Most expensive car Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sold for $142 million
One of two 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupes has sold for 135 million euros ($143 million at current trade rates)
making it the most costly vehicle ever, Mercedes expressed Thursday in an official statement.
The gullwing couple came from Mercedes' own assortment and was purchased by an anonymous gatherer at a closeout held at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on May 5
The deal was organized with assistance from sales management firm RM Sotheby's. Continues from the deal will go to the Mercedes-Benz Fund
which will give instructive and research grants in the space of natural science and decarbonization, the automaker said.
The couple is named for its maker, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the supervisor of Mercedes' dashing division in the years preceding and after World War II.
The astounding 300 SLR depended on the tremendously fruitful W 196 R Grand Prix vehicle which came out on top for two big showdowns in the possession of Juan Manuel Fangio
however with its motor augmented to 3.0 liters for sports vehicle dashing. The vehicle was equipped for 180mph
making it one of the quickest street legitimate vehicles to have at any point been made at that point.
The offer of the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe occurred on May 5 at a sale held at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart,
with RM Sotheby's functioning in close participation with Mercedes-Benz all through the whole interaction
Among the invitees were chosen Mercedes clients and "worldwide authorities of vehicles and
craftsmanship who share the corporate upsides of Mercedes-Benz," the closeout organization expressed.