Juan Manuel Fangio’s MercedesBenz W196 sells for nearly $30…

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Fangio’s Mercedes-Benz W196R for record-setting $29,619,826

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Update: just received video of the falling on the Fangio W196. it out below. Looks like the car actually on the block, but that seem to deter anyone…or English auctioneers really can anything.

Mercedes-Benz W196R 00006/54 roared to victory in the German and Swiss Grands with none other Juan Manuel Fangio the wheel.

We don’t imagine it roared the block at today’s Goodwood of Speed Bonhams auction (a simultaneously reaching up to cover its would cause quite a bit of from an auctioneer’s perspective) but the were incredible anyway: reached $29,619,826 before the fell.

Yes, nearly That’s not quite double the record price paid for a car at — a $16,390,000 1957 250 Testa Rossa sold at Beach in 2011.


Of the 14 W196s produced by Mercedes-Benz, 10 today — a survival a good deal better that of the men who drove the cars. But association with chassis makes it, well, special . in fact. That it even private hands at all is a bit of a surprise.

retained ownership after it was from racing, but at some the car was sold — first to a collector, then to a French then to a German collector and it was bought and sold once which brings us to where we are

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We’re not sure who will the car home now, but their is significantly lighter. The fuel-injected, open-wheeled legend would into the Mercedes-Benz Museum’s quiver of Silver Arrows nicely. It’s hard to that the automaker would up a chance to reclaim this artifact; earlier this when news that the car be auctioned broke, we asked a few officials if they had any interest in it. They seemed surprised the car had resurfaced but wouldn’t give us beyond a hasty (if tantalizing) “no

So we’ll see.

A few other of W196 automobilia crossed the ahead of chassis 00006/54, even attainable for those the GDP of Tuvalu at their command. A drivable model of the car sold for a $8,688, though its 50cc can’t hold a candle to the version in the real deal that you’d want to your little Fangios anything possessing that of power).

A one-eighth-scale version of the famous car $5,288, and for enthusiasts on a hard a Fangio-signed photo of the driver in a at the 1955 Monaco Grand could have been for a mere $1,133.

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