People who think that polished aluminium is a "chrome paint job" should not write El Reg headlines.
Mind you, until it was polished clean it was surely the dirty one from No.30. (If you need to ask, you were no fan of the late Les Dawson)
Factiod: It actually has a Merlin engine in, a nice bonus. Most surviving Spits from the early years have had them replaced by the later Griffons, which changes the nose profile.
My favourite Spit is the sky-blue prototype, K5054, which also had no guns during its sky-blue years. There is a flying replica in Australia (to 3/4 scale). Magic! Still, I wish the silver Spit all the very best.