Buy an ex-Royal Navy Lynx on eBay
Everyone knows eBay can be a great place to pick up a bargain. Usually it’s things like an old bike or an electric guitar but someone – going by the name of ‘vwinme‘ – has decided its a good place to flog their ex-Royal Navy Westland Lynx HAS.3S.
The price for XZ727 is currently at £32,999 with 28 days left to go. It apparently includes a full interior, logs and documentation but unfortunately no engines, although they are available ‘by negotiation’.
It could apparently make a good ‘gate guardian’, according to the seller. I, for one, would love to put this out on the lawn, though I’m not sure the neighbours would share my enthusiasm for a piece of Royal Navy rotorcraft history.
According to information provided by the seller, XZ727 was built in 1980 (C/No 199) and was subsequently upgraded to the HAS.3S standard. During its service life it served on both 815 and 702 Naval Air Squadrons, with the former it deployed on HMS Liverpool. The airframe was also the Royal Navy Display Lynx during some of its service.
The helicopter does not contain any sensitive technology but cannot be taken outside of the UK because of export laws.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to bid, the link to the eBay listing is here.