메르세데스-벤츠가 차를 역대 최고로 팔았다. $  142 백만

A handful of the world’s richest car collectors secretly gathered in a closed museum to bid on an ultra-rare historic car.

That’s reportedly what happened on May 6 슈투트가르트의 메르세데스 벤츠 박물관에서, 독일, when someone paid $ 142 million for one of the cars in the collection.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was based on the 300SLR roadster.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was based on the 300SLR roadster. (Uhlenhaut’s)

Sources familiar with the event told classic car lifestyle and insurance company Hagerty that it was the second of two 300 SLRUhlenhautcoupes Mercedes-Benz built for the 1956 racing season. Hagerty was able to confirm that the museum was closed to the public for a private event on the day in question.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was intended for racing before Mercedes-Benz discontinued its Motorsports activities.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was intended for racing before Mercedes-Benz discontinued its Motorsports activities. (Michael Cole/Corbis via Getty Images)

The cars are hardtop versions of the 300 SLR roadster that was involved in the tragic crash at the 1955 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that killed 84 spectators and led to the discontinuation of Mercedes-Benz’s official racing activity for 30 연령.

따라서, the coupes were never raced during the era or previously sold, but they have appeared on track at more recent historic events. Their nickname name comes from the head of the testing department that developed them, Rudolf Uhlenhaut.

A Mercedes-Spokesman told 폭스 뉴스 자동차 that the automaker often receives requests to buy vehicles from its collection, but would not confirm this event or the sale happened.

The market for classic cars is constantly in motion and so there is always a lot of speculation. Please understand we are unable to participate in such speculation,” 그는 말했다.

the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe has made appearances at historic racing events.

the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe has made appearances at historic racing events. (Michael Cole/Corbis via Getty Images)

According to Hagerty, the potential buyers were chosen both for their means and willingness to maintain the vehicle with the same care Mercedes-Benz has.

If the story is accurate, the sale would be a new all-time record price paid for a car, eclipsing both the $ 70 million that WeatherTech founder David MacNeil reportedly paid in a private sale for a 1963 페라리 250 GTO in 2018 그리고 $ 48.4 million that a 1962 페라리 250 GTO went for at an RM Sotheby’s auction the same year.

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