Rumor has it that Mercedes-Benz has just sold one of its most expensive cars for $ 142 million. If true, then Silver Arrow 300 SLR The “Uhlenhaut Coupe” will be rated almost three times as the next most expensive car ever confirmed by an exchange of hands.
While Mercedes-Benz has not yet confirmed or denied any such sales, people are on Hagertsy seems convinced that this sale did take place after contact with several sources. They also seem to have someone inside because they detail that about 10 or fewer people have been invited to a private event in Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart on May 6, 2022
Each of these individuals met the pre-determined criteria that Mercedes required of the person who would eventually be sold the 300SLR. At the time of writing, the website of the Mercedes-Benz Museum does say that it is closed from 6 to 15 May for the “event”.
Again, if confirmed, this is definitely the most valuable car that has ever been sold. The next most expensive in the record was Fr. Ferrari 250 GTO 1962 release which was sold for $ 48,405,000 in 2018. In the same year, rumors surfaced that another 250 GTO had been purchased in private sale for $ 70 million, but this has not yet been confirmed.
If this is indeed the Silver Arrow race car that Hagerty thinks, it is undoubtedly one of the most legendary cars in history. All indications are that this car is one of two solid coupes created by Mercedes-Benz. Another reason that it costs so much is that they just don’t trade hands.
The specific car in question was put into operation in about 2010 and even ran uphill Goodwood Festival of Speed Sir Jackie Stewart and Mika Hackinen. It was one of the most powerful racing cars of its time and laid the foundation for many cars that we know and love today.