Nose for a bargain? - £300,000 for Concorde's famous droop snoot.

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Who will pick Concorde's nose?<br />
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A nose cone from a test specimen of a Concorde passenger plane has emerged for sale at auction for £300,000.<br />
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The 'droop' cone was once fitted to one of the six Concorde planes that were never put into service and instead used as test models.<br />
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It is believed to have gone through around 1,600 hours of flight time while in use but has now spent more than 20 years with a private collector.