Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Rumoured To Have Sold For An Astonishing R2.2 Billion ($142m)

We assumed it would acquire a really very long time for a motor vehicle value tag to overtake the $70 million Ferrari 250 GTO from 2018 but if rumours are legitimate, it is about to be obliterated.

The people around at Hagerty Uk assert to have many resources stating that Mercedes lately offered a single of the notorious 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes.

Just two of these have been created just after Mercedes exited the racing scene in 1955. They earned the name Uhlenhaut coupe immediately after the head of the automaker’s take a look at section, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, started off employing a person as his organization motor vehicle. In brief, it was basically a road-legal race automobile.

The pair have remained below the care of the producer and have been regarded as the most important automobiles in the earth.

In accordance to Hagerty, anyone managed to persuade Mercedes to component with a person before this month when a select amount of vehicle collectors ended up invited to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an event.

At this stage, it is not regarded if the sale was done auction-type but it is currently being noted that the automobile bought for a staggering $142 million (approx. R2.2 billion). If this is correct, this doubles the preceding history of the Ferrari 250 GTO which is only outrageous.

Rumours abound as to the identity of the purchaser, with some suggesting it is a perfectly-recognised figure from Britain’s automotive business and a prolonged-standing collector of specialist cars and trucks.