Flyable Hurricane For Sale

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One of about a dozen flyable Hawker Hurricane fighters will go on the auction block in England in December. The Hurricane Mk. X11a is now owned by the Historic Aircraft Collection in Duxford and is expected to fetch about $2.7 million when prestigious auction house Bonhams puts it on the block. "This Hurricane is one of only a handful of these iconic aircraft still flying today, and is presented for sale in highly original condition. We expect it will be a lot that will generate much interest among buyers at our December sale," Bonhams said in a release. It's not clear why the Duxford group is selling the aircraft. It also owns a Spitfire, Nimrod and Hawker Fury.

The aircraft in question was built by Canadian Car Foundry in 1942 and was in the Royal Canadian Air Force in various roles until 1947, when it was bought by a group in Saskatchewan. It was restored in the 1980s and flew in 1989. It still has its 12 Browning machine guns. It's been in Duxford since 2002.