s/n 44-12853 // $2.45m (P-51D) / $3.5m (TF-51)

s/n 44-12853
$2.45m (P-51D) / $3.5m (TF-51)

1944 North American P-51D TF-51 Mustang

  • To be licensed Limited Category
  • Currently Under Restoration by Tom Reilly
  • Option #1: completed as a P-51D for $2.45m
  • Option #2: completed as a full dual control TF-51 for $3.5m
  • Packard V-1650-9
  • To be overhauled by either Vintage V-12's or Roush Aviation
  • TBD
  • Georgia, USA

History

Everything either N.O.S., new manufactured, or overhauled to zero time specifications.

Fresh off the award winning XP-82 restoration, Tom Reilly and his skilled crew are working on their next project: P-51D s/n 42-12853. Currently the fuselage has been rebuilt with new skins and longerons and is ready for systems installation. As an option the fuselage can be converted to a full dual control TF-51 Mustang by Airmotive Specialties in Salinas, CA.

A wing kit has been purchased from Odegaard Wings. The wings will be restored with new wing spars, ribs, and skins.

The engine mount has been rebuilt with new longerons.

This is a unique opportunity to have a P-51 Mustang built to your specifications. Customer to choose: restored as a P-51D or a TF-51: Interior paint colors, instrument panel layout, rear seat configuration, replica guns/no guns, exterior paint / polish. The project is currently under restoration and the will be updated as subassemblies are completed and parts added.

Estimated completion time is 24-30 month depending on customer requirements and funding.