Mercedes sold ultra rare 1955 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé dubbed “Mona Lisa of cars” for a record $143 Million.


Classic car auction house RM Sotheby’s announced the auction of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe. The winning bid was placed on behalf of an anonymous customer by British car collector, advisor, and dealer Simon Kidston. 

Extremely limited to only two units, the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe is one of the most valuable automobiles in the world. The car was named after its chief engineer and designer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut. It was based on the Mercedes W 196 R Grand Prix car and was equipped with a 3.0 liter engine that produced 302 PS of maximum power and a 5-speed manual transmission. With Formula 1 star Juan-Manuel Fangio at the wheel, the bespoke race car capable of 180 mph won two World Championships.


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