1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto Vehicle Profile

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 photograph

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Monoposto
The first Daimler-Benz formula racing car built after the war. In this car, Juan Manuel Fangio won the 1954 and 1955 world championship titles. When new formula racing regulations were introduced in 1954 that allowed an engine displacement of 750cc in the supercharged version or of 2.5-liters in the naturally aspired version, Daimler-Benz opted for the naturally aspirated version and the development of the car was put in the capable hands of Rudolf Uhlenhaut. The first entry of the new W 196 R in the French Grand Prix at Reims ended with Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling scoring a double victory. Overall, Daimler-Benz won four out of the six remaining races after entering the competition three races into the 1954 season. The 1955 season proved even more successful, with the Daimler Benz team winning 5 out of 7 races.


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Chassis#: 196 010 00006/54
Sold for $29,604,866
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 

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