The most expensive car in the world in 2022

If you were wondering which is the most expensive car in the world, we will tell you that to date the Italian brand Ferrari held the title, but in 2022 the title is held by the Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé.

A 1955 copy has been sold at auction to a private collector, for the record price of 135 million euros.

Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé

The auction of the most expensive car in the world

This 1955 vehicle has become the most expensive car in the world due to its sheer rarity. It is one of two prototypes built in honor of its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut.

The sale of this extraordinary vehicle took place on May 5, 2022 at the auction held at the Mercedes Benz Museum, in collaboration with the prestigious auction house RM Sotheby’s.

For the well-known auction house RM Sotheby’s it was an honor to be able to carry out this auction with Mercedes Benz, since nobody ever imagined that this car would be put up for sale.

We leave you this video so you can see how this extraordinary auction turned out.

Knowing the Mercedes Benz SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé

This extraordinary vehicle was based on the W 196 R Grand Prix, which won two world championships under Juan Manuel Fangio.

The “gull wings” of this 1955 car were a reference among the most important automotive icons in the world.

A masterpiece of innovative motorsport engineering and technology from the 1950s.

Capable of reaching speeds of up to 290 km/hour, this vehicle was restored by technician and race preparation specialist Tony Merrick in 1986.

Source: RM Sothesby’s

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