The file for the costliest automotive on the earth has now been shattered and that too for a superb trigger. RM Sotheby’s has offered one of many two hallowed 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupés to a non-public collector for a whopping $143 Million or 135 million EUR. The proceeds of which can go to a worldwide “Mercedes-Benz Fund” that can present academic and analysis scholarships within the areas of environmental science and decarbonization for younger folks.
This is likely one of the rarest vehicles on the earth with solely two in existence when it comes to the prototypes constructed by the Mercedes-Benz racing division. The identify 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe is known as after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut.
The 300 SLR was based mostly on the W 196 R Grand Prix automotive which received two World Championships within the fingers of Juan Manuel Fangio, however its engine was modified to three.0 liters for sports activities automotive racing. The automotive was able to 180 mph, making it one of many quickest road-legal vehicles to have ever been created on the time.
The sale of the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé befell on May fifth at an public sale held on the MercedesBenz Museum in Stuttgart. Among the invitees have been chosen Mercedes prospects and worldwide collectors of vehicles and artwork.
The profitable bid on the automotive was a stratospheric €135,000,000, thus making it essentially the most precious automotive ever offered and a value that exceeds the prevailing file by extra the €90,000,000. In what felt like a surreal expertise, the bidding opened at a value greater than the promoting value of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO offered by RM Sotheby’s in 2018, the automotive which beforehand ranked as essentially the most precious ever offered at public sale. The 300 SLR now sits within the prime ten most useful objects ever offered at public sale.
“We are proud that we can contribute with our historical collection to this initiative connecting the past with the future of engineering and decarbonization technology”, says Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Heritage. “The private buyer has agreed that the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé will remain accessible for public display on special occasions, while the second original 300 SLR Coupé remains in company ownership and will continue to be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.”