We considered it would consider a pretty prolonged time for a automobile price tag to overtake the $70 million Ferrari 250 GTO from 2018 but if rumours are legitimate, it is about to be obliterated.
The people more than at Hagerty Uk claim to have many resources stating that Mercedes recently marketed just one of the notorious 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes.
Just two of these have been designed right after Mercedes exited the racing scene in 1955. They earned the identify Uhlenhaut coupe after the head of the automaker’s test section, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, started employing 1 as his corporation car. In small, it was effectively a road-authorized race automobile.
The pair have remained beneath the care of the manufacturer and have been regarded as the most precious autos in the entire world.
In accordance to Hagerty, another person managed to influence Mercedes to component with a single before this thirty day period when a pick selection of car collectors had been invited to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an function.
At this stage, it is not identified if the sale was executed auction-design and style but it is staying claimed that the vehicle sold for a staggering $142 million (approx. R2.2 billion). If this is legitimate, this doubles the preceding report of the Ferrari 250 GTO which is merely outrageous.
Rumours abound as to the identity of the buyer, with some suggesting it is a nicely-known figure from Britain’s automotive field and a extensive-standing collector of expert cars.