billionaire who forgot he owned a Ferrari F40

It comprises 300+ vehicles, including 150 cars
  • The Țiriac Collection is one of the largest privately owned car collections in the world
  • Ion Țiriac owns cars from nearly every brand you can think of
  • He even owns an actual Formula 1 car

Published on May 15, 2024 at 12:15PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on May 16, 2024 at 11:10AM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

Romanian billionaire Ion Țiriac owns over 300 motorcycles and cars.

From vintage cars to more modern rarities, we don’t even know where to start.

The collection also includes some incredible cars people may have never heard of.

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Even though each vehicle in the collection is privately owned by Ion Țiriac himself, the cars all live inside the halls of the Țiriac Museum, which anybody can visit.

This is easily one of the most impressive privately owned collections in the world.

We’d go as far as to say this is enough to rival the Rainbow Sheikh’s car collection, and that’s saying something.

The collection is so vast Mr Țiriac (pictured below, right) doesn’t even remember what cars he actually owns.

A few days ago, Țiriac went viral after admitting he’d totally forgotten he also owned a Ferrari F40.

Located in Otopeni, north of the capital Bucharest, the collection comprises 300+ vehicles, including 150 cars.

As you can imagine, Mr Țiriac owns a variety of rare vintage Astons, including a 1976 Lagonda, classic Alfas such as the Montreal Coupe, and the 1957 1900C Super Sprint Coupe.

He owns a (very) long list of Bentleys from the 1950s and 1960s, several Cadillac Eldorado models, and just about any Corvette model you can think of, including a 1988 Challenge Race Car.

And of course, there’s a long list of Ferraris, including the F40 he forgot about.

Let’s put it this way, the collection includes vehicles from just about every car brand you can think of and, interestingly, a lot of vehicles made by brands some may not be familiar with.

He owns a Jensen Interceptor, which always comes up in the conversations about the cars with the coolest names, a Morgan Aero 8 and, this is probably the most impressive one, an actual F1-winning Red Bull single-seater race car.

With so many cars at his disposal, I guess we can see why he forgot about the F40.

If you ever fancy seeing the whole collection, you can find out more information here.

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