We thought it would acquire a pretty very long time for a vehicle price tag to overtake the $70 million Ferrari 250 GTO from 2018 but if rumours are accurate, it is about to be obliterated.
The folks over at Hagerty Uk assert to have numerous resources stating that Mercedes recently offered one particular of the infamous 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes.
Just two of these were being crafted just after Mercedes exited the racing scene in 1955. They attained the identify Uhlenhaut coupe right after the head of the automaker’s take a look at office, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, started utilizing one particular as his corporation vehicle. In limited, it was basically a street-lawful race auto.
The pair have remained underneath the care of the maker and have been regarded as the most beneficial vehicles in the earth.
In accordance to Hagerty, anyone managed to persuade Mercedes to portion with a person earlier this thirty day period when a pick selection of car or truck collectors ended up invited to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an party.
At this stage, it is not acknowledged if the sale was carried out auction-model but it is remaining reported that the motor vehicle offered for a staggering $142 million (approx. R2.2 billion). If this is legitimate, this doubles the prior file of the Ferrari 250 GTO which is just outrageous.
Rumours abound as to the identity of the customer, with some suggesting it is a nicely-identified figure from Britain’s automotive industry and a prolonged-standing collector of specialist automobiles.