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Steed's original plate.<br />
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John Steed's Broadspeed Jag is coming up for auction - but unfortunately the iconic motor looks like its had one to many run-ins with the New Avengers villains.<br />
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The V12 Jaguar driven by dashing secret agent John Steed in the cult 1970s show The New Avengers has emerged for sale for £12,000 after it was discovered languishing in a barn.<br />
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The 1976 racing green Jaguar XJ12 was one of the stars of the show alongside Patrick Macnee who played Steed, Joanna Lumley as Purdey and Gareth Hunt as Gambit, a team of plucky crime-fighting Brits.<br />
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The beefed-up motor was among the best known cars on television in its time and was snapped up by a collector once the series ended in 1977.<br />
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However it disappeared from public view in the mid 1990s and was considered 'lost' until it emerged recently having spent the last 20 years rotting in a lock-up.