Mercedes of 1955 sold for 2.2 billion rubles, the most expensive car in the world: RM Sotheby’s

The car was sold almost three times more than the previous record set in the 2018 Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 model, which cost more than $ 48 million (76.2 million rubles).

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was sold at auction on May 5, 2022 for Rs 2.2 billion. Photo: @ rmsothebys / Twitter

LONDON – The 1955 Mercedes-Benz, one of two existing versions, was sold at auction earlier this month for a whopping 135 million euros (2.2 billion R), making it the most expensive car in the world when- either sold, Roth Sotheby’s announced Thursday. .

“The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe of 1955 was sold at auction for a record price of 135,000,000 euros to a private collector,” the classic car auction company said in a statement.

The car sold almost three times more than the previous record set in the 2018 Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 model year, which cost more than $ 48 million (76 million rubles).

The auction by invitation took place on May 5 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the auction house said.

The car is one of two prototypes built by the Mercedes-Benz racing division, and is named after its creator and chief engineer Rudolf Uhlengaut, according to RM Sotheby’s.

“A private buyer has agreed that the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe will remain available for public display on special occasions, while the second original 300 SLR Coupe remains the property of the company and will continue to be on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart,” the auction company added.

RM Sotheby’s said the proceeds from the auction will go to create a global Mercedes-Benz fund that will fund environmental science and decarbonisation research.

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