July 7, 2022

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz, a single of solely two this type of variations in existence, was auctioned off earlier this thirty day interval for a whopping 135 million euros ($143 million), making it the world’s most dear automotive at any time supplied, RM Sotheby’s introduced Thursday.

“A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955 has been supplied at public sale for a historical past promoting value of €135,000,000 to a non-public collector,” the standard motorcar public sale enterprise claimed in a assertion.

The automotive purchased for just about triple the previous file, which was established in 2018 by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that fetched about 48 million bucks.

The invitation-only public sale took space on Could 5 on the MercedesBenz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the public sale residence talked about.

The car is a single of simply two prototypes constructed by the Mercedes-Benz racing workplace and is known as after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, in accordance to RM Sotheby’s.

“The private shopper has agreed that the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe will stay out there for normal public show on particular conditions, when the 2nd authentic 300 SLR Coupe stays in enterprise possession and can proceed to be proven on the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart,” the public sale enterprise further.

RM Sotheby’s acknowledged the proceeds from the public sale can be employed to determine a around the globe Mercedes-Benz Fund that may fund environmental science and decarbonisation evaluation.

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