For those aviation enthusiasts who would like to own an Avro Vulcan but feel that they simply do not have a sufficiently large garage in which to hangar the beast, there is a more manageable alternative currently available on eBay for the modest sum of £1m+.
It's fair to say that even the most space-starved plane-spotter will be able to find a corner for this example of the type - complete with wings and original Cold War camouflage scheme. The details are as follows:
Having scoured my bedroom for something to sell on ebay today as it is free listings for 0.01p-0.99p, i have reluctantly decided to sell my hand made Vulcan Bomber XL-391 Paper Airplane.
I thought that this would be an ideal time to sell it, what with all the press publicity going on, with the real one up in Blackpool.
I have not actually tested if the plane can fly, i will leave this to the lucky winning bidder.
The tail fin of this plane is not actuallty properly attached, the winning bidder will have to refix this themselves. I can provide help with this simple task.
Please note that this is a one-off so could become very valuable in years to come.
Happy Bidding !!!!
Now, £1m is a lot of wonga for a paper plane, but that's nothing compared to the £7m bidding frenzy recently provoked by the sale of the real thing. Earlier this week, bids for Vulcan XL391 reached this heady figure before eBay regained control of the situation and scrubbed the bogus bids. With roughly 24 hours to go before the auction closes, an offer in excess of £11k is required to secure a piece of aviation history. ®
Thanks to reader Devin Giddings for his plane-spotting efforts.