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A 1955 Mercedes sold for 135 million euros, world record for a car at auction

2022-05-20T01:33:20.710Z

A 1955 Mercedes, of which only two exist, was sold at the beginning of May for 135 million euros, an absolute world record for a...



A 1955 Mercedes, which only exists in two copies, was sold in early May for 135 million euros, an absolute world record for a car sold at auction, RM Sotheby's announced Thursday, May 19.

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

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) .

Source: lefigaro

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