Concorde enthusiasts keen to own a little piece of supersonic history may get the opportunity to buy one of the aircraft's passenger seats.
Oxfordshire company MGR Foamtex has bought 500 luxury plane seats and now plans to restore to them to their former glory before selling them on.
The British Airways Concorde chairs will be transformed to make them suitable for work and home.
The seats will be priced at £5,000 in the UK and $10,000 in America.
Jon Rose, of MGR Foamtex, said: "We believe that this will be the last real chance for anyone to own a Concorde seat.
"All the others that we know of are on aircraft in museums or there are odd ones and twos in the hands of collectors."
A temporary Concorde exhibition in Filton, South Gloucestershire, which opens on 18 August is expected to attract huge interest.
Visitors will be able to take a tour of Concorde 216, which made an historic final flight into Filton in November 2003, watched by thousands.
The plane's history is explained via displays in a visitor centre and there will be a guided tour of the Airbus factory where Concorde was built.
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2430 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8310 times:
Very nice, though I wouldn't want the seat reconfigured in any way because at $10,000. I wouldn't often sit in it and it would be usually covered. At that price, I won't be picking one up, anyway, but it would sure make a hell of a conversation piece!
"there will be a guided tour of the Airbus factory where Concorde was built."
I suppose it would be nitpicking to mention that, at the time Concorde was built, it WASN'T the AIRBUS factory.
Newyork355 From France, joined Jul 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8249 times:
What do airlines do with seats when they upgrade their fleet? I would love to get a hold of some airline seats, but I don't know where to start looking. I'll tell you guys one thing, I am NOT spending $10,000 for a Concorde chair (as much as I want one though...).
Imonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 8223 times:
Well it cost a little more than My Herman Miller chair, which I wouldnt trade for anything, but then I would be at cross roads, concorde chair or this? If I had the dough to blow then I would, also trying to convince ones parents why they need $10000 for a chair is proving to be a bit harder than I thought.