Get your very own Spitfire

Online Spitfire auction generates global interest – New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz

Trademe has listed right now a Spitfire for sale.

The listing of a vintage British World War II aircraft on the Trade Me website by an Auckland family has generated world-wide interest, even from Germany.

The Subritzky family, of Auckland’s North Shore, listed their Spitfire with the online auction site for an unspecified price.

The Vickers Supermarine single-seat Spitfire is one of fewer than 50 left in the world.

Mike Subritzky told the New Zealand Herald having the Spitfire was a privilege, with its history making it the best aircraft the family had owned.

“It’s a time capsule. It’s been around since 1944 and it’s special because it’s not a replica.”

Although the Subritzkys have not put an asking price on the aircraft, Spitfires in good condition can be worth up to $5 million, the newspaper reported.

I’m a bit short of $5 million, bugger!

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