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Impeccable pedigree - WW2 Fighter pilots racing Lagonda for sale.<br />
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A classic car that was sold by a grieving father who believed his swashbuckling RAF pilot to be dead during World War Two, has emerged for sale for £92,000.<br />
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The 1931 Lagonda Open Tourer first came into the possession of Wing Commander Paddy Barthropp, during the Second World War, when he swapped it with 400 gallons of 100-octane aviation fuel he had 'liberated' from RAF Hawkinge.<br />
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In the early 1940s, whilst flying on missions over Germany and France, he was shot down and imprisoned with in Colditz Castle. <br />
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His father, not hearing from him for some time, assumed he'd been killed and sold the car on his behalf.