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Just imagine that right after WW2, surplus airworthy Mustangs could be bought for........$1500.......go figure!!!

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On 1/9/2019 at 2:32 PM, Jack said:

Just imagine that right after WW2, surplus airworthy Mustangs could be bought for........$1500.......go figure!!!

 

 

12 hours ago, MikeMaben said:

 

... and fully airworthy T-6s for $600.

Just a little more than a WNW Lanc  :rolleyes:

 

 

Imagine having for foresight to have even a REMOTE inkling of what those airframes would be worth some day, and taking out a loan to pick up 2 or 3 warbirds.  Yeah, keeping them stored for that many decades would have been an issue, but hells bells,  just selling two airframes would have set most people up for life. 

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On 1/9/2019 at 3:32 PM, Jack said:

Just imagine that right after WW2, surplus airworthy Mustangs could be bought for........$1500.......go figure!!!

In 1945, $1,500 translates to @ $21,000 in today's money adjusting for inflation.

 

So yes, still quite the bargain!

 

So you can buy a low hours restored P-51 for $2 million?  That's $100,000 for 20 guys to form a partnership and "P-51 Ownership Club" with everyone taking a 1/20 interest in the property.

 

That's very doable for a lot of people out there, not doable for many more.

 

The real question for me would be the price of upkeep/maintenance/operation.  I assume that would be mega expensive.

 

But 20 guys could certainly get together on Saturdays, when they have the time, and work on the plane, look at the plane, talk about the plane, and take turns flying the plane if they were all pilots.


That's a really cool idea.

 

You'd have to establish voting procedures if a faction wanted to sell the plane, etc.  But that could all be worked out.

 

 

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