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Old 07-13-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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1954 F1 Mercedes breaks auction records at $29.6 million

A 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R shattered auction records at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 auction, selling for 19,601,500 (USD $29,650,095, €22,701,864) on Friday 12 July. The sales price for the ex-Juan Manuel Fangio Formula 1 racing car is the new world record for an automobile sold at public auction, easily surpassing the previous record of 10,086,400 (USD $16,390,000) set by a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa in 2011.

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

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:10 AM   #2
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For a used car with plaid seats!?!







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Old 07-13-2013, 06:49 AM   #3
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For a used car with plaid seats!?!







Here's the kicker, it doesn't run.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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Here's the kicker, it doesn't run.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #5
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:57 AM   #6
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pocket change for some. I'd say something about another bubble but that might punt it to CS&M.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:13 AM   #7
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that car didn't get 30m because was an old MB race car, but because was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio. One of, if not, the best F1 car racers. No bias.. ;)

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that car didn't get 30m because was an old MB race car, but because was driven by Juan Manuel Fangio. One of, if not, the best F1 car racers. No bias.. ;)

Other significant JMF cars have sold for a lot less than $30m . . .
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:54 AM   #9
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Check out the vehicle they used to carry it.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:06 AM   #10
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Check out the vehicle they used to carry it.
Sweet rig, now the owner needs to score one and hit the vintage races.
Would Hagerty insure that thing to race?
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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^^^^^^^^^^^^ Now that is a sag-wagon!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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If it came with the racecar carrier, he got a killer deal...!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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Sweet rig, now the owner needs to score one and hit the vintage races.
Would Hagerty insure that thing to race?
The original was scrapped but there are two replicas out there. One was for sale in Burlingame a couple years ago, $600,000.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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Just spent the day car shopping with my 18 YO nephew...his first question would be if it had Bluetooth and back-up camera...

In all seriousness, what a piece of automotive engineering and racing history!
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