It is official: this Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe has become World’s Most Expensive Car.
The record-braking auction took place on May 5th and the buyer wanted to remain anonymous. Why you’ve ask? Because he payed no less than 135 million euros, which equals $143.1 million at current exchange rates.
The old record was $70 million for a Ferrari 250 GTO.
If you want to know why the anounymous buyer payed this amount of money, it is because this car was built in only two units and this very example was driven by Rudolf Uhlenhaut itself.
The other example can be admired in Mercedes-Benz Museum.
The money collected after this auction will be used by the company to start the Mercedes-Benz Fund, a global scholarship program that will support students at schools and universities engaged in environmental studies.
“With the Mercedes-Benz Fund we would like to encourage a new generation to follow in Rudolf Uhlenhaut’s innovative footsteps and develop amazing new technologies, particularly those that support the critical goal of decarbonization and resource preservation,” said Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius. “At the same time, achieving the highest price ever paid for a vehicle is extraordinary and humbling: A Mercedes-Benz is by far the most valuable car in the world.”