One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million

One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million

This weekend at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed history was made. A model that is a five-time champion with Juan Fangio as a driver achieved a record-breaking figure of GBP19.601.500. This is actually the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction. The previous record belonged to a Ferrari, sold for GBP10.086.400 in 2011. Bonhams Chairman declared that he has reached a peak with the legendary Grand Prix car and the most important historic grand prix racing car ever offered for sale. Fangio was a humble man originally a mechanic fro, a potato town in Argentina. As a driver he was a genius. The model Fargio won both the 1954 German and Swiss Grand Prix races with a 2 1/2 liter straight-8 W196 chassis number 00006/54. The innovative design of the car introduced different technologies to the Formula 1. Here we have to mention elements like the fuel-injection engine, the Mercedes-Benz all-independent suspension, and all-round inboard-mounted brakes. It was in chassis 0006 that Fangio immediately won the German Grand Prix. The driver then repeated the feat in the following Swiss Grand Prix on the daunting Bremgarten forest circuit at Berne and won by 58.7 seconds from Argentine compatriot Jose Froilan Gonzales, the driver of a Ferrari. This is all we were able to find out on the matter. Please check out the photo gallery we have prepared for you.


One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million image One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million image
One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million image One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million image
One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million image One 1954 Mercedes W196R Formula 1 car was sold for $29.6 million image