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Bruce e

Spitfire Mk1 P9374 Full interactive story of its restoration

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Update to my original post.

There are only two remaining Mk.1 models in the world and both belong to Thomas Kaplan. He said bringing the plane back to life was a personal adventure.

"First and foremost it is arguably one of the most beautiful pieces of technology ever created. It is physically beautiful, aesthetically beautiful. It is as graceful as any piece of modernist design," said Kaplan.

"The spitfire is in a way the most iconic symbol of the battle of Britain and that was really one of the most pivotal turning points in modern history. The implications of what would've happened if Britain had fallen are possibilities are something which stagger the imagination," he said.

The sale at Christie's will benefit the RAF Benevolent Fund, and Panthera, a leading wildlife conservation charity.

Goes under the hammer today at Christie's with estimates of £1.5 to £2.5 all proceeds donated by its owner to the RAF Benevolent Fund & 

http://www.christies.com/spitfire/interactive/index.html

Edited by Bruce e

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