Auction house Bonhams will sell the airplane featured in the Hollywood blockbuster “Out of Africa.” The 1929 De Havilland DH 60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane was flown by character Denys Finch Hatton (played by Robert Redford) in the Oscar-winning 1985 film.
It will go on sale at the Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, from Feb. 6-7, 2013, where bidding is expected to be in excess of €150,000 (£120,000, US$180,000).
According to Bonhams, the 1929 American Moth Corporation De Havilland 60GMW Gipsy Moth is offered in excellent condition with a permit to fly. It still wears its yellow-and-black livery and registration G-AAMY (in homage to pioneering English aviatrix Amy Johnson) as seen in the Sydney Pollack-directed movie, which went on to win seven Oscars in the year of its release.
The DH-60 Moth measures 24ft long by nearly 9ft high and has a 30ft wingspan. It is capable of a maximum speed of 105mph.
For more information: Bonhams.com