Supermarine Spitfire XIVe RN201 (N201TB) has hit the market. The listing states (in part):
“Post WWII, this Spitfire XIVe was part of the Belgian Air Force. It was displayed on a pole at a Belgian Air Force Base from 1953-1990. In 1990 it was sold to a British buyer who returned the Spitfire to the UK. It was restored by Historic Flying Ltd. between 2000-2002. It was then sold to the current owner in 2007 who has operated the Spitfire in the United States ever since. In 2007 this Spitfire won the EAA Grand Champion Award at Sun N’ Fun in Florida.”
The airframe has reportedly amassed only 117 hrs since restoration, which included new wing spars and the replacement of all rivets with aluminum rivets. The Rolls Royce Griffon 66 engine is also said to 117 hrs SMOH by Universal Airmotive. The machine is currently being offered for £1,900,000. Click here or here to check out complete listings.
(Photo: By Mike Freer – Touchdown-Aviation via Wikimedia Commons)