Until now, the most expensive car in the world was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT, which sold for $ 70 million four years ago. It may be that, This record has finally been updated.
According to Lent.az with reference to foreign media according toa source who did not want to be named, said that, Mercedes-Benz has sold a unique 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe, a 1956 sports car, at a secret charity auction.
The Daimler-Benz 300 SLR racing coupe was designed with a hard roof, especially for the 1956 season. However, the German sports car did not participate in any races, because the company car left the sport.
The company made this decision after a 24-hour endurance race on June 11, 1955 in Le Mans. A terrible accident occurred during that race and Pilot Pierre Buylen and 83 spectators were killed in the crash. In addition, 180 people received various injuries.
Despite the temporary withdrawal from the race, the Germans had so far been able to produce two 300 SLR sports coupes. Instead of participating in the races, one of the cars was taken by the head of the testing department of the brand Rudolf Ulenhaut and it is a service from a unique model car used as. Car received the nickname “Ulenhaut Coupe” in honor of its owner.
In those years, the SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe with a speed of 290 kilometers per hour was the fastest car in the world. Representatives of Mercedes-Benz have repeatedly stated that, they will never sell a unique sports car.