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Rare car is sold for six figures

A RARE Jaguar sports car once owned by flying ace Alex Henshaw has sold for £100,500 at auction.

A RARE Jaguar sports car once owned by flying ace Alex Henshaw has sold for £100,500 at auction.

The green 1954 Jaguar XK120SE Coupe -the last of its type produced - was snapped up by a mystery buyer at a Bonhams sale in Sussex.

Mr Henshaw was chief Spitfire test pilot at Vickers' Castle Bromwich works during the Second World War and was famous for flying one of the planes upside down over Birmingham Town Hall.

He lived for several years at Hampton-on-Arden and often "commuted" to work in a light aircraft, taking off from a field behind his house in Old Station Road.

 

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