How Much Would You Pay for a Fully Functional Spitfire Airplane?

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A fully restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire shot over France during the Second World War has sold at auction for $4.8 million (£3,106,500). That’s a new record.

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Proceeds have been donated to wildlife and veterans’ charities.

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Prince William inspecting the plane. (Christie’s)

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Contact the author at george@io9.com and @dvorsky. Images: Christie’s

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armandthegreat
armandthegreat

Prince Harry inspecting the plane reminds me of Kim Jon Un...inspecting planes