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The most expensive car ever sold

The most expensive car ever sold

An ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz racing car sold for $ 143 million earlier this month, becoming the most expensive car ever sold.

RM Sotheby's announced that it had auctioned off a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for 135 million euros, or about $ 143 million. The sale breaks the previous record for the most expensive car sold at auction by more than $ 95 million.

The most expensive car ever sold

The winning bid was made by British car collector, consultant and dealer Simon Kidston on behalf of an unidentified customer.

The sale, originally reported by Hagerty Insider, took place on May 5 at a secret and very unusual auction at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Only selected collectors and Mercedes-Benz customers were invited to attend.

Mercedes-Benz said it will donate the proceeds to create a fund for scholarships and educational research in the environment and decarbonisation.