Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.XVIe, SL721
In the mid-'60s, before GCD had a license to drive, his mother would on occasion drop him off at the old hangars on the north side of ATL (where Delta Air Lines' corporate campus is now). The main attraction was "Mustangs Unlimited", a company that specialized in restoring P-51 Mustangs, as well as other aeronautical exotica.
Among the exotica for a period was this exact aeroplane, a Spitfire LF Mk.XVIe, RAF serial SL721. GCD saw it in bare metal and again after it was painted in this (period-incorrect) spinach & brown, As of this writing it is in Quebec's Vintage Wings of Canada's collection, where it has been repainted to a more correct grey & spinach, and bears the markings of No.421 Squadron RCAF. It may be the only airworthy Spitfire in Canada.
Spitfire LF Mk.XVIeSL721