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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1954 - 1955
Numbers built:10 (4 Streamliners)
Internal name:W196
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 08, 2013
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Chassis 000 03/54 Originally built with a streamliner body, this W196 was later converted to the more conventional open-wheel configuration. In its original guise, it was used by Juan Manuel Fangio to score the W196's debut victory at Reims. Fangio used it again at Silverstone before switchin>>>

Chassis 000 06/54 One of the first pair of open-wheel W196s built, this example made a victorious debut in the hands of Juan Manuel Fangio during the 1954 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Fangio won again at the subsequent Swiss Grand Prix, while for the final races of the year, cha>>>

Chassis 000 08/54 Chassis 000 08 was the final W196 built in 1954 and did not debut until the final race of the year. At this, the Spanish Grand Prix, Juan Manuel Fangio drove the long wheelbase car to a second place finish. In the following season, Karl Kling placed it second in the Buenos A>>>

Chassis 000 13/55 The second to last W196 built, chassis 000 13 was called into service three times during the 1955 season, at each occasion sporting the shortest wheelbase available. On his way to his second world championship, Juan Manuel Fangio drove the not so unlucky '13' to second place>>>

  Article Image gallery (57) Chassis (4) Specifications