Former Queensbury RAF mechanic's firm restores plane

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chris Wilson with the Harrier jump jet he is selling Buy this photo Chris Wilson with the Harrier jump jet he is selling

A fighter jet used during the Cold War and restored to its former glory by a Bradford aviation enthusiast is up for sale on auction website eBay.

Chris Wilson, of Queensbury, who served as a mechanic with the RAF, is advertising the Harrier jump jet for £69,999.

His company Jet Art Aviation Ltd bought the aircraft’s frame in November 2009 and spent months turning the two-seat plane into a museum-standard display piece.

Mr Wilson said: “Most people would have scrapped it because it was so far gone but through labour of love we have put it back together. It’s a unique aircraft, we have done it to all the specifications.

“It’s the only one in the world like it and it’s the only one that will be for sale like it.”

It is the seventh aircraft to be restored by Jet Art since the company was set up in 2006. Previous projects have included a 46 ft-long Sea Harrier, which was also advertised on eBay.

Bidding for the aircraft will close on Monday, February 14.

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11:08am Mon 7 Feb 11

albion says...

Does it come with ammunition?
Does it come with ammunition? albion
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11:16am Mon 7 Feb 11

Mike Strutter says...

Bidding currently at 92 k
Bidding currently at 92 k Mike Strutter
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12:44pm Mon 7 Feb 11

mad matt says...

It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that!
It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that! mad matt
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3:44pm Mon 7 Feb 11

sam-tyler says...

mad matt wrote:
It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that!
Nothing if some one in BD3 buys it.
[quote][p][bold]mad matt[/bold] wrote: It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that![/p][/quote]Nothing if some one in BD3 buys it. sam-tyler
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4:29pm Mon 7 Feb 11

Avro says...

The exact same highlight was in last weeks national press - typical T&A publishing last weeks news!
The exact same highlight was in last weeks national press - typical T&A publishing last weeks news! Avro
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5:05pm Mon 7 Feb 11

John Phillips says...

sam-tyler wrote:
mad matt wrote:
It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that!
Nothing if some one in BD3 buys it.
Lol ! :D
[quote][p][bold]sam-tyler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mad matt[/bold] wrote: It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that![/p][/quote]Nothing if some one in BD3 buys it.[/p][/quote]Lol ! :D John Phillips
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7:30am Tue 8 Feb 11

Cate03 says...

sam-tyler wrote:
mad matt wrote:
It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that!
Nothing if some one in BD3 buys it.
PMSL :)
[quote][p][bold]sam-tyler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mad matt[/bold] wrote: It'd be interesting to know how much it would cost to insure that![/p][/quote]Nothing if some one in BD3 buys it.[/p][/quote]PMSL :) Cate03
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