You do the math.
Thelatest iterations of hypercars (Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder andMcLaren P1) may be some of the most expensive vehicles in the world, but this1955 Mercedes Gullwing racer is expected to go for a whopping $6,000,000 whenit crosses the block at an RM Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. That’s theprice 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.
ThisGullwing was used for racing and testing purposes including an entry in theTour de France while being driven by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss. Thevehicle has been in the possession of one owner since 1966 that stored the classicfor 40 years before passing it on to his son in 2008. The son completed anextensive three-year restoration on the vehicle and has decided to put it up forauction. The Gullwing is one of multiple vehicles to go on sale next month forthe 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.