Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Formula One for sale
The auction house Bonhams – in its Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 12 July 2013 – sold Mercedes-Benz W196R chassis serial ‘00006/54’ for a new World Record £19.7-million Sterling (incl. auction premium). The total bill, including UK VAT on commission charged, came to £20,896,800.00 Sterling.
This high price was achieved in recognition of the fact that chassis ‘00006/54′ is the only example of the model available in private hands – all its surviving sisters being in original manufacturer or institutional Museum hands. This particular car is also the most successful of all surviving W196R cars – being the individual driven by Juan Manuel Fangio to win the 1954 German & European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, and then adding a second consecutive victory in the 1954 Swiss GP at Berne’s Bremgarten circuit. With that second race win, added to his early-season victories in the Argentine and Belgian GPs in a Maserati 250F, Fangio clinched the second of his ultimately five Formula Drivers’ 1 World Championship titles.
If you got Euro 45 million i be happy to present a offer to buy the above car.