A full-scale Spitfire Mk.IX static reproduction has been spotted for sale. The listing states (in part):
Newly built, highly detailed static replica suitable for a variety of purposes. This museum quality reproduction has been painstakingly created over the last 3 years taking over 2,500 hours of work. The main structure is a plywood interior which mirrors real Spitfire frames in position which has been over-covered with GRP (Fibre Glass). The GRP is graded to last over 25 years and longer if kept painted. Flying surfaces are fixed to prevent water ingress. Viewable cockpit interior, not absolutely complete but very convincing. Tyres are real and inflated on plywood rims which turn on robust steel axels. Tailwheel is non-operable but towing dolly available with sale… Finished in the colours of 74 Sqn, PV144 was flown by Squadron Leader Hayter in the ground attack role in late 1944.
The reproduction is located in Carlisle, United Kingdom and is currently available for £28,950, although offers are also being accepted. Click here to check out the listing.