This $142 Million Mercedes-Benz Is Now the Most Expensive Car Ever Sold

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The 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe car is the rarest of vintage cars ever produced. 

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It is so rare that only two cars were manufactured in 1955. 

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The car was named after the chief engineer and designer of Mercedes, Rudolf Uhlenhaut. 

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The 300 SLR had a larger, 3.0-litre engine and was able to reach 180 mph, 

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 making it one of the fastest road-legal cars at the time.

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The auction house RM Sotheby's, which describes itself as the world's leading collector car auction, 

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The winning bid was made by a British car collector and dealer, Simon Kidston,

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on behalf of an unnamed client who bought the most prized and coveted car ever. 

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The auction took place at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. 

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Only selected collectors and Mercedes-Benz customers were invited to attend. 

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 The company said the car was sold at an astounding $142.8 million

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Mercedes-Benz will donate the money to its foundation that will provide long-term educational 

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and research scholarships in the areas of environmental science and decarbonisation for young people. 

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