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Wartime memories

IT might not be James Bond's Aston Martin, but a rare car with a Secret Service past is among the entry of classic vehicles on offer in BCA's next Classic & Historic sale at the historic venue of Brooklands – the spiritual home of British motorsport.

The sale takes place on the evening of Monday, June 7, and features a selection of Edwardian, vintage, thoroughbred and competition motor cars, motorcycles and related memorabilia.

The 1938 Packard Six four-door sedan was originally supplied to Sir James and Lady Kemnal before being requisitioned by the War Department after hostilities broke out.

According to Geoffrey Pidgeon, author of The Secret Wireless War and renowned historian of the period, it is believed to have been used by MI6 as a communications car.

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