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The most expensive car in the world is no longer the Ferrari 250 GTO – Classiche

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A new record will be set at classic car auctions. According to rumors from Germany, rare during a special event Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe It could have been sold for 135 million euros, making it the most expensive car in the world. If the number were officially confirmed, the Silver Arrow would have snatched the crown from the Ferrari 250 GTO, currently the highest paid car at a specialty auction. At the moment, the German automaker has not released any official communications regarding the alleged record sale of one of its rarest models.

In fact, there are only two models of the Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé and both bear the signature of Rudolf Unlenhaut, creator of the Daimler-Benz Group in the 1950s. Mercedes Museum. Another element that makes the news even more awesome. Pending more official confirmations, it was Hagerty who provided most of the information on the matter, noting that the chassis number sold will already be in the public domain, making the sample traceable.

However, if the sale price is confirmed, the nature of the auction will have to be taken into account: the registered record August 25, 2018 By Ferrari 250 GTO, it was adopted at auction, without taking into account private negotiations that cannot be classified by nature. Specifically on that occasion was RM Sotheby’s Auction House to deal with sale Ferrari 250 GTO which were bought at an auction in Monterey, California, for a huge sum, $48.4 million (at an exchange rate of just over 41 million euros): A colossal value, however, justified by everyone with the winning date and the uniqueness of the model encoded by the chassis number 3413 GT. The record-breaking model, in addition to being one of only 36 in existence, was one of only seven units that passed through the skillful hands of the experts of the Scaglietti Workshop.

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