Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix - Auction Record


After months of speculation, the hammer has fallen and an all-time record has been set for the most valuable car ever sold at public auction. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix car driven to multiple victories by Grand Prix legend Juan Manuel Fangio netted $29.6M at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale, shattering the $16.4M record previously set by a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa at Gooding’s 2011 Pebble Beach sale.

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