Famed OUT OF AFRICA Biplane Headed To Auction

What a beautiful aircraft, I have not seen one of those, flying, for years. I like the movie clip, the cinematography and music make for an enchanting five minutes or so, check it out?

Garrett On The Road


A yellow Gipsy Moth biplane, whose ethereal flight in “Out of Africa” helped pad that 1985 film’s total of seven Academy Awards, was sold at auction in Paris on Feb. 6 for $302,000 (201,000 British pounds). The buyer was a telephone bidder whose identity was not disclosed; but the buyer did disclose it would be returned home to Kenya.

The plane is a 1929 model, still air-worthy, with a permit to fly, and in excellent overall condition, notes Bonhams, the auction company which is offering it. The plane was a bit of an odd offering at the Le Grand Marques du Monde au Grand Palais event, as it is principally for classic automobiles, vintage motorcycles and lots of automobilia.

The late David Watkin, the noted cinematographer, said in accepting the Academy Award for his lens work in the movie that the famous flying scene over the…

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