Record auction of a Mercedes for 135 million euros

Record auction of a Mercedes for 135 million euros

The sale in early May of this 1955 model, of which there are only two examples, represents an absolute world record for a car sold at auction.
A 1955 Mercedes, of which there are only two examples, was sold at the beginning of May for 135 million euros, an absolute world record for a car sold at auction.

The 1955 Mercedes Coupé 300 SLR Uhlenhaut was sold on May 5 at a confidential auction held at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany, in cooperation between Sotheby’s subsidiary for luxury cars and the manufacturer German automobile.

At a price of 135 million euros, this Mercedes was sold almost triple the previous record held since 2018 by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold in 2018 by RM Sotheby’s for more than 48 million dollars (45 million euros) . In addition, the Mercedes 300 SLR is now in the top 10 of the most expensive objects ever sold at auction. In fact, according to a ranking of works of art sold at auction established by Agence France-Presse, the absolute record is held by the Savior of the world by Leonardo da Vinci, auctioned in November 2017 for $450.3 million by Christie’s in New York.