World's 'most beautiful' classic aircraft sells for $671k

The only fully-restored 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 in existence auctioned with no reserve at Barrett-Jackson, last weekend.

Described by Barret-Jackson as one of the rarest and most beautifully restored classic aircraft in the world, the H-47 - serial number 65 - is number 22 of only 29 built and the only airworthy example in existence.

The only full-restored 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47 in existence
The 1929 Hamilton Metalplane H-47, sold for $671k

"The rebirth of this Hamilton Metalplane is one of the most impressive restoration feats I've ever seen," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson.

The highly anticipated sale, in Scottsdale, Arizona, saw a final hammer value of $671,000.

See our previous coverage for more information on this remarkable piece of aviation history.


Images: Barrett-Jackson

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