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Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was bought for 135 million euros

Sotheby’s public sale home has confirmed that one among two Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe has bought for €135 million, making it the most costly automobile ever bought at public sale.

The instance bought has chassis quantity 196.110-00008/55 and is the second of two examples produced. The automobile was in-built December 1955 and was able to be pushed on 29 June 1956. The automobile was saved by Mercedes who used it for demonstration occasions with Duke of Kent and Lord Brabazon and between 1961 and 1963 it went to Mercedes USA for different occasions. After 1965 it was exhibited by Mercedes at varied firm occasions.

Between January and July 1986 the automobile was despatched for restoration to specialist Tony Merrick and all of the invoices issued for the restoration exist in unique type in addition to an official Technical Situation Report.After restoration, the automobile participated within the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nurburgring in August 1986, then appeared in an article within the American journal Street&Observe and was exhibited in 1988 on the Geneva Motor Present.

Subsequently, Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was exhibited on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace, the 1999 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, and the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Class in 2001 earlier than showing within the Mercedes SLR McLaren launch brochure in 2003.

The auctioning of this automobile is a significant occasion as there are solely two examples on the planet and neither has ever been privately owned. It’s most likely the primary and final case by which a automobile that belonged to a producer for many years is bought to a personal particular person. Mercedes will definitely not promote the second instance.

For comprehensible causes, Sotheby’s and Mercedes haven’t revealed the title of the client. The automobile was bought for 135 million euros and the Sotheby’s press launch was not despatched to the press till 19 Could 2022, though the press launch has the date of 5 Could on it. The sale was performed within the utmost secrecy.



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