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 Shelbyâ€™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.
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