WWII Spitfire up for sale at £2m

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London, Mar 30 (ANI): A fully functioning Second World War Spitfire has been put up for sale at 2milllion pounds.

While the plane was originally, a single-seater, it has been refitted with a passenger seat.

The 1944 Supermarine-designed aircraft was uncovered from a scrap yard by an aviation enthusiast, late Charles Church in 1970.

It was sold in 1989 to Alan Dunkerley, who eventually resold it to the late Paul Portelli in June 2002.

The plane is being sold for 1.5m-2m pounds by a private owner.

"We are greatly honoured to be entrusted with the sale of such a distinguished and historic aircraft," the Telegraph quoted James Knight, MD of Bonhams Collector's Motoring Department which is managing the sale of 'G-ILDA'.

This not the first time that a Spitfire has been put on sale, last September the same auction house sold a non-airworthy 1945 Supermarine Spitfire for a record price of 1.1 million pounds. (ANI)

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