Harrier jump-jet makes $180,000 in no reserve auction



2015-06-26 13:49:31

Harrier jump-jet makes $180,000 in no reserve auction

The 976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 jump-jet is an iconic British fighter plane

A ex-RAF 976 Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR3 jump-jet sold for 105,800 ($179,776) at Silverstone Auctions in Northamptonshire, UKon July 26.

1976 Harrier jet The ex-RAF Harrier jump-jet sold for $179,776 at Silverstone Auctions

A 988 Panavia Tornado F3 also performed well, achieving 36,800 ($62,508).

Managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, told the BBC: "We're very pleased that we've been able to secure such good prices for these historic fighter planes.

"There was a fantastic atmosphere in the room and a great sense of anticipation ahead of the sale.

"The Harrier certainly proved popular with the crowds and after some strong bidding the hammer went down to the sound of rapturous applause."

Other lots in the sale included a 1950 Healey Silverstone, which made 212,750 ($361,282).

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