F1: Fangio's Mercedes W196 goes on sale

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-Man
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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.

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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.

First Published Date: 20 Mar 2013, 14:07 PM IST
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