Pieces of the Concorde Jet Will Soon Be Up for Auction

Sep 28, 2016

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If you’ve ever wanted to feel what it was like to fly on the Concorde Jet, you can come close to reliving the experience when pieces of the plane go up for auction this November.

Headphones from the Concorde jet are up for auction. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.
Headphones from the Concorde jet are up for auction. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.

You’ll be able to bid on items like toilet seats, oxygen masks, headphones and fine china at the Marc Labarbe auction house in Toulouse, France.

An attitude indicator from the Concorde. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.
An attitude indicator from the Concorde. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.

Metal washer rings used in the construction of the aircraft are expected to go for $11 while an official Concorde toilet seat could bring in an estimated $336.

A toilet seat from the Concorde jet is up for auction, which go for $336. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.
How much would you pay for a Concorde toilet seat? Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.

The Concorde, once a symbol of glamour, was retired from service in 2003 after more than 30 years of use by airlines like British Airways and Air France. It was the fastest commercial jet and completed some trans-Atlantic routes in half the time of regular jetliners, with flights from London to New York taking only 3.5 hours.

Seats from the Concorde 201, the first model in the series of jets. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.
Seats from the Concorde 201, the first model in the jet series. Image courtesy of Marc LaBarbe.

The plane was retired following a deadly crash in 2000 and falling revenues due to an unsustainable business model and a downturn in the aviation industry after the September 11 attacks. Lately though, there have been rumors of the plane returning to service sometime soon and Airbus has even filed a patent for a new Concorde 2 supersonic jet.

H/T: Daily Mail

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