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This Mercedes-Benz sold for almost $30 million
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This Mercedes-Benz sold for almost $30 million

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Via the WSJ MarketPlace:

The Mercedes-Benz W196R chassis 00006/54 roared to victory in the 1954 German and Swiss Grands Prix with none other than Juan Manuel Fangio behind the wheel. We don’t imagine it roared across the block at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Bonhams auction earlier this month (a crowd simultaneously reaching up to cover its ears would cause quite a bit of confusion from an auctioneer’s perspective) but the results were incredible anyway: Bidding reached $29,619,826 before the hammer fell. Yes, nearly $30 million. That’s just less than double the current record price paid for a car at auction: $16.4 million for a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold at Pebble Beach in 2011. – Read More



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