THIS SEAT WAS REMOVED FROM THE PRIVATE STATEROOM OF A BOEING 707 (VR-AND OLD: Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG) (closed), China">CAN) THAT WAS USED AS THE PERSONAL AIRCRAFT OF THE SHAH OF IRAN PRIOR TO HIS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE....THE AIRCRAFT SAT IN THE ARIZONA DESERT, ALL SEALED UP, UNTIL IT WAS DESTROYED RECENTLY...THIS SEAT RECLINES, GOES BACK AND FORTH AND SIDEWAYS....IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND PROBABLY COST MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO BUILD NEW...THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY OR JUST TO BUY A VERY ITNERESTING SEAT...
Photo © Frank Schaefer
Photo © Mick Bajcar
|Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 11):|
One of its selling points when new was the 720's lightweight structure. It helped give it sparkling performance (for its size) and good range.
|Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 8):|
I sell and consult on commercial airliners for a living, and this is a complete joke. I could, with 10 days notice, deliver to almost anyone in the world a Boeing 707-300F or -300 VIP with current maintenance and checks according to original Boeing specs for less than $500k. Only catch is the need to huskit to Stage III, and only one complete 707-300 hushkit remains from Burbank Aero's former operation (and possible parts for a second kit). Either way, this advertisement is a joke.
|Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 13):|
Well, given the photos in the ad, I would say that this a disposal sale as a parts donor, and that it is not intended to be sold to make airwothy. Either the seller has a sentimental reason, a liquidation sale, for wanting to sell as whole, or it's a hoax. It would be a considerable money pit to make this aircraft safe for flight. A 707 airframe could bring as much as 4 million if parted out, however 300K is possible, but not much more than that.
|Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 14):
$4 million huh? Call me next time your in SoCal and I'll take you on a trip to Mojave and VCV. You can see firsthand what an airframe like this is worth - parts or otherwise. $4 million.. good one. I'm still laughing.
|Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 17):|
Keep laughing. That's a figure according to the DoD on the rate of parts savings they achieved with the KC-135, by buying up 707 aircraft for sale worldwide, from 1984-99. Now bear in mind, that was with the conversion of the the A models to 135E's with the re-engining with JT3C's.