Concorde memorabilia sold at auction in Dorchester

A COUPLE of cabin seats from a Concorde plane have sold at auction in Dorchester.

The cabin seats sold for £1,235 with inclusion of fees at Duke’s Auctioneers as part of the Interior auction on June 30.

The seats, which measured 115cm high and 110cm wide, were sold with titanium runners and a newspaper cutting taken from Concorde after the 1985 refurbishment.

The BAC Concorde is a Franco-British supersonic airliner jointly developed and manufactured by France’s Sud Aviation (later Aérospatiale) and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Construction of the six prototypes began in February 1965, and the first flight took off from Toulouse on March 2, 1969.

The market was predicted for 350 aircraft, and the manufacturers received up to 100 option orders from many major airlines, but only 20 were built – including six non-commercial aircrafts.

The project was retired on October 24, 2003.

The seats and newspaper archive were estimated to sell for £2,000.

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