Classic Jag returns home

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Cars, unless they’re kept within families for generations (or left forgotten in a shed), tend to change hands and see the world, winding up at opposite ends of counties, countries and even continents.

However, a classic 1948 Jaguar MK IV sports saloon once owned by Arthur Whittaker (former deputy chairman of Jaguar Cars) was reunited with his family – in mint condition – 67 years after he waved goodbye to it. Sold for a not inconsiderable £70,000 at a recent Brooklands auction in Surrey, its new owners are Whittaker’s four granddaughters – Lucy, Sally, Sarah and Charlotte – who discovered by chance only two weeks previous that the car was for sale.

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