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Old Fri, Jul-12-2013, 07:30:57 PM   #1
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This 1954 Mercedes W196 was part of a group of race cars that won nine of 12 World Championship-qualifying races in 1954 and '55.
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A 1954 Mercedes-Benz race car sold for a record $30 million at an auction in England Friday.
While collectible cars have been sold privately for more, this is the highest price ever paid for a car at a public auction. Until today, the record had been held by a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa Prototype which sold at an auction in California in 2011 for $16.4 million.
The Mercedes W196R Formula 1 race car, powered by a 2.5-liter 8-cylinder engine, was one of a group of race cars that won 9 World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix races in 1954 and '55.
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This car, in particular, won two of those races. It was driven by legendary Argentinian-born driver Juan Manuel Fangio and is the only W196 race car not currently housed in a museum or owned by Mercedes-Benz.
The price includes a 12% commission for the Bonham's auction company, which sold the car.
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Other things you could buy for $30 Million


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Money : some people shit it.
Financial freedom. Buyer has it.

He is therefore allowed to buy a m3.
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That's one hell of an amazing car and piece of history though
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I don't even.

Usually i'd say "i'd rather buy" but that doesn't work here. If u can buy a 30 mil buck car u can buy damn near anything.

I'm not even sure that Lebron, A-Rod, or Jay Z could buy that without having serious heartache.


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I don't even.

Usually i'd say "i'd rather buy" but that doesn't work here. If u can buy a 30 mil buck car u can buy damn near anything.

I'm not even sure that Lebron, A-Rod, or Jay Z could buy that without having serious heartache.


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I think LeDouche james bought Pat Riley's old mansion in South Beach for around 50mil. I could be wrong though. If that it is true I think he could afford the merc.

Jordan could probably afford buying that car as well.
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Last time I saw LeDouche james bought Pat Riley's old mansion in South Beach for around 50mil. I could be wrong though. If that it is true I think he could afford the merc.
Different. I'm not sure anybody is going to finance a 30mil car


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I don't even.

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Labron that ass has big money. Not zo or grebs dad money but in the hundreds of mills.
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Here's the #8 and #10 cars.. Imagine these things being totaled around the corner



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