A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955 has been sold

sold at auction for a record price of €135,000,000 ($142.5m) to a private collector

auction house RM Sotheby’s has announced

One of just two prototypes built by the Mercedes-Benz racing department

the car is named after its creator and chief engineer

“the most beautiful car in the world” by automotive experts and enthusiasts worldwide

The remarkable 300 SLR was based on the hugely successful W 196 R Grand Prix car

its engine enlarged to 3.0 liters for sports car racing

The car was capable of 180mph. this is the good.

just as we embark on a new and exciting chapter with our partners at RM Sotheby’