Car auction to feature jet liner
Image: Bill Abbott, 2011
At a typical classic car auction you will find that the most unusual lots tend to be rare, exotic or extremely old vehicles. In amongst common classics like the Subaru Brat, you might encounter a Bentley or a Ferrari, which will get enthusiasts excited and attract some big spenders.
However, an auction that is set to take place in Canada this month has perhaps the most unusual lot of them all. As well as featuring classic cars for sale, the Toronto Spring Auction will feature a 1983 Boeing 767 airplane.
This particular plane is historically interesting for two key reasons. Firstly, it was amongst one of the earliest passenger planes to make the leap from analogue instruments over to digital LCD displays and secondly, it was involved in a death-defying incident back when it was in service.
It is known as the Gimli Glider because after running out of fuel half way through a flight, due to a computer error, it had to be landed by its pilot with no power at all.
The plane could sell for anywhere between $2 million and $3 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. You can expect the classics for sale to be a little more affordable.