The ultimate collectible for aviation geeks the world over is currently up for grabs on eBay: a hilariously real Concorde turbo-jet engine fitted with an afterburner.
Listed for a relatively reasonable £565,000 (AU$992,685), this Rolls-Royce Olympus 593-610 measures up to six metres in length by 1.5 metres in height, and weighs a staggering 3.5 tons (5.5 tons combined with the stand). Hence why the seller has explicitly stated collection only with any delivery requests to be negotiated at the buyer’s cost.
“Not able to fly but perfect to dismantle and repurpose into collectable pieces of furniture or art,” reads the condition report.
The eBay description of this Concorde turbo-jet engine adds: “This engine was fitted on wing no.3 position on Concorde reg.: G-BFKW number 214, (later changed to G-BOAG now positioned in the Museum of Flight Seattle, USA).”
“Concorde G-BFKW no. 214 delivery flight was from BAe Filton to LHR on 06/Feb/1980 and flown by Captain B. O. Walpole and on the same day for acceptance flight (flight 9) was flown by Captain E. B. Trubshaw.”
“Also the original Delivery Log book detailing all sub-assemblies, with original signatures/stamps by the engineers… This was the only engine British Airlines sold which had the afterburner fitted and the engine serial number plate attached. In addition, the only one for which the original Log Book for delivery has been released.”
Documentation this future loungeroom centrepiece comes with aside from the log book includes a British Airline & Auctioneers Certificate of Authenticity and a British Airlines Restriction of Use (“it must only be used for static display”).
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