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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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The eccentric motor enthusiast used his garden shed at his suburban semi-detached home in Northolt, Middlesex, as the workshop for the mammoth project.<br />
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He sold his 21st century version at an auction held by Bonhams at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hants, for £264,000.