You do the math.
The latest iterations of hypercars (Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren P1) may be some of the most expensive vehicles in the world, but this 1955 Mercedes Gullwing racer is expected to go for a whopping $6,000,000 when it crosses the block at an RM Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. That’s the price of four McLaren P1s or seven Porsche 918 Spyders. That’s a lot of money, but this Gullwing is the rarest W198 Gullwing to ever go on sale.
This Gullwing was used for racing and testing purposes including an entry in the Tour de France while being driven by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss. The vehicle has been in the possession of one owner since 1966 that stored the classic for 40 years before passing it on to his son in 2008. The son completed an extensive three-year restoration on the vehicle and has decided to put it up for auction. The Gullwing is one of multiple vehicles to go on sale next month for the Driven By Disruption event in New York, New York, on December 10. Other notable cars that will be auctioned then include Floyd Mayweather's Enzo Ferrari and what could be the most expensive Aston Martin ever auctioned.