I have heard conflicting views about it's future in Toronto. One says that some museums in the US are looking to purchase this, while another has an owner just parking the plane exactly where it is. And yet another, says it's up for sale!
Anyone here know the real story?
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BOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
This aircraft used to be in front of the Constellation Hotel, a mile or so east of the ariport, for a short while and then it was moved to it's present location. I doubt it is worth salvaging, but it's parts maybe valuable for any restoration project out there.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1655 times:
HAHA you couldnt restore it to flying condition, the wings have been clipped and shortened....
A few years back when the restaurant closed it was for sale, the were asking about $6 hundred grand for it, not sure you could get that much if you sold it for scrap....its been gutted so its not of much other use...
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LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4542 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
The only thing of great importance in the aircraft right now is the interior. A lot of Connie restoration projects would love to get a hold of the cabin panels, window frames, bathroom and galley fixtures, etc. The seats were non-period, but a lot of the rest of the cabin/cockpit was!
As far as the rest of the airframe ... well, it was pretty well made non flyable when it was made into a restaurant.
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