This Mercedes car sold for Rs 1100 crore

As soon as expensive cars are mentioned, names like BMW and Ferrari come to mind. But this is not the most expensive car in the world. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR has got the title of the most expensive car ever. This car is 27 years old. You must have also wondered how a 27 year old car can be the most expensive!

The reason behind this is also interesting. The 1955 model Mercedes Benz 300 SLR has been auctioned and has been sold for Rs 1100 crore. The reason behind putting such a price on this car is that this model is related to the time when the Mercedes brand started making the car. Earlier the Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for Rs 375 crore which was said to be the most expensive car ever.

The Mercedes Benz 300 SLR dates back to the era when Argentine star Juan Manuel Fangio won two world racing championships with the company’s W 196 R Grand Prix car at the Formula 1 World Championships in 1954 and 1955. 8 cylinders were used in the car. The 3.0 liter engine was also used in the W 196 R Grand Prix which was quite powerful. It used to be the fastest car among the cars of that time. Its speed used to be 128km/h.

The Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe is also based on the same car. The dominance of such cars is seen in the racing of the 1930s. The car was then upgraded with the 3-litre engine and its moniker SLR. In German it is called Sports Light Racing. The company has made only 9 such cars out of 300 SLR cars. The word Uhlenhaut Coupe is associated with it, it is associated with the name of its chief engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut.

The car is auctioned through RM Sotheby, Canada, a classic car auction company. In this way the car becomes special in many ways. Not only this, the money received from the auction of this car will also be used in a special place. It is being told that the funds received from the auction of Mercedes Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe will be used for scholarships for young students studying subjects like environmental science and decarbonisation.

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