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Goodwood Festival Of Speed Fangio Grand Prix MercedesBenz W196…

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Goodwood Festival Of Speed Fangio Grand Prix MercedesBenz W196…

Goodwood Festival Of Speed: Fangio Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz W196 Leads Highlights (PICTURES) A legendary Grand Prix racing car has become the most expensive car to be sold at public auction after fetching £19.6 million at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196, which was driven by five-times F1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio when he clinched his second title in 1954m, was sold at the Bonhams auction on Friday, the first day of the Festival. Visitors to the Festival of Speed get close to Fangio’s Mercedes The German-made car contains many features innovative at the time, including a fuel-injected engine, lightweight chassis weighing just 72lbs and all-round ...

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A Singular Mercedes Aims for Another Record NYTimes com

A Singular Mercedes Aims for Another Record NYTimes com

A Singular Mercedes Aims for Another Record Related The rarity and historical significance of the car make it a contender to set a record for an automobile sold at auction. Driven by Fangio to wins at the grands prix of Germany and Switzerland in its debut year, it is the only one of the 14 built for the Mercedes racing team in 1954 and 1955 that found its way to a private owner. The current high-water mark for a car sold at public auction is $16.4 million, brought by a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa racing sports car of unimpressive provenance at a sale in Pebble Beach, Calif. in August 2011. The Mercedes auction, to be conducted by Bonhams, has attracted considerable attention because of the ...

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BBC News Fangio's rare F1 Mercedes sells for ВЈ17 5m

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BBC News Fangio's rare F1 Mercedes sells for ВЈ17 5m

Fangio#039;s rare F1 Mercedes sells for ВЈ17.5m Juan Manuel Fangio won two Grand Prix in the Mercedes W196 Related Stories A rare racing car driven by Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio has sold for ВЈ17.5m in what is believed to be a record for a car sold at auction. The Mercedes-Benz W196, in which the five-time world champion clinched his second title, was auctioned at Goodwood Festival of Speed. He drove the Mercedes to victory in the 1954 German and Swiss Grand Prix. The previous world record was set by a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Prototype which went for $16.4m (ВЈ10.8m) in 2011. BBC chief Formula 1 writer Andrew Benson said the car was the motorsport equivalent of a great ...

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Bonhams to offer the most historic 1954 MercedesBenz W196 Grand…

Rubric: Mercedes-Benz interesting | 24 Янв 2015 | no comments yet »
Bonhams to offer the most historic 1954 MercedesBenz W196 Grand…

Bonhams to offer the most historic 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix racing car at auction This W196 version of the Mercedes-Benz, bought along a new set of technologies to the racing circuit other than the fame gained at winning the Grand Prix races. This would include fuel injected engine, all-independent suspension, multi-tubular space frame lightweight chassis design, in-mounted braking system, straight-8 engine design for a low height, and a power take off from the engine’s crankshaft which minimized vibrations of the vehicle. Bugatti rolls out gold trimmed ‘Black Bess’ Veyron Featured in past It seems that in Hollywood it doesn’t matter whether the scene is ultra-expensive ...

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Andy Warhol’s MercedesBenz W196 Painting to be Sold at Auction

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Andy Warhol’s MercedesBenz W196 Painting to be Sold at Auction

Andy Warhol’s Mercedes-Benz W196 Painting to be Sold at Auction Posted 2013-11-05 Back in July, a Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix car caused a sensation when it sold for $29.65 million at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale, trouncing the previous record for an automobile sold at public auction. This November, the W196 name will come up yet again for auction, only this time there are a dozen cars on offer. The twelve W196R’s, unusual for Formula One because of their enveloping streamlined bodywork, are actually silkscreen ink images, taken from a Daimler photograph, and make up one of pop art icon Andy Warhol’s very last works. Almost fourteen feet tall and fifteen feet wide, the stunning ...

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Bonhams The ExJuan Manuel Fangio Hans Herrmann Karl Kling German…

Bonhams The ExJuan Manuel Fangio Hans Herrmann Karl Kling German…

Footnotes Today it is part of postwar German folklore that, on July 4, 1954 at Berne in Switzerland, the underdog German soccer team had just beaten the favourites, Hungary, 3-2 to win the FIFA World Cup. Some claim that this memorably redemptive moment became the first time postwar that the German National anthem had been played at such a major sporting event. Yet that very same day, at the Reims-Gueux circuit in France, Juan Manuel Fangio had just led home team-mate Karl Kling in a brand-new sister Formula 1 Mercedes-Benz W196, to finish first and second in the French Grand Prix. That shattering success marked Mercedes-Benz’s Grand Prix come-back for the first time since 1939. So July ...

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