Festival of Speed - Mercedes-Benz W196


Bonhams managed to top last year’s stellar $33.8M Festival of Speed auction in grand style July 12, 2013, setting all manner of records and bringing the current state of the top of the market into sharp relief. The ex-Fangio et al. Mercedes-Benz W196R Grand Prix car famously set a new world record for a car sold at auction (and nearly single-handedly beat 2012’s sales total), netting $29.6M, including buyer’s premium. Another six cars exceeded seven figures, and in all 53 cars sold for $54.1M, marking the highest-ever total for any European car auction.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/07/17/2013-goodwood