Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rumoured To Have Sold For An Astonishing R2.2 Billion ($142m)
We imagined it would acquire a very prolonged time for a car or truck price tag tag to overtake the $70 million Ferrari 250 GTO from 2018 but if rumours are correct, it is about to be obliterated.
The individuals above at Hagerty British isles assert to have multiple sources stating that Mercedes just lately offered 1 of the infamous 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes.
Just two of these ended up built after Mercedes exited the racing scene in 1955. They attained the name Uhlenhaut coupe following the head of the automaker’s check division, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, commenced making use of one as his firm auto. In small, it was effectively a street-lawful race car.
The pair have remained less than the care of the company and have been regarded as the most worthwhile vehicles in the entire world.
According to Hagerty, an individual managed to convince Mercedes to aspect with a single before this month when a decide on quantity of vehicle collectors were being invited to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an event.
At this stage, it is not regarded if the sale was performed auction-type but it is remaining reported that the car or truck marketed for a staggering $142 million (approx. R2.2 billion). If this is legitimate, this doubles the former record of the Ferrari 250 GTO which is basically outrageous.
Rumours abound as to the id of the customer, with some suggesting it is a nicely-identified determine from Britain’s automotive business and a extensive-standing collector of expert vehicles.