A Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coup & eacute; from 1955 & egrave; was sold at auction at the record price of 135 million euros to a private collector, beating the previous record of 70 million euros set in 2018 for a Ferrari 250 GTO. The sale took place on May 5 at an auction held at the Mercedes-Benz Museum and operated in collaboration with renowned auction house RM Sotheby & # 39; s.
The guests were chosen from among some of the most prominent Mercedes-Benz customers; selected and among the international collectors of cars and art who share the values of Mercedes-Benz. The 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coup & eacute; sold at auction was part of the non-Mercedes-Benz Classic division vehicle collection, which includes over 1,100 cars from each era. The 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coup & eacute; sold & egrave; the one with chassis 0008/55 , the second of only two 300 SLRs set up in the 1950s, to compete in the Carrera Panamericana, by Daimler-Benz designer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, a key figure in history of Mercedes-Benz, with this coup & eacute; that & egrave; then she was baptized with his name.
A RICH SCHOLARSHIP
The proceeds from the auction sale will serve as seed capital for the global initiative & ldquo; Mercedes-Benz Fund & rdquo; , which Mercedes-Benz s & rsquo; will commit & agrave; to further finance with the investment of other resources in the coming years. This will be split into two sub-categories: Undergraduate Scholarships to connect, educate and encourage students to carry out and conduct research on environmental science projects and Student-centered School Scholarships to carry out local environmental projects in their communities.
Funds from the program will go to people who otherwise do not have the financial means for their projects and career paths. The program will not be limited to; to financially support young people, but will include; also extracurricular elements such as Mercedes-Benz mentorships, which open up new career prospects. The & quot; Mercedes-Benz Fund & quot; will be jointly developed and managed by an experienced partner, currently under evaluation and selection. The detailed setup and planning of the launch, thus as the partner organization, will be announced later in the year.
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