Concorde nose cone bought for £100,000

   
     

 

An anonymous London entrepreneur has forked out nearly £100,000 for the nose cone of a British Airways Concorde, with the famous “droop nose” to grace the wall of the property magnate’s house.
     
According to the London Evening Standard, the antique dealer responsible for the sale, Andrew Lamberty, had purchased the piece for £55,000 from the curator of the British Airways museum.

“It’s definitely going to retain its value,” Mr Lamberty said, calling the nose cone a “great piece of British history”.

“It looks super-cool – it’s a real piece of James Bond-style finishing.

“It’s a very, very rare thing.”

One of only two spares BA had owned, Mr Lamberty believes the nose cone will be the last to come to market, the newspaper reported.

A buy not to be sneezed at

“It’s a very nice object in itself.”

“Often when things are designed to go at high speed, they’re often very beautiful too.”

The Concorde flew commercially from 1976 to 2003.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H
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