Finally, I've been in the market for a new vehicle. A 1976 Harrier Jump Jet is being auctioned off later this month. 

The plane in question, serial number XZ132, was built in 1976 by Hawker Siddeley for the British Royal Air Force. It served in Germany during the Cold War and flew in Belize and the Falkland Islands. 

There is, like anything in life, a catch. It's missing a few critical components. 

  • Weapons systems and armaments. This almost certainly is for your own good. You really don’t need to be messing around with weapons and armaments, especially the rockets and BL755 cluster bombs the Harrier is made to carry.
  • A mounted engine. The Rolls Royce Pegasus Mk103 engine comes on a wheeled stand.
  • A few minor internal components, including the water tank, some fuel pipes, and some avionics.

But still, I wonder if I can convince my wife to at least a put a bid on it. Think how much faster the school run would be!