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I am always on the look out for parts or sections

Posted by Will Fowler on Wed Sep 05, 2001 09:10:46 PM

Hi Graham,

We have spoken on a few occations, I support your comments, this type is really a wonderful warbird, it has all the lines of a classic and even better, most of the projects on offer have excellent WW2 histories, they really are in my opinion a much more interesting investment than say a new build P-51D (but I would not say no to one of those).

Anyway, I am always on the look out for P-40 odds and sodds (Tony, you know of anything?) I do think that a wise comment was made to this posting and mentioned on others, the warbirds projects that are being sold need to be priced correctly, people are not like they used to be in the late 80's and early 90's, they will not pay silly money anymore for a pile of junk where most of it is only fit for the scrap pile with only a few castings or I.D plate is still usable.

There are a lot of options now open to people wanting to build or restore a warbird and I think its a good thing, a good case in question is the large number of P-39's and other rare warbird projects sitting on a German web site(and I am not picking on them, just using them as an example) that have not moved since they were posted, they are just priced at silly prices, the sellers do not think the public know how much it is going to cost to restore these birds, but people do now.

Well its just my two penny's worth, the P-40 is a wonderful warbird.



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