We thought it would acquire a pretty very long time for a motor vehicle price tag to overtake the $70 million Ferrari 250 GTO from 2018 but if rumours are genuine, it is about to be obliterated.
The folks around at Hagerty United kingdom claim to have many resources stating that Mercedes not long ago offered one of the infamous 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes.
Just two of these were being developed immediately after Mercedes exited the racing scene in 1955. They gained the title Uhlenhaut coupe right after the head of the automaker’s check section, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, started off using 1 as his organization car. In shorter, it was in essence a road-authorized race vehicle.
The pair have remained beneath the treatment of the company and have been regarded as the most precious autos in the entire world.
In accordance to Hagerty, somebody managed to influence Mercedes to component with 1 earlier this month when a pick range of vehicle collectors were being invited to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an function.
At this phase, it is not recognized if the sale was conducted auction-model but it is remaining claimed that the car offered for a staggering $142 million (approx. R2.2 billion). If this is legitimate, this doubles the previous document of the Ferrari 250 GTO which is basically outrageous.
Rumours abound as to the identification of the purchaser, with some suggesting it is a well-regarded determine from Britain’s automotive market and a extended-standing collector of expert cars and trucks.