WE ARE INVITING OFFERS FOR THE 4 V BOMBER COCKPITS TO SELL AS A SINGLE COLLECTION. IF NO OFFER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED THE COCKPITS WILL BE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY AT AUCTION. NOTE THE BUYERS PREMIUM FOR THIS IS 15%+VAT.
We are pleased to be offering a unique private collection of part restored V Bomber cockpits, along with many additional individual items from the collection. This is a rare opportunity to own a collection accumulated over many years.
Due to the nature of this collection being former military service items, and as such the materials used in the manufacturing of them, the owner accepts no liability following the transfer of ownership. It is the buyers responsibility to satisfy themselves of the implications of owning former military vehicles and equipment.
THE SELLER HAS MANY ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES FOR THE COLLECTION WHICH CAN BE DISCUSSED UPON OFFERS BEING MADE ON THE COLLECTION.
THERE WILL ALSO BE MANY INDIVIDUAL LOTS OF ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING EJECTION SEATS, DIALS ETC TO FOLLOW IN THE AUCTION.
THE CATALOGUE IS IN PROGRESS. PLEASE CONTACT RIK ALEXANDER [email protected] for any additional information or to discuss an offer. 07468333137
We are currently inviting offers on the entire collection, with a view to going to auction as catalogued if the complete collection has not been sold.
From left to right, Victor B2 XH670, Vulcan B2/K2 XH560, VictorK2 XH669 At rear Valiant B1 XD826
These cockpits have been stored and maintained whilst gathering the necessary parts that may be used in order to make them an accurate restoration of how they would have been during their operational life. Most parts required have either been fitted in the cockpits but some additional parts that have not yet been fitted are included in this lot. There are many items that are stored here that are common to each type of aircraft, possibly the best opportunity for any museum or collector interested in the V Bombers to acquire such rare items in one sale.
The cockpits are in good restorable condition and really require ‘finishing’ re-painting and final fitting out using the parts held in storage here.
NOTE: The buyers premium for the cockpits lots is set at 15%+vat. This is due to it being a former vehicle classification.
This applies to lots 2-5 in this sale. All other aviation lots are subject to standard premiums of 25%+vat
More information, images and videos to follow. Note: We are not allowing open viewing at this time. We will answer all questions and supply video and images.
contact Rik Alexander for all enquiries. [email protected]
Message from the seller.
After over thirty years of collecting these V Bomber Cockpits and parts it has been reluctantly decided now is the time for them to find them a new home.
It was always felt that these iconic cockpits should be displayed together as a Cold War Tribute to these great aircraft and that is why we sought to find examples worthy of restoration and display and source the additional parts and equipment in order to make it possible to make their restoration as complete and accurate as possible, it is thought that ambition has been achieved.
We are therefore inviting expressions of interest from organisations and individuals that can demonstrate they have the necessary resources to purchase and display this rare and unique collection of all three V Bombers in one single collection. Some Museums may have one cockpit or even parts of another, it is however believed that this is the only opportunity where substantially complete cockpits of all three types may be acquired together making a readily available tribute to all three types.
It has cost a substantial amount to gather these cockpits and parts and it is clear to see how much individual items command when offered for sale. We would therefore invite indicative offers for these cockpits but they need to be realistic and consider the value of the cockpits and the parts represented here. Items such as Controls, instruments, panels, ejection seats etc all command a significant price when offered individually, this needs to be recognised when considering potential offers.
The ultimate ambition would be to see those who served on them, maintained them or even those who just love them, could purchase them as a tribute to the V Force, its aircraft and crews and then display them together so that others may enjoy them. We were never in a position to have them on public display the aim was only to secure them and gather all that was required to make their restoration and future display a real possibility.
It is hoped that there may be an organisation or an individual who shares the same vision of establishing a tribute to all three V Bomber types will purchase them for display as a tribute to the people who designed, built, maintained and flew these truly iconic aircraft during their service with the Royal Air Force.
Realised Price: £