Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Made a Record of selling at 142 M $

One of only two cars made in 1955 This car has always been revered as one of the great treasures of motoring history

But few imagined that it would ever be offered for sale.

Mercedes-Benz's racing department built just two prototypes

The car was capable of 180 MPH, making it the fastest road legal car ever created at the time.

This car was auctioned off on May 5 at the Mercedes-­Benz Museum in Stuttgart

Bidding opened at a price higher than the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO's selling price

A stunning $142.8 million was paid for the car earlier this month, becoming the most expensive vehicle in history.

The car is capable of traveling up to 300 Km/h