Trekkie pays £45,000 for rusty shuttle
A dilapidated shuttlecraft prop used in the original Star Trek series has sold at auction for $70,000 (£45,000). Some Trekkies have far too much cash in their hands.
As you can see from the image below, the 24ft long shuttle, which had been acquired by a collector years ago, has clearly seen better days. This didn't stop a last-minute bidding war, though, which pushed prices up over three times its original $20,000 offer.
The "partially-restored" Galileo NCC-1701/7 shuttlecraft of the USS Enterprise was up for grabs in an 11-day online auction by Kiko Auctioneers that ended last week.
Employee Brooks Ames said the early bid was pushed up heavily in the last 90 seconds, when three avid collectors locked horns.
According the auctioneer, the new owners plan to restore the shuttle and display it in a museum. Looks like it might require a lot of space… on the vinyl front tier. ®
This is my Grandfather's Axe...
"This, milord, is my family's axe. We have owned it for almost nine hundred years, see. Of course, sometimes it needed a new blade. And sometimes it has required a new handle, new designs on the metalwork, a little refreshing of the ornamentation... but is this not the ninehundred-year-old axe of my family?"
That's not to say I see the logic in paying so much for it, but just saying...
Re: What a piece of shit
Married? You obviously know sod all about Trekkies.
Re: I know him
A star trek shuttle boat? Was its stated mission to boldly row where no man has gone before???
vinyl front tier
You owe me a screen wipe!