The Ultimate ‘Gate Guardian’ - Mirage V

This will frighten the neighbours. ‘Beware of the Dog’ and ‘Premises Alarmed’ signs are soooo last year. What you need to scare away intruders is an ex-Belgian Air Force fighter jet.

The 6,144kg twin-seater made its first operational flight on 11 March 1971 and has a top speed of Mach 2.3. Which is just the thing for long-distance reconnaissance or training missions, with a little light counter-insurgency work thrown in for good measure.

The Ultimate ‘Gate Guardian’ - Mirage V The Ultimate ‘Gate Guardian’ - Mirage V

The Dassault-built example to be offered by Artcurial at its forthcoming 8 February sale won’t be relying on its SNECMA ATAR (with afterburner) turbojet to make its way to 32 Acacia Gardens. As a static object only, it will arrive at your door on the back of a low-loader.

Estimate: 90,000 to 100,000 euros.

Photos: Artcurial