NA P-51C-10NT "Princess Elizabeth" G-PSIC
Photographed in a hangar at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, on 13 September 2005. C/n 103-26778. See also picture #8618
This P-51C (B) Mustang is painted to represent the P-51B "Princess Elizabeth" HO-W flown by 1st Lt. William Whisner of the 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group of the US 8th Air Force in 1944.
It was built up by Pete Regina from various B model parts and registered N51PR, originally displayed as "Shangri La".It raced at Reno in 1982 before being repainted as "The Believer" in 1986.
It was acquired by the The Fighter Collection in Dec. 1996 and arrived at Duxford on 3 July 1997 where it was painted and displayed as "Princess Elizabeth"
Disassembled for remedial work in the US in 1998 it arrived back at Duxford on 7 January 2000 where it was registered as G-PSIC.
Jim Beasley purchased it in December 2006 and had it shipped to Chino for rebuild. It was registered as N487FS on February 2, 2007. It has been registered to Commanche Fighters LLC of Houston, Texas since July 23, 2008.
Picture added on 05 December 2010 at 03:47