We thought it would just take a extremely long time for a car price tag tag to overtake the $70 million Ferrari 250 GTO from 2018 but if rumours are correct, it is about to be obliterated.
The folks above at Hagerty British isles claim to have several resources stating that Mercedes lately bought just one of the notorious 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes.
Just two of these ended up constructed after Mercedes exited the racing scene in 1955. They gained the identify Uhlenhaut coupe soon after the head of the automaker’s take a look at office, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, begun employing one particular as his business automobile. In short, it was effectively a highway-lawful race car.
The pair have remained below the treatment of the maker and have been regarded as the most important cars in the earth.
According to Hagerty, anyone managed to persuade Mercedes to aspect with 1 before this thirty day period when a pick out selection of car collectors were invited to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an celebration.
At this stage, it is not recognised if the sale was carried out auction-style but it is staying claimed that the auto bought for a staggering $142 million (approx. R2.2 billion). If this is real, this doubles the former history of the Ferrari 250 GTO which is basically outrageous.
Rumours abound as to the id of the buyer, with some suggesting it is a nicely-acknowledged determine from Britain’s automotive industry and a lengthy-standing collector of specialist vehicles.