Juan Manuel Fangio’s Grand Prixwinning Mercedes heads to auction…

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Juan Manuel Fangio’s Prix-winning Mercedes heads to

The most important racing car to hit the block in years will in front of bidders this 12: Juan Manuel Fangio’s Prix winning Mercedes-Benz — after being «»»»forgotten in a warehouse for 30 years.

The 2 1/2-litre bearing chassis number won both the 1954 German and Formula One Grand Prix at the hands of five-time World Fangio, and stands to make an hallway decoration for the wealthy when the machine goes to at Bonhams’ sale during the Festival of Speed. And despite nearly abandoned, it should at least $7.5 million.

The W196 brought innovative to Formula One such as a fuel-injected fully independent suspension, inboard-mounted brakes, and an inline (or engine with the goal of a lower center of gravity. the original W196 Stromlinienwagen was with enclosed wheels, and finishing first and second in its race, it was deemed too difficult to at the more technical racetracks. taking Fangio’s critique to created the open-wheel W196, «»»»00005″»»» and «»»»00006.»»»» Fangio the «»»»00006″»»» to victory in its first at the German Grand Prix.

This victory was then at the following Grand Prix in where Fangio thrashed driver Jose Frolian by 58.7 seconds. That win was third in four races, him his second of five Formula One titles.

But somewhere along the way, the car off the map. According to Bonhams, 30 years ago the owners tested the one last time, then it in a warehouse, where it has sat until having never been since it raced. That makes it more valuable; as historian Doug Nye told The «»»»Every car that’s restored has a part of its history because been obliterated by repainting or by Nothing’s been obliterated on it’s just a beautiful

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Bonhams Chairman Robert calls the «»»»00006″»»» W196 the “pinnacle” of his five-decade span off racecars. It is also the only that doesn’t still to Mercedes-Benz, which rarely bits of its racing history.

I’ll be intrigued to see who buys amazing machine, and even intrigued to hear what plan to do with it; Bonhams the buyer restores it enough to run year on the 60th anniversary of win — but not make it too perfect.

Photos: Spitzley-Monkhouse Collection

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