EZYAirbus
Topic Author
Posts: 2318
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:57 am

Vulcan Sold On EBay For £15000

Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:46 am

Vulcan bomber sale nets £15,000

The former RAF nuclear bomber put up for auction on the internet has been sold for £15,000 to a pub landlord.
A Manchester publican had the highest offer when the week long bidding closed on eBay on Saturday.

He is due to hand over a cheque to the owner Brian Bateson on Sunday at Blackpool Airport, where the plane has stood for 21 years.

A spokesman for the airport said the jet's new owner would be revealing his plans for the plane and its new home.

Earlier this week eBay had to deal with hoax bids of more than £7m.

Pilot Mr Bateson, who bought the XL391 from the RAF, had set a reserve price of £6,000.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/3989019.stm

Glenn


http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
N1120A
Posts: 26467
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:40 pm

RE: Vulcan Sold On EBay For £15000

Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:50 am

Is the plane airworthy? If so, good deal
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
 
EZYAirbus
Topic Author
Posts: 2318
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:57 am

RE: Vulcan Sold On EBay For £15000

Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:53 am

Is the plane airworthy?

Its been stood at Blackpool for 21yrs, somehow I dont think its airworthy

Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
skysurfer
Posts: 1034
Joined: Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:37 am

RE: Vulcan Sold On EBay For £15000

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:08 am


Well hopefully it will be around for another 21 years....i remember seeing XH558(?) flying at Finningly airshow in 1991 and i was mesmerized by it. Does anyone know if Woodford still has their white vulcan? I've been out the country for over 2 years now so i've not kept up to speed on a lot of things.

Cheers
In the dark you can't see ugly, but you can feel fat
 
jamotcx
Posts: 839
Joined: Sun May 16, 2004 10:20 am

RE: Vulcan Sold On EBay For £15000

Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:10 am

Does anyone know if Woodford still has their white vulcan?

Yup, they sure do. See it everytime I fly in and out of MAN Big grin


Jamo

[Edited 2004-11-08 00:11:07]

Who is online