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Mercedes sells the world’s most expensive car for $ 142 million

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Sold mercedes benz companyRecently, the most expensive car in the world. This rare car was made from a 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR coupe and was purchased by an unknown person for 135 million euros, equivalent to 142 million dollars.

According to Heckerty, who tracks collectors of rare cars, that price is by far the most expensive car ever sold.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to set up a global scholarship fund, the Mercedes-Benz Fund.

According to CNN viewed by Al Arabiya.net, the previous record for the most expensive car in the world was $ 70 million, which was paid for the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT in 2018.

Mercedes sold one of two models, the “300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe”, named after Mercedes’ chief engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut at the time, and had a top speed of 186 mph.

The car was auctioned off on May 5 at the closed, invitation-only auction held in conjunction with RM Sotheby’s at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

The rest will be in the collection of the Uhlenhaut Coupe Museum, according to the company.

“Their racing cars from the 1930s and 1950s were rare, and most were still factory-owned, so there was a high demand for any car that would be brought to market,” said Brian Rapold, vice president of automotive intelligence at Hogerti.

The most expensive car in the world

Mercedes’s Gullwing SLRs – so named because of their curved wing-like doors – are one of the most desirable in the world.

The SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe is, in essence, a modified version of Mercedes’s popular open-top SLR race car powered by a 300-horsepower eight-cylinder engine. The idea was to create a closed car to better protect the driver from wind and weather at high speeds, while at the same time improving the closed roof aerodynamics.

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After the development of these cars, Mercedes stopped participating in motorsports, so the car was not used in competition.

Unidentified as the new owner of the car, British classic car dealer Simon Kitston said in a statement that he had submitted the winning bid on behalf of the customer.

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