A mark one spitfire which crash landed at Calais has been restored by engineers at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford - and is being auctioned for charity.
Watch Stuart Leithes' report...
A World War Two Spitfire that starred in films including the Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbour is undergoing a 300 thousand pound restoration.
Engineers at the Shuttleworth Collection near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire had thought the project would take 18 months.
However a painstaking six and a half years later they say the end is finally in sight. They hope the plane will be flying again next year.