A 1955 Mercedes-Benz sold for 135 million euros at auction, setting a new world record.

The 1955 Mercedes Coupé 300 SLR Uhlenhaut exists only in two examples. The 1955 Mercedes, which holds only two absolute world records, one of two cars sold for 135 million euros at auction, was announced Thursday by RM Sotheby’s, which sold for $135 million at auction in early May. The 1955 Mercedes Coupé 300 SLR Uhlenhaut was sold on May 5 in a private auction at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, in collaboration with Sotheby’s luxury car subsidiary and the German automaker. That’s nearly triple the previous record for the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which RM Sotheby’s sold for more than $48 million (€45 million) since 2018. Additionally, RM Sotheby’s said in a press release issued in London on Thursday that the Mercedes “300 SLR is in the top ten most expensive things ever sold at auction”. This week there is a spring auction for works of art. In fact, according to AFP’s ranking of artworks sold at auction in recent years, mainly in New York, the absolute record is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’, which sold for $450.3 million in November 2017. After Christie’s in New York, Andy Warhol’s “Shot Sage Blue Marilyn” sold for $195 million to Christie’s on May 9, making it the most expensive piece of 20th-century art sold at public auction. 20th-century works: Pablo Picasso’s “The Woman of Algiers (Version 0)” ($179.4 million May 2015) and Amedeo Modigliani’s “Who’s Leaning” (November 1, 2015) $70.4 million) was auctioned off at Christie’s. So it ranks 6th or 7th. As in the second case, cars owned by Mercedes-Benz were sold to private collectors, and the proceeds of the sale go to “international + Mercedes-Benz funds + scholarships and settings for research and training. Young people in environmental science and decarbonisation, according to RM Sotheby’s. For the people” will remain the property of Mercedes-Benz, which will continue to be displayed in the museum in Stuttgart. According to RM Sotheby’s and the automotive press, the 300 SLR, recognizable by its distinctive lines and gullwing doors, was built by engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut on the basis of the racing car W196 R Grand Prix, which won two Formula 1 world championships. I have a bar. French driver Pierre Levegh and 83 spectators along with Italian driver Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954 and 1955 kept him away from auto racing for years.
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