The global car collector community is noisy and bustling.
Rumor has it that Mercedes sold one of its most expensive vehicles for $ 142 million.
In other words, someone with deep pockets and clumsy taste paid for a Mercedes 300SLR three times what was paid for the previous record holder.
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Although there is no official confirmation from Mercedes, it seems that ten people were invited to attend a private event at the company museum about a week ago.
The sale was also apparently held at this closed event, as evidenced by the fact that in those days the museum was indeed closed to visitors.
If you did not receive an invitation to the said event, that's fine - Mercedes set a number of conditions for the candidates for this purchase, and as mentioned ten people or less met them.
The one who held the record to date was the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for $ 48 million in 2018. Even then, there were rumors that a similar car was sold that year for $ 70 million.
In any case, this Mercedes is not alone in the list of expensive and coveted.
Its sister to the Silver Arrows group, the W196 sold for $ 30 million nine years ago and is positioned as the fifth most expensive car ever sold.
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