The Last Unrestored P-51D in original military configuration

and other stuff up in the air
Post Reply
User avatar
wreckless
Gee Addict
Posts: 26452
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:05 pm
Location: SW Florida & SNJ

The Last Unrestored P-51D in original military configuration

Post by wreckless » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 am

Image

FOR SALE: THE LAST UNRESTORED P-51D MUSTANG IN ORIGINAL MILITARY CONFIGURATION
Reading time: about 3 minutes.

This is likely the last original unrestored P-51D Mustang in original military configuration left anywhere in the world, and fortunately for someone, it’s currently for sale for the not inconsiderable sum of $4,500,000 USD.

Exactly how this warbird ended up being dry stored for over 30 years isn’t publicly known, but we do know that this is an original Guatemalean Air Force North American P-51D (s/n 44-77902). It was in service with the Guatemaleans from 1954 till 1972 when it was sold to a private owner in the United States, this new owner then flew the plane from 1972 to 1983 before dry storing it.

The values on WWII-era warbirds like this has skyrocketed over the past 30 years so it’s unusual that an aircraft this valuable would remain hidden that long. After inspection it was certified that this P-51D is in all original condition with an unrestored, undamaged airframe exactly as it was purchased from the Fuerza Aerea Guatemalteca with all of its armor plating and equipment is still installed.

https://silodrome.com/unrestored-p-51d- ... fVSptMMcxE
Rob

Jersey Wrecking Crew
1943 Ford GPW G503

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”.

Ben Dover
Gee Addict
Posts: 45763
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:37 pm
Location: Proving Ground

Re: The Last Unrestored P-51D in original military configuration

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:07 pm

Connie Edwards is the owner, he also owned some Spanish Air Force Messerschmidts that were used in the film "Battle of Britain".
Aircraft like the above bring back vivid 40's 50's memories.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
LIFE MEMBER AM LEGION-40/8-DAV
7 MIL SPEC MAINTAINED MV'S
COL. BRUNO BROOKS (ARMY MOTORS) IS MY HERO

Post Reply

Return to “Warbirds - Wanted, For Sale (NO AUCTION or EBAY) and Knowledge Base”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest