Hot Wheels: The 10 Most Expensive Cars of All Time
#10: 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R “Silver Arrow”
In the 1950s, Juan Manuel Fangio was considered to be the best F1 driver alive. He won the World Championship of Drivers five separate times, which remained a record for the next 46 years. Fangio drove this car in 1955 and 1956, which is only one of the reasons why it is so special.
The other reason is that this car represents Mercedes-Benz’s return to racing, complete with revolutionary fuel-injection technology, and was one of only 14 made. Only ten are still in existence, and only one has ever been sold on the open market- this one. The others are either in museums, or still in the company’s possession. It sold for a whopping $29 million in 2013 at a huge auction in England.