The classic biplane that flew above the savanna in the popular Academy-Award-winning 1985 film "Out of Africa" will go up for auction in February in Paris, Bonhams announced this week. The biplane was featured in several scenes when stars Meryl Streep and Robert Redford flew together to explore the beauty and wildlife of the Kenya highlands. The airplane, a 1929 De Havilland 60GMW Gipsy Moth, is in excellent condition and ready to fly, according to Bonhams.
The aircraft still wears the same yellow-and-black livery and registration G-AAMY (in homage to English aviatrix Amy Johnson) seen in the film. The auction will be held at the Grand Palais from February 6 to 7, Bonhams said. Bidding for the aircraft is expected to be in excess of $180,000.