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Rare Ferrari could raise half a million for air ambulance

A rare 1964 Ferrari has been left to the East Anglian Air Ambulance to auction. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 1964 Ferrari 330GT is expected to make more than half a million pounds in a charity auction for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The specially commissioned Nembo Spyder - with a 4 litre V12 - was owned by motor enthusiast and collector Richard Allen from Essex until he died on 26 November.

He left the car to be to be auctioned off in memory of the time the ambulance came to the help of one of his fellow racing drivers after a crash.

Previous auctions of the same car have seen sales of £660,000.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

The car will be auctioned H&H Classics at Duxford on March 29th.


Pensioner still changing road signs showing metric measurements

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A pensioner from Huntingdon has been fighting to rid the streets of metric measurements by changing road signs to only show imperial measurements

Derek Norman who's 82, is the chairman of the Active Resistance to Metrification group and has spent the past 16 years removing and altering almost 2,000 road signs across the country

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"It's part of our culture and heritage, why should we abandon that? That was our idea that we wanted to preserve our history and it would just be wiped out if everything went metric... I still prefer, and I think most people prefer to use imperial measurements especially with weight height or distance and as I say I think the majority of people still prefer that."

– Derek Norman

At its height the group had a hundred members, targeting high profile places including the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament.

However Derek concedes he's now fighting a losing battle and that in 20 years time he predicts all measurements will be metric.

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