If you’ve just won the Lottery, one of the most iconic fighters of the Cold War is up for sale – and it’s very reasonably priced.
Platinum Fighter Sales has an airworthy Lockheed CF-104D Starfighter for sale at only $850,000 (currently about £620,000).
The aircraft comes with a vast spare parts inventory, including two General Electric J-79 engines and 150 mainwheel tyres, in addition to brakes, control surfaces, canopies and drag chutes.
Platinum Fighters says the Mach 2 two-seat trainer has 2,500 hours total time, and is in ‘excellent condition’.
Registered as an Experimental category exhibition aircraft, it has a coveted ‘pre-moratorium’ status that allows it to be flown ‘on condition’ with a yearly inspection.
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Keith Charlot via Platinum Fighter Sales