F1 Mercedes W196 Fangio sold nearly 23 million euros
The Festival of Speed at Goodwood, also includes an auction or many legendary racing cars are put to auction.
Among them, there were the Mercedes W196 F1 piloted by the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio. A car that allowed him to win in 1954, the Grand Prix of Germany and Switzerland.
It is also driving this Fleche d”Argent that Fangio have won two of his four titles of the World Championship Formula 1.
Specifically, the W196 Mercedes F1 Chassis numerote 00006/54 has sold 2 701 864 euros (3824 $ 590) when the auction runs by the house Bonhams.
A highly innovative technology, the race car was powered by a motor eight cylinder in-line 2.5-liter, has direct injection. In addition, it enjoyed an independent suspension.
It is thus classified in second position, just behind the Ferrari 250 GTO 1962, the famous property racer Sir Stirling Moss.