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Vintage Mercedes sells for £4 million

A Mercedes-Benz which for years was kept in a farm building has become the second most expensive car in the world after it sold for £4.1 million.

The two-seater sports car, made in 1929, was sold to an anonymous buyer at an auction at Goodwood on Friday.

It was one of several cars owned by George Milligen, a private collector who died this year after amassing a collection of vintage cars on his farm in Norfork

He bought it for a few hundred pounds in 1941, at the height of World War II, when almost no one in Britain would buy a German car.

The Mercedes-Benz SKK was one of only 36 ever made. The world's most expensive car remains a 1930 Bugatti Type 41 Royale, one of only six made, which sold at auction in 1987 for £5.5 million.

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