Mercedes-Benz has sold the most expensive collector's car in the world and in automotive history. It is a Mercedes-Benz 300, from 1955, and has been acquired for 142 million dollars (135 million euros), surpassing the record held by Ferrari.
The vehicle has been sold at a secret auction, held on May 5 at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart (Germany). In the year 1955, the Mercedes-Benz 300 model was recognized as one of the fastest vehicles. In addition, this vehicle stands out for its door opening mechanism, which is why it is qualified as 'gull wings'.
The Mercedes model was purchased by British collector Simon Kidston, who said he made the purchase on behalf of an anonymous customer.
The money from the sale will go to launch a Mercedes-Benz fund for training and research scholarships for young people in environmental sciences and decarbonization, according to a statement from the company in charge of this and other classic car auctions RM Sotheby's. .