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Ron Pratte Car Collection

Before I get to the car collection, I am sure you all want to know who is Ron Pratte. If there is one word that defines Mr Pratte (sometimes misspelled as Pratt), it is secretive. He is not only tight lipped about his plans, visions, ideas etc but also his actions. Quite a private man he is.

Ron Pratte is a resident of Chandler, Arizona, and he is the submitter of the $5 million winning bid for Carroll Shelby’s Supersnake Cobra. Much to the chagrin of the media, he has never without fail refused all kinds of press briefings and interviews.

Ron is a man who knows what he wants and sure knows all the means to fulfill his wants. Ron is the brains behinds the Pratte Development Company, Inc., which builds one of the nations largest wood framing and concrete foundation companies. To top it off, he has his business located in one of the fastest growing areas of the country.

Most of the other car aficionados know Ron Pratte from his last years purchase of Futurliner bus (he brought it for over 4 million dollars) so he ain’t really a new comer on the Mustang and Shelby scene. It’s not for nothing he brought the first Shelby GT500 last year for over half a million dollars.

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One of my friends was lucky enough to catch Ron Pratte at the Barrett Jackson auction and saw the sale of the legendary Supersnake Cobra. Many were astonished because like my friend, many had never seen or heard of this quiet American (Ron Pratte) before. But if there is one word that described him, it was the sum of laid back, cool, and smart.

By now of course we know that Ron has a penchant for rare automobiles and is particular about his privacy. I don’t find that hard to respect. Considering that Ron is a self made man and built his empire from grounds up. At this time, I think most of the fans would agree that they hope Ron’s car collection is kept in a fire and weather proof climate controlled building with a Fort Knox like security. We certainly don’t want to lose those American jewels, Mr Pratte.

Ron Pratte Car Collection Photos

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    98 Responses to “Ron Pratte Car Collection”

    1. Damien says:

      the best collection in my view. He should throw it open to the public. these cars were not built to be hidden inside a room of a private collector. such objects of art belong to the public…damn it!

    2. Jack says:

      What is your address and hours? Jack Anderson Tucson Tractor.

    3. Steve Brown says:

      Ron When can we see your collection ? S Brown



    4. petia strashilova says:

      Thank you for showing us yoor impressive and exclusive automobile collection. I am intrigued by your motivation for success.

    5. Debra says:

      hello: my name is Debra Carpenter. You spent your Thanksgiving holiday w/ sister Tina, and her friend, Jim. I have studied your very fine car collection and I am in awe. I have a 1973 Charger. You want it for your fine collection? LOL. Tina says she had the time of her life. You wouldn’t happen to have a GTO in that collection of your? would you?

    6. peter lamboo says:

      You tell him Jay.

    7. Lester D. Self says:

      Ron, I would realy like to meet you and just chat about your ,has to be, marvelous Automobile Collection.I am,don’t want to say envious,that’s not right to feel that way but,I am very proud of a self made person as yourself to be able to do the things you do around the Automobile. I just watched you(Fri-8;15 PM or so) get the winning bid on that black with red stripes Mustang,and just to say congrats. to you would be an honor. If you are ever around Tn. look me up, by the way is your collection ever going to be oped to the public? if so man what a privelege it would be to see.Thanks for your time and may god bless……..LLes

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      Your work for charities will be rewarded in heaven.

    9. June says:

      I am watching the Barrett Jackson live, collectors auction. Ron, you are an amazing man, to give so much to those in need. I saw the car you purchased for two hundred thousand and donated it back, it generated four hundred thousand to purchase wheel chairs…Again you are amazing! I one day hope to attend the Barrett Jackson Auctions in person. I hope that I could be lucky enough to meet you at one. June

    10. Jim Fleming says:

      Mr. Pratte, At this time, when it appears that most people are only interested in filling their own pockets it is very refreshing to see someone who is willing to help so many who can not help themselves. God bless you sir.

    11. Peter Sawler says:

      After what I’ve witnessed from watching Ron on Barrett Jackson the last few years, I believe this man is every since of the word a “True Hero”. Thank you Ron, the world needs more like you!

    12. Wayne Watson says:

      You got the buy of the Auction with JF’s 56 Chrysler one off wagon. Hope one day you’ll let a camera crew in so we can all see the best collection in the country.

    13. J W says:

      Mr Pratte, I really enjoy watching you at the Barrett Jackson Auctions. Your the second king of cool after Steve Mcqueen. J W Cinti, Oh

    14. Lee Copher says:

      Ron, I am trying to get a hold of you. I may have something you may like. I work with you at Del Webb in Las Vegas Nv. I did the handrails out there.You can email me at

    15. Cara says:

      Mr. Pratte, or representative. I am the owner of camaro vin # 123377N100001. I would be more than happy to fax, email or mail you pictures of the car with the vin #. If you are interested. Thanks, Cara

    16. Greg McGrath says:

      hi i was just wondering where rons collection was and how i could possibly get a tour for my father and i.. he would keel over im sure if he saw it. thank you.

    17. Alan Sirey says:

      Ron – we just wanted to say how amazing it is to know there are people like you who use their good fortune and gives back. We’re watching the Barrett Jackson in LV and saw the car you just purchased without hesitation. God bless you Mr. Pratte.

    18. Tracey Beverley says:

      Ron: My 12 year old daughter just loves watching you. Everything is about you in her world. Her grandfather left her a 1926 REO T-6 Sedan. She takes it to car shows and loves on it before school by cleaning it of dust. I was wondering if by chance you can send her a picture of yourself signed by you? It would make her world.

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