Ask your self this question.
Why would they take so much care with these Spitfires?
At the same time new aircraft were being dumped over the side of carriers, buried, burnt, and cut up all over the world.
I remember a while back, some Spitfires were repatriated from Burma, and there are a few preserved in Burma too, all MkIX's, and were from the Israeli Airforce.
Anyway, what effect will there be on the secondhand price of a Spitfire? Are there enough people in the world who would want to buy one at such a high price, and the afford another few million to restore it?
I remember a guy who bought about 25 T34 tanks, all in working order, in the early 90's. He brought them all to England, and tried to sell them from the dock were they were unloaded from a ship. I think he sold two and scrapped the rest.
If this guy finds these Spits, he would be better off keeping them secret, and only selling one or two a year. 60 in one go would destroy the Spitfire market, and make lots of rich people very angry!
It would be a bit like finding a warehouse full of Aston Martin DB6's.
Just remember, "No Matter How Little I have Done, It's All The Less For You To Do" Wings Over Bytom
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