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    Posted 3 years ago

    Simonc
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    This is an interesting one insomuch that Elf leverages its links to Concorde and its aviation fuel and oil division. In the graphic on one of the sides, Concorde is shown in its 'test flight/pre-sale livery' which it used between 1969 and 1976. Obviously, when British Airways and Air France bought Concorde, that 'test' livery was dropped. The orange is also an interesting choice, as Elf's house colours are a patriotic red, blue and white. Perhaps the orange differentiates their aviation division. The ashtray overall, is in wonderful condition and unmarked. A very interesting item and I hope you guys like it.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      I love this one! Orange, and the world's sexiest plane.
    2. Simonc Simonc, 3 years ago
      Thanks racer4four. It's certainly a pretty unique item. And I totally agree, along with the SR-71, Concorde is one hell of a sexy machine.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Nice one!! Ashtrays seem to be something of a rare commodity these days. I do have a few though and, unfortunately, I use them regularly in my man cave.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      I used to watch the SR-71s taking off. They climb at a really steep angle after clearing the ground and disappear in seconds. When they land, they supposedly glide in, not under power, which I believe as I have been directly under them when they passed over my head at 100 yards, or so, and they were completely silent. The word was that take offs had to be very secure as they could be shot down with a .22 as they are basically just two big engines with a man strapped to them. ;). Where I was they were called "habus" after a deadly black snake.
    5. Simonc Simonc, 3 years ago
      Thanks for the feedback, folks. Much appreciated to read your positive thoughts.
      I've never witnessed an SR-71 in flight, although I did see one on the tarmac at Farnborough many moons ago. Lucky you, kwqd to have actually seen it. ;)

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