Mark I Spitfire
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Original World War Two Spitfire to be sold at auction

One of only two original Mark I Spitfires left in the world that can still be flown is being sold off for charity.

The plane was shot down over Calais during World War Two and buried under its sandy beach for decades.

The wreckage was later bought by an American collector and painstakingly restored over five years at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

It could fetch up to £2.5m when auctioned in July.

  • 28 Apr 2015