Fangio’s Mercedes could race to £5million at Bonhams auction…

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Mercedes-Benz W196

Mercedes-Benz driven to Formula One by Juan Manuel Fangio to be by Bonhams for £5million

Speed Juan Manuel Fangio the Mercedes-Benz W196 on his way to the 1954 One world title  (Picture: PA)

The Mercedes-Benz W196 which propel Juan Manuel to his second world championship be yours for £5million.

For nearly decades the fantastic piece of engineering sat ‘forgotten about’ in a

However, it has been plucked obscurity and will be auctioned, and all, by Bonhams at the Goodwood of Speed in July.

When Manuel Fangio quit mid-way through the 1954 he was handed the keys to the W196 by his new

Despite the switch, Fangio his season’s tally of grand wins, eventually sealing the F1 – the second of five for the Argentine.

The car, which includes features such as a fuel-injected has already set pulses racing the F1 fraternity.

Racing historian Nye said: ‘The first I saw this car I needed oxygen. landmark technology and it was driven by a driver.

The car, which drove to victory in the German and Grands Prix, will be at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of (Picture: PA)

‘What’s so special about it is it has this wonderful, untouched

Mercedes-Benz W196

‘Some people think it grotty – that’s not the point. The rare cars today are the ones.

‘Every car that’s has lost a part of its history it’s been obliterated by or by rebuilding. Nothing’s been on this; it’s just a survivor.’

Bonhams chairman, Robert called the little gem’s ‘the most exciting that I’ve made’ in his decades in the business.

‘We’ve had a of cars that have over £5million and our thought is this will exceed he added.

‘It’s been in a warehouse and largely forgotten for nearly 30 years.

‘Before it went into it had been recently run and run well.

complete, and essentially a trip to the Mercedes-Benz works – which be the perfect place to get the thing again – would probably see it on the track or on the road in demonstration. all there to be put back together.’

Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196
Mercedes-Benz W196

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