Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe Worlds expensive car
One of two 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupes has sold for 135 million euros ($143 million at current trade rates),
making it the most costly vehicle ever, Mercedes expressed Thursday in an official statement.
The gullwing roadster came from Mercedes' own assortment and was purchased by an anonymous authority at a bartering held at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on May 5
The deal was organized with assistance from sales management firm RM Sotheby's. Continues from the deal will go to the Mercedes-Benz Fund,
which will give instructive and research grants in the space of natural science and decarbonization, the automaker said.
The roadster is named for its maker, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the manager of Mercedes' hustling office in the years preceding and after World War II.
Notwithstanding the roadster that bears his name, Uhlenhaut's credits incorporate the W196 Grand Prix vehicle and the 300 SLR sports racer that broadly won the Mille Miglia in the possession of Stirling Moss
The Uhlenhaut Coupe was expected as a replacement to Moss' roofless 300 SLR. It had an exhausted and-stroked variant of the W196's straight-8 and was
dressed in smoothed out bodywork integrating the gullwing entryways that had proactively showed up on the 300 SL street vehicle at this point.
Nonetheless, the Uhlenhaut Coupe never had an opportunity to race. Soon after it was finished
Mercedes pulled out of hustling following a tragic accident at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans
Beside a modest bunch of meetings and privateer endeavors, Mercedes wouldn't officially get back to dashing until the 1980s.