You can own this 'Concorde' for about $150 thousand

Were you one of the 18 sites snubbed by NASA during yesterday's Space Shuttle giveaway? Well perhaps you can console yourself by getting this Concorde supersonic jetliner instead. But just as with the Shuttles, there's a catch.

While it looks like the real thing, this is actually a half-size model, which sat on top of the Times Square Brewery here in New York as part of a British Airways billboard.

I remember seeing this when it was put up in 1996, and from a distance it really does cause you to give it a double take.

The model will be auctioned off on May 5 as lot #8W in Bonhams Space History Sale. The estimate is $100,000 to $150,000.

Bonhams, via Born Rich

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