Most expensive car in the world

March 19, 2024 by
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Mercedes sells the most expensive car in the world for $142 million, Made more than 60 years ago.

Believe it or not, Mercedes-Benz recently sold the most expensive car in the world. The rare car dates back to the year 1955, a Mercedes-Benz SLR Coupe. The buyer is an unknown person, and he bought the rare car for 135 million euros, which is equivalent to 142 million dollar.

This high price makes it the most expensive car ever sold, according to Hagerty, which tracks rare car collectors.

Mercedes also said that the amount for which the rare car was sold will be used to establish the Mercedes-Benz Fund, a global scholarship fund.

Note that the previous record for the most expensive car in the world is $70 million, which was paid in 2018 for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT, according to what CNN reported.

The Mercedes car sold is one of only two examples of the “300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe”, which is named after Mercedes’ chief engineer at the time, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, and is said to have a top speed of 186 miles per hour.

The car was displayed and sold in a closed auction with very special invitations at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on May 5, 2022, where the auction was held in partnership and cooperation with the car auction company RM Sotheby's.

While the other Uhlenhaut Coupe will remain in the museum’s collection, according to a statement from the company.

“Their race cars from the 1930s and 1950s are rare, and most are still factory-owned, so any that come to market are highly sought after,” said Hagerty Vice President of Automotive Intelligence, Brian Rabold.

SLR cars are considered the "Gullwing" model of Mercedes, which is called this because of the doors that rise like curved wings, which makes it one of the most desirable cars, and it is the most expensive car in the world.

The SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was essentially a modified version of Mercedes' popular open-top SLR race car, powered by a 300-horsepower V8 engine. The idea was to manufacture a closed car; To better protect the driver from wind and weather at high speeds, while the closed roof will also improve aerodynamics.

Shortly after the development of these cars, Mercedes stopped its participation in motorsport, so the car was not used in competitions.

While the new car owner remains unknown.

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