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RM Sotheby’s announced on Thursday that the 1955 oldest Mercedes car, with only two copies, sold for 135 million euros in early May, a world record for a car at auction.
300. Mercedes coupe sold SLR Uhlenhaut The 1955 model was sold at a secret auction on May 5 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany in collaboration with Sotheby’s and the German carmaker’s luxury car branch.
With 5 135 million, the car was sold at three times the previous record price set in 2018 after Ferrari sold the “250 GTO” model in 1962, and its price exceeded “$ 48 million at auction organized by RM Sotheby’s.”
In addition, the Mercedes “300 has become SLRAmong the “ten most expensive pieces sold in auction history”, RM Sotheby’s announced in a statement in London on Thursday that it will be hosting an auction of works of art this week by its parent company Sotheby’s in New York.
Oliver Parker, Sotheby’s European President, quoted him as saying, “I felt the full enthusiasm for this masterpiece of design and engineering to strike the auctioneer’s hammer, which has become comparable to the largest works of art sold at auction.”
According to the AFP classification of works of art sold at auction in recent years, especially in New York, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” has an absolute record price of $ 450.3 million after Christie’s auction in November 2017. York.
Next up was Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn”, which sold for $ 195 million at Christie’s auction on May 9, the most expensive work of art since the 20th century.
For the works of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso’s “Woman of Algeria (version 0)” was sold ($ 179.4 million in May 2015).
Mercedes was ranked sixth or seventh on May 5 by “RM Sotheby’s” in the order of parts sold at auction over $ 100 million.
The car, owned by Mercedes-Benz, was sold to a private collector, and proceeds from the auction will be used to “create an international fund of Mercedes-Benz, scholarships and research training for environmental and decorbonization youth.” R.M. According to Sotheby’s.
Private buyer for car approved Coupe 300 SLR Uhlenhaut His car is on public display during exceptional events, the other copy being the property of Mercedes-Benz, which will continue to be on display at its museum in Stuttgart.
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