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A car nut who spent five years faithfully building a magnificent replica of Sir Malcolm Campbell's Blue Bird racing car from scratch has sold it for more than £260,000.
Lord Lorne Jacobs constructed the 12ft long machine in homage to the legendary driver's Napier Blue Bird car which set the world land speed record of 196mph in 1927.
The eccentric motor enthusiast used his garden shed at his suburban semi-detached home in Northolt, Middlesex, as the workshop for the mammoth project.
He sold his 21st century version at an auction held by Bonhams at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hants, for £264,000.