F1: Fangio's Mercedes W196 goes on sale

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  • Updated: Mar 20, 2013 14:11 IST

The Mercedes W196 driven by Juan-Manuel Fangio during the 1954 Formula 1 World Championship will be put up for auction by Bonhams. Photo:AFP

As part of its yearly auction at Goodwood's Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, on July 12, Bonhams will auction off an exceptional car: Juan-Manuel Fangio's Mercedes W196 which is estimated at several million euros.

The chassis that is up for sale bears the number 00006/54, the very one with which Fangio won the German and Swiss Grand Prix events that went towards the 1954 F1 Championship. This legendary car that led the Argentinean to a second world title that year was innovative particularly due to its gasoline direct injection and its completely independent suspension.

Other cars that will be up for sale on July 12 include a 1965 Ferrari 330GT that belonged to John Lennon and a 1952 Bentley Type R Continental Sports Saloon.


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