Want a Virgin Atlantic plane? $445k on eBay

While there is only one bid on the used plane, the page is getting about 2000 views per hour. Photo / Getty Images
While there is only one bid on the used plane, the page is getting about 2000 views per hour. Photo / Getty Images

Lady Penelope, the first 747-400 series jumbo jet to enter service with Virgin Atlantic back in 1994, has been put on sale on eBay.

The plane, which flew her last commercial flight in September last year from JFK to Heathrow, has been sitting in an aeroplane graveyard in Arizona since then.

However despite being one of the most glamorous planes when she came into service, only one bid exists for Lady Penelope, of US$299,000 (NZ$445,000).

However while there is only one bid, the page is getting about 2000 views per hour.

Before making a bid though there are a few disclaimers:

1. The price does not include delivery.

2. You are basically buying the shell - the engines and all key avionics have been removed.

"We have all of the capabilities to disassemble and transport the plane in sections. It is also possible to section out the plane out if you only require the fuselage, cockpit or the wings," the seller, Concord Aerospace, says on eBay.

"Lady Penelope, as with all Virgin Atlantic plane liveries, has a unique feature that is the large illustration of their iconic 'Flying Lady' on both sides of the tail section," the pitch on the eBay page goes on.

"This is a 50' by 30' large-scale painting on the fuselage that could be cut out and can become one of the most unique aviation memorabilia in any collection."

- news.com.au

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