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Redford's "Out of Africa" plane on the auction block

Published November 29, 2012 10:32 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

You want to buy a plane? Would it help to know that it was flown by Robert Redford?

The 1929 DeHavilland Gipsy Moth biplane flown by Redford's adventurer character Denys Finch Hatton in the 1985 Oscar-winning drama "Out of Africa" is going on the auction block in February.

The British auction house Bonhams will be selling the plane — which still works, and comes with a permit to fly and the original paint job and registration markings seen in the movie — at its Grand Palais auction in Paris, Feb. 6-7.

Bidding is expected to exceed 150,000 Euros — or $180,000.

[h/t Just Luxe]