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Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz
had been a dominant force in Grand Prix. Winning nine victories out of the 12 races it entered, meet the W196, the car that could emerge as the most expensive F1 racer ever sold.
Encompassing the best of what German engineers had to offer, the W196 was an absolute tour-de-force after winning back-to-back world championships upon its debut in 1954 and 1955.