MercedesBenz W196 Breaks AllTime Auction Record

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Mercedes-Benz W196

Mercedes-Benz W196 Breaks Auction Record

1954 W196 sold for £19,601,500

A Mercedes-Benz W196R shattered records at the Bonhams Goodwood of Speed 2013 auction, for £19,601,500 (USD $29,650,095, on Friday 12 July. The sales for the ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1 racing car is the new world record for an sold at public auction, surpassing the previous record of (USD $16,390,000) set by a Ferrari 250 Rossa in 2011.

Robert Bonhams Chairman, said, “I handled some of the world’s desirable and important motor during a motoring auction spanning five decades, but I reached a peak today this legendary Grand car. It was a personal privilege to over the sale of this which is not only one of the most motor cars of the 20th but also the most important Grand Prix racing car offered for sale.”

Doug Nye, racing also commented, “If he were today Fangio would his head and smile his slow He was a humble man, originally a from a potato town in – and he never forgot his roots. As a he was simply a genius. As a man he had no enemies. He was loved, even by those he beat on track. No standard-setting could have a better Mercedes has long been for the world-class quality of its products and in they set out to rebuild their for automotive excellence post-war. this W196 and its sports car they did just that…and

The 2 1/2-litre straight-8 W196 – number ‘00006/54’ – was the car in which won both the 1954 German and Grand Prix races. great victories were the two to be achieved in succession by the frontier-technology factory Formula 1 team in its racing comeback. Chassis also has special significance as the open-wheeled ‘slipper’-bodied post-war to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix

Mercedes-Benz W196

The FIA governing body of international sport launched its first Grand Prix regulations in demanding unsupercharged engines of no than 2 1/2-litres engine Mercedes-Benz – who had previously dominated Prix racing in 1908, and from 1934-39 – missed the two 1954 World Championship in Argentina and Belgium, but made shattering debut in the 1954 Grand Prix at Reims-Gueux.

Their all-new W196 ran there in enveloping-bodied ‘Stromlinienwagen’ instantly setting new performance with Juan Manuel and team-mate Karl Kling first and second in both and the race. National media and the sporting press trumpeted the simple message: “Mercedes are

After the W196 cars their enclosed wheels difficult to place upon the twisty venue of the following Grand Prix at Silverstone, requested an open-wheeled W196 for the following German Grand on the twisty 14.2-mile Nurburgring circuit. Mercedes-Benz reacted tailoring new cars ‘00005’ and to Fangio’s recommendation.


It was in chassis ‘00006’ that immediately won the German Grand He then repeated the feat in the Swiss Grand Prix on the Bremgarten forest circuit at – storming round at uncatchable in ‘00006’ to win by 58.7 seconds Argentine compatriot Jose Gonzalez’s out-classed Ferrari. Swiss victory was Fangio’s in four Grand Prix and assured him of his second Drivers’ Championship title.

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interesting records



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