In essentially the most exceptional automotive public sale ever performed, RM Sotheby’s in affiliation with Mercedes-Benz has offered one of many two famed 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupés to a personal collector, and can donate the proceeds to ascertain a worldwide “Mercedes-Benz Fund” that can present instructional and analysis scholarships within the areas of environmental science and decarbonization for younger individuals.
- The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé has been offered at public sale for a report value of €135 million to a personal collector
- An icon of the automotive world, the automotive is considered one of simply two prototypes constructed and named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut
- The automotive has been owned by Mercedes-Benz since its creation in 1955 and its promoting value exceeds the earlier report value for a automotive by greater than €90,000,000 and locations the automotive within the high 10 most respected gadgets ever offered at public sale in any accumulating class
The exceptional 300 SLR was primarily based on the massively profitable W 196 R Grand Prix automotive which received two World Championships within the palms of Juan Manuel Fangio, however with its engine enlarged to three.0 litres for sports activities automotive racing. The automotive was able to 180 mph, making it one of many quickest highway authorized automobiles to have ever been created on the time.
The sale of the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé happened on Might fifth at an public sale held on the MercedesBenz Museum in Stuttgart, with RM Sotheby’s working in shut cooperation with Mercedes-Benz all through the complete course of to make sure the sale was concluded to the best attainable customary. Among the many invitees had been chosen Mercedes clients and worldwide collectors of automobiles and artwork who share the company values of Mercedes-Benz.