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Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe: See World's Most Expensive Car Auction

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$143,000,000

mercedes-benz 300 slr uhlenhaut coupe

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the uhlenhaut coupe was finally sold at a private auction...

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the auction

this auction was held on 5th of may at the mercedes benz museum in stuttgart...

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the auction host

the auction was run and hosted by rm sotheby's...

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MERCEDES BENZ INVITED ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF RICH AND WEALTHY PEOPLE....

the participants

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THE WINNING BID WAS PUT BY A BRITTISH DEALER AND CAR COLLECTOR NAMED SIMON KIDSTON ON BEHALF OF HIS CLIENT...

THE BID WINNER

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AS OF NOW THE MERCEDES-BENZ WILL NOT DISCLOSE THE NAME OF THE OWNER OF THE CAR...

THE CLIENT

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THE RECORD HOLDER OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR WAS THE 1963 FERRARI 250 GTO which WAS PURCHASED FOR 70 MILLION US DOLLARS

THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR BEFORE THE ULHENHAUT COUPE

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IN AN INTERVIEW, THE MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP CEO OLA KALLENIUS SAID, " THE DECISION TO SELL ONE OF THESE UNIQUE SPORTS CARS WAS TAKEN WITH VERY SOUND REASONING TO BENEFIT A GOOD CAUSE... " 

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MERCEDES-BENZ SAID IT WILL USE THE SALES TO DONATE AND FUND SCHOLARSHIPS AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AND DECARBONIZATION. 

THE GOOD CAUSE

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FACT

THE UHLENHAUT COUPE WAS USED AS A COMPANY CAR BY THE HEAD OF THE TEST DEPARTMENT, RUDOLPH UHLENHAUT, AND GOT ITS NICKNAME FROM HIM.

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FACT

THE MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR UHLENHAUT COUPE HARD TOP VERSION WAS ONE OF THE ONLY TWO UNITS THAT WERE CREATED BY MERCEDES-BENZ

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