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Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million

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Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh

Mercedes Silver Arrow becomes the most expensive car ever sold at $142 Million, according to Hagerty. 

The Silver Arrow, one of only two, was reportedly sold at an invite-only auction at the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart.

The previous record holder was a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48.4 million at the Monterey sale in California in 2018. 

The Mercedes sale price is more than twice the rumoured $70 million paid for a Ferrari GTO in a private sale in 2018.





Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh

Mercedes-Benz has sold one of its treasured Silver Arrows 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut coupé” racing cars for a reported 135 million euros ($142m), according to classic car market insiders at Hagerty.

The treasured Silver Arrow was reportedly sold at an invite-only auction held behind closed doors on May 6th at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh

Both Mercedes-Benz and the unnamed auction house declined to comment on the rumours of the record-setting sale, when approached by Hagerty.

If the rumoured Mercedes sale price is true, then it means the car was sold for more than twice the rumoured $70m paid for a Ferrari GTO in a private sale in 2018.

Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh





Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh

Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh

The previous record holder was a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in California in 2018, with the hammer dropping at $48.4 million.

Hagerty reports that the auction house presented fewer than 10 carefully-selected car collectors who were not only wealthy enough to bid but would satisfy the strict criteria laid down by the German car manufacturer.

Mercedes Silver Arrow Becomes The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At $142 Million - autojosh

“I haven’t heard of a direct sale such as you suggest. The reason for a high price would simply be that they are never sold,” said Karl Ludvigsen, one of the most respected automotive historians in the field and author of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix W196 : Spectacular Silver Arrows, 1954-1955.





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