Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Fighter set to fetch over $4m

From the NZPA.
A former WW11 fighter in which ANZ technicians, trainees and volunteers invested thousands of hours of work is expected to be sold for up to A$4 million (NZ$4.94m) at auction in Australia.
The 1940 Hawker Hurricane Mk11A fighter - Battle of Britain veteran and one of only 11 (?) still in flying condition - will be offered at a military and aviation collectables auction in Melbourne on September 27. --------- Chief executive of the Wallis family's Alpine Deer Group - which owns the Alpine Fighter Collection - Graeme Ramshaw, said the Hurricane was going to auction as part of a sell up of the fighter collection.

Pic of ZK-TPK taken at Wanaka on 14-04-2006.

6 comments:

  1. Heard a rumour that if it was sold, air nz would ask for payment for the work they did..... 3 mil?? Just a rumour tho

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  2. One of my secret squirrels noted an aircraft that looked like it could have been a wrapped up Hurricane on the wharf in Wellington.
    This was about three months ago.
    So maybe it was indeed this aircraft heading out !

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  3. There is a full page advert in the latest [September 09] Australian Aviation Magazine.

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  4. It seems that we are losing quite alot of our NZ based warbirds. Most if not all the Polikarpovs and now the Hurricane.

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  6. bad enough we lost the spitfire,i see on trade me the chipmunk,tiger moth,and gypsy engine for sale as well,how long before there is nothing

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