|This restored Mk.1 Spitfire warplane was flown by a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot during World War II. (© 2011 John Dibbs)|
A British warplane that was shot down in 1940 during World War II and was later meticulously restored to flying condition is slated to hit the auction block this summer.
The fighter plane — one of only two original Mk. 1 Spitfire models still able to fly — will be sold to commemorate the 75th anniversary of two pivotal WWII skirmishes: the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. The historic aircraft could fetch up to $3.8 million, according to Christie's London, the auction house handling the sale.
Any takers? (I'm lookin' at you, ML.)