Views: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupé’

Kidston Productions Films (May 12, 2023) – History was made a year ago when the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupé’ – the car that would never be sold – became the most valuable car ever to change hands.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

Arguably it transformed the way other collectors think about cars being “just cars”. Mercedes made two of these coupés for a race that never happened, and after press testing and high speed VIP rides chauffeured by race team boss Rudolf Uhlenhaut (that’s him in pic 7) they lived a sheltered life in the factory museum with rare appearances at historic events: ‘Red’ (nicknamed for its upholstery, as opposed to ‘Blue’) had covered just over 5,000km when it was sold.



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