Hamilton Metalplane Sells at Auction
January 27, 2010 — The one-of-a-kind Hamilton H-47 Metalplane featured in the December 4 edition of e-Hotline was sold on Saturday, January 23, during the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The winning bid of $610,000 was made via phone. The final price that was posted, after a 10 percent buyer’s premium was tacked on, came to $671,000, making it the largest single sale of the auction. The winning bid was placed by Mr. Howard Wright III, a Seattle, Washington-based businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Wright is a past trustee of the Museum of Flight. He also recently purchased a Travel Air 6000 (N9084) on floats, owned for many years by Bill Decreeft. You can view it here. Wright’s plans for the Hamilton are unknown at this time. If we have an update regarding its status, we’ll post it in the Hamilton Metalplane thread in The Red Barn forum on www.Oshkosh365.org.
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