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A classic Le Mans racing car that belonged to an heroic Battle of Britain pilot has emerged for sale in bits for £55,000.<br />
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The 1959 Lotus Elite was owned from new by Flight Lieutenant James Richard Stoop, better known as Dickie.<br />
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The heroic RAF flyer was a known motoring enthusiast and he entered his state-of-the-art vehicle into the 24-hour race just eleven days after purchasing it.