Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for 135 million euros?

( – 135 million euros. Enough money to buy a dozen Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae and you still have enough to bid on the next Ferrari 250 GTO. But if the latest rumors are true, there’s enough for a very special car: the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe (1955)


Attention: This is unconfirmed news and so far Mercedes-Benz has not commented on it. However, Hagerty’s UK team claims that multiple sources say the automaker recently sold one of its infamous 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupés. Only two of the legendary cars were built after Mercedes retired from racing in 1955.

The name comes from Rudolf Uhlenhaut – the then head of the testing department of the car manufacturer. He used such a car as a company car. It was basically a legitimate street racing car.

At the time it was the fastest road legal car

Ullenhout used the car, later named after him, as a service vehicle to commute to work, much to the annoyance of his neighbors, who were woken early in the morning by the background noise of the car, which had been developed as a racing. The car – although the mufflers have been updated. With a top speed of 290 km/h, the car was the fastest road legal vehicle at the time.

Both models have remained in Mercedes’ patronage over the years and were widely regarded as the most valuable cars in the world. Of course there is a difference between “value” and “expensive”, because for the latter you have to spend some money.

Photo gallery: Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for 135 million euros?

Apparently this happened around May 6th. As reported by Hagerty UK, a select number of car collectors have been invited to an event at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

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Aside from having enough money for such a purchase, the Elite Group reportedly had to meet other criteria set by Mercedes. Guaranteeing the car’s future maintenance sounds straightforward, but it’s also clear that the car manufacturer wanted the car not to end up selling for a quick buck.

It is unknown whether the sale to collectors was an auction or not, but one of my two 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupés is now privately owned. It seems anyway…

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Given the nine-digit price tag and the car’s ultimate exclusivity, we likely won’t know the full story behind this rumor.

If the car actually sold for 135 million euros, it would have doubled the price of the Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for the equivalent of 67 million euros in 2018. But as long as no one confirms this Mercedes rumor, Ferrari still has the honor to build the most expensive car in the world. the world.

Source: Hagerty UK

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