Racing bids for GP car
IN PERHAPS one of the most hyped individual sales ever, Bonham’s achieved the overall record for the most expensive car sold at auction – a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix car raced by Juan Manuel Fangio that sold for just under $30 million.
Many consider the Argentinian the world’s greatest racing car driver. In seven Formula One seasons – he missed one recovering from a nearly fatal injury – he was world champion five times and runnerup twice.
He died in 1995, at the age of 84. – Auctions Writer