Fangio’s W196 Brings In $29,650,095.

Fangio's Mercedes-Benz W196

Ladies and Gentlemen, the ex-Fangio Mercedes-Benz W196 is the most valuable motor vehicle ever sold at auction with a final price of $29.6 million.

I have been guilty of complaining about the skyrocketing prices of classic racing cars (after all, I’m still a buyer in this equation). I have complained about speculators buying these cars simply as investments rather than as an expression of their passion for motorsport… but if ever a car deserved the title of “the most”, it might be this one.

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20 responses to “Fangio’s W196 Brings In $29,650,095.”

  1. Pilote says:

    Makes a near-perfect, say, ’63 Giulia Spider Veloce look positively reasonable at, say, $100K.

  2. Automobiliac says:

    For once, I think this price was totally justified, considering every example is in a museum, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get this car. everything about it from the history to the design and technology behind it legitimizes the value of the piece.

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