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Focke-Wulf FW190A & D Variant - SOLD
Unique Investment Opportunity
...and a unique opportunity
Legendary Aircraft S.R.O and the owner of the huge Fw190 inventory have joined forces to restore (note: not recreate or re-manufacture) at least two absolutely correct Fw190 aircraft for an enlightened collector or collectors.
We have complete drawings and manuals plus a great deal of original component and sub-assembly manufacturer’s data to complete the restoration with perfect accuracy and authenticity. We have both a genuine Fw190 ’A’ series and another ’D’ series airframe with proper, proven identities. With a collection of original engines (both BMW and Jumo 213) plus an absolute plethora of spares for them, the spares inventory includes absolutely everything required for these most spectacular restorations (including several examples of the elusive Kommandogerat) and, possibly just as important, Legendary Aircraft S.R.O have the experience and capability to undertake the restorations to the standard required for International Flight Certification.
The opportunity is very simple:
These aircraft, once completed and flown, will offer an investor both a very good return on investment and an increasing asset as the aircraft are campaigned. At current levels we conservatively value the aircraft at something like $10M apiece although how do you value the World’s best of anything, especially with this kind of rarity?
The Fw190 by all contemporary accounts was simple to fly and operate and didn’t suffer from some of the problems (particularly ground-handling) of the Bf109 for instance. From an operational standpoint any experienced `warbird’ pilot should be able to handle the Fw190 with relatively little trouble, and certainly with far more confidence than a Bf109.
After careful study we are confident that each aircraft will require approx. 55,000 man hours of labour plus, obviously, components and materials which, at current Legendary Aircraft costs, equates to a final build cost of around $3-4M apiece over an estimated period of 4 years.
The initial purchase cost for the two existing airframes and entire inventory of the necessary components is $1.5M which not only secures all of the critical components required but also a sizeable collection of parts to maintain the aircraft in the future. Securing this inventory also has the added benefit of preventing any of it becoming available for other rebuilds in the future thus maintaining the rarity and value of these aircraft.
The new owner will need to commit to either one or both aircraft and to fund this project over the period of the restoration through stage payments made in line with a pre-ordained schedule.
Mustangs change hands around the $1-1.5M mark, Bf109s at a similar level and Spitfires slightly higher but with restoration costs for all of these either at, or higher, than their eventual value it’s obvious that these aircraft typically take years to recoup their level of investment through ever-increasing values.
These Fw190 projects will not only provide their owner(s) with a unique and beautiful aircraft, the envy of collections everywhere, but an increasingly valuable asset which, from day one will have a monetary value far in excess of the investment in it.