Nightly News   |  July 12, 2013

Mercedes auctioned for $30 million

The single-seater car is the only one of its kind not in a museum, and still retains dings from its racing career. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and now we know how much people will pay for a car if it's the right car. a mercedes single seater has been purchased at auction for a record $30 million. it's the only one of its kind not in a museum or private hands. and it's valuable because it's still dinged up from its racing career. it hasn't been restored. its luster comes from having been driven by the argentinean motor racing legend juan manuel fangio , an astoundingly courageous, talented driver who dominated the early years of formula 1 racing and had a great ride.