Auctioneers are offering the cockpits, engines and dozens of components from two Boeing 707-420s which were previously parked for years at Berlin Tegel and Hamburg airports.

The aircraft – MSN17720 and MSN18071 – were respectively delivered originally to Lufthansa in 1960 and Israel’s El Al in 1961.

Both were powered by Rolls-Royce Conway 508 engines, unlike the Pratt & Whitney JT4A fitted to the similar 707-320.

MSN18071 was parked at the western end of Tegel airport, and its condition had been left to deteriorate.

Tegel 707 cockpit-c-Troostwijk

Source: Troostwijk

Cockpit interior of the ex-El Al 707 unsuccessfully hijacked in 1970

This jet had been involved in a significant moment of political history, having been among several aircraft hijacked in September 1970 as part of an attack by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The hijack of the 707 was unsuccessful, although three other aircraft – another 707, a Douglas DC-8, and a Vickers VC10 – were flown to Dawson’s Field in Jordan and destroyed on the ground, while empty, by explosives.

MSN17720 was painted in an early version of Lufthansa’s livery and had been displayed at Hamburg airport.

Hamburg 707-c-Troostwijk

Source: Troostwijk

This 707-420 carried Lufthansa colours and was parked at Hamburg

But the two 707s have been removed from their parking locations and dismantled for an online sale managed by auction houses Dechow and Troostwijk.

The auctions run until 24 October.

Dechow says aviation enthusiasts are being given the opportunity to “contribute to the preservation of the memories of two unique aviation machines”.

Cockpits of both aircraft are being offered for sale, as well as the engines, landing-gear, windows, instruments, and multiple individual structures and components.