The internet site www.motorious.com reveals that it has actually been educated by a resource that Mercedes has actually offered one of the most costly automobile worldwide– the Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sports car.
The internet site www.motorious.com reports that Mercedes might well have actually offered the globe’s most costly automobile at a secret public auction. It is among 2 Mercedes SLR Uhlenhaut Sports car versions that has actually been cost public auction for 130 million euros (136.8 million USD) for charity. If verified, this is one of the most costly automobile worldwide ever before cost public auction.
Previously the document was held by a Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti cost 48.4 million USD. The automobile with framework number 3413 GT was offered in 2018 as well as was the 3rd of just 36 instances developed.
The Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Sports car is much more special with just 2 devices being developed. Among both devices functioned as a business automobile for the head of Daimler’s motorsport division, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, thus the version name.
The Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Sports Car (W196 R) was a two-seater sporting activities version that completed in the 1955 Globe Sportscar Champion.
Although by the name you could believe the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sports car is stemmed from the 300 SL Gullwing, it is not. The special sports car is based upon the Formula 1 version codenamed W196 S that completed in the 1954 as well as 1955 versions when it won the globe title with Juan Manuel Fangio at the guiding wheel.
That’s why the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Sports car’s engine is a 3-litre inline 8-cylinder straight shot engine with 276 HP contrasted to the 3-litre inline 6-cylinder engine in the 300 SL Gullwing. With a full throttle of 290 km/h, the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Sports car was the fastest automobile of its period.
However, the profession of the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut sports car pertained to a sudden end after the horrible mishap in the LeMans 24-hour race on 11 June 1955 when 83 individuals as well as the French chauffeur Pierre Levegh were eliminated as well as nearly 180 wounded. Mercedes after that determined to relinquish motorsport as well as just returned in 1989.