World’s Most Expensive Car at $142M. The Mercedes Benz 300 SLR broke the record of the mark set by a Ferrari 250 GTO. With $142M you can buy dozen of Lamborghini Aventador Ultimaes, and still have plenty left to get the Ferrari 250 GTO from an auction. But according to rumors, it’s just the price to buy one extremely special car: the 1956 Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe.
Why is it so Expensive?
According to sources, Mercedes-Benz is quiet about it. The crew at Hagerty UK claims multiple sources stating that the automaker recently sold one of the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes. Only two were ever made of the legendary 1950s car after the exit of Mercedes from racing in 1955. The cars were named Uhlenhaut coupe after the head of the automaker’s test department, Rudolf Uhlenhaut when he started using one as his company car.
Both the cars remained in the hands of Mercedes for years and were widely regarded as the most valuable cars in the world. Recently on May 6, Hagerty reported that selected car collectors were invited to Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart for an event. Other than having cash to buy this car, the automaker also has some criteria which ensure the car’s future. The automaker doesn’t want the customer to flip the car for a quick profit, and one of two 1956 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupes is now in private hands.
As the vehicle is extremely exclusive and its nine-figure price, without hoping that we’ll ever get the full story of this deal. If the car did sell for $142 million, it doubles the record-setting $70 million price for a Ferrari 250 GTO back in 2018. Ferrari still holds the distinction of having built the world’s most expensive car.
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