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Dusty jaguar left in shed since 1975 sells for £85,000

The jaguar had been expected to fetch around £30,000. Credit: ITV Anglia

A dusty old E-type Jaguar, which had been left in a shed since 1975, has sold at auction for more than £85,000.

It went under the hammer at Duxford today and was expected to for go around £30,000.

It went for over twice that amount, finally reaching £85,800. It’s estimated it will cost that amount again to get the car the back to pristine condition.

The car had been left to gather dust in a shed since 1975. Credit: ITV Anglia

Duxford auction offering "rare and valuable" cars

A number of rare cars will be on sale Credit: ITV News Anglia

A specialist auction of rare and valuable cars will take place later this week in Cambridgeshire.

The sale at Duxford will feature hundreds of lots from across the last century.

This Jaguar has been in a shed since 1975 Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We've got 138 cars and 61 motorcycles going under the hammer...There's a wonderful mix, really diverse, and values anywhere from £10,000 to £300,000."

– Damian Jones, H&H Auctions


New air museum nears completion

The new American Air Museum at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford will officially open in March 2016.

It's taken five years to transform the iconic building which contains US aircraft from the 1930s to the present day.

American Air Museum at Duxford Credit: Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum says the building will contain the best collection of American military aircraft on public display outside North America.

It will also act as a memorial to the 30,000 US airmen and women who were killed while serving from Great Britain during the Second World War.

Travel advice ahead of Duxford's 'Battle of Britain Air Show'

Duxford's Battle of Britain Air Show takes place this weekend and as usual reminders are being put out to drivers not heading to the show to avoid the area, in particular the M11 around junction 10.

"Although there won't be any road closures, we expect the M11 at junction 10 to be much busier than normal throughout the weekend. The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show has attracted a large number of visitors to IWM Duxford and we strongly advise road users in the area to plan ahead and allow extra journey time in case of any delays. The air show is advance tickets only and sold out, so if you don't have a ticket please do not travel the air show."

– Nigel Allsopp, Highways England

Highways England will provide live traffic information via its website.

Duxford prepares for 'Battle of Britain' show this weekend

Previous display at Duxford Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford's preparing for one of it's biggest shows.

The Battle of Britain Show will take place over the weekend, marking the 75th anniversary of the assault.

The highlights include a flypast of 20 Spitfires - flying in mass formation as they did in 1940.

The red arrows will also be taking part and the roads around the M11 at Duxford are expected to be busy.


Rare WW2 jeep stolen from Duxford Imperial War Museum

The rare 1944 Willys Jeep stolen from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The owner of a rare Second World War jeep stolen while it was on show at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford says he's been left devastated as it belonged to his father.

The American Marine used it while he was stationed at Pearl Harbour during the war.

It was being displayed as part of a classic vehicle event when it was taken on Sunday.

The 73-year-old owner, who doesn't want to be named, says it has 'great sentimental value' and just wants it back.

"It is extremely upsetting to lose the Jeep because it held such fond memories of my father.

"These Jeeps were built to last no longer than a week, or one tank of fuel. Soldiers even had printed instructions on how to destroy them quickly to prevent them falling into enemy hands.”

– Jeep's owner
Police in Cambridgeshire want help from the public in recovering the stolen jeep. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Duxford: 25th anniversary for firm helping aviation fans relive the past

It's not just humans who support the theory that age is just a number.

The historic aircraft at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridgeshire are keen to show that, despite getting on for nearly 80 years old, they've still got what it takes to take to the air, carrying more than 7,000 visitors a year.

The pleasure flights are run by Classic Wings and to celebrate their 25th Birthday have taken to the skies for a special wing to wing flight.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Drivers warned to allow extra journey time ahead of Duxford Air show

The Imperial War Museum, Duxford Credit: ITV News Anglia

Drivers planning to attend the VE day anniversary air show at Duxford this weekend are being warned to allow extra journey time and plan ahead, as nearly 10,000 tickets have already been sold.

Highways England say it's to help keep traffic flowing and minimise disruption.

""Although there won't be any road closures, we expect the M11 at junction ten to be much busier than normal throughout the weekend.We'll have extra traffic officer patrols and recovery vehicles on standby, and we'll keep customers informed with real-time travel information online and via variable message signs."

– Nigel Allsopp, Highways England Events Planning Manager
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