Mercedes-benz Crashes Record For Most Expensive Car Sold At $142m

Mercedes-Benz Crashes Record For Most Expensive Car Sold at $142m

Mercedes-Benz has sold a 1955 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for a record-breaking $142 million. The car broke the record of the most expensive car ever sold, previously held by the Ferrari 250 GTO. The car was sold during a closed auction invitation at the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart in collaboration with the auto auction company RM Sotheby’s.

It was the last race car Mercedes directly produced for nearly thirty years, and is considered the pinnacle of the early Mercedes era. But, the price is still much lower than the previous record, held by the Lexus LFA, a $26 million model.

The car was sold to a collector who paid an incredible amount of money for it. It’s believed that the money will be used to support educational research and decarbonization research. Although it is difficult to imagine that a car could sell for this much, it’s still a record for a luxury car.

The buyer is believed to be an influential figure in the British automotive industry. Mercedes-Benz isn’t divulging the identity of the buyer, but it has put in place measures to make sure the new owner doesn’t flip the car. It’s unclear if this means the car will be sold for a second time.

The car is one of a kind. Its design, styling, and engine power set it apart from other cars in history. It was one of the fastest vehicles in the world when new. The car was built by Mercedes, and it was later upgraded to a road-going version. Its success in racing whetted the company’s appetite for more. The company returned to Formula 1 after a long break from the sport.

In the auction, the Mercedes-Benz SLR was sold for almost $100 million. Only two cars were built. It was one of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction. The proceeds of the auction will go to the Mercedes-Benz Fund, which provides scholarships for students studying decarbonization and environmental science.

Besides being a luxury car, this Mercedes-Benz was a top competitor in motorsport. The original 300SLR, driven by Pierre Levegh, made eight victories in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. This car also broke the world record for most expensive car sold at $142 million.

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