Until a few days ago, the honor of being the world’s most expensive car was in the hands of Ferrari 250 GTO From 1962 which was sold at auction in 2018 48 million dollars. Now that honor a. belongs to Mercedes 300 SLR Coupe Paid for 1955 $142 million.
This 300 SLR Coupe was the work of an Anglo-German engineer Rudolf Uhlenhoutwho was also responsible for Mercedes-Benz W196 with whom Juan Manuel Fangio won the title formula 1 In the 1954 season.
corresponds to the unit sold Chassis 0008/55 and is one of two 300 SLR coupes designed by Uhlenhout and used by the company at several Grand Prix and other races during the 1950s.
Auction organized Mercedes-Benz . was done bywho chose carefully a dozen collectors The number of cars that, in addition to being rich enough for bidding, meet the strict criteria set up by the German manufacturer.
The company not only wanted to ensure that the owner of this car would give it the same care and attention as Mercedes, but would also continue to display it at events and not sell it to any third parties.
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