Juan Manuel Fangio's historic Mercedes-Benz up for auction

Juan Manuel Fangio's historic Mercedes-Benz up for auction
Juan Manuel Fangio's historic Mercedes-Benz up for auction

Five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio's 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 laid undiscovered in a warehouse for almost 30 years and now it could fetch around £5 million at auction.

The car features a 2.5-litre straight-8 engine and technology that was trail-blazing at the time, including fuel-injection, a lightweight chassis and all-round inboard-mounted brakes that out-performed anything released previously.