RE: B-17 For Sale?
A B17 was flown up from S.America to Executive airport in Ft Lauderdale FL about 15 years ago in very bad condition. The owner/pilot was in the aircraft refurbishing business, it took about 3 years of on and off work to get it in pristine condition. I was told that it was sold for $1,000,000.
I helped a little in the restoration work, when it was flyable I had a ride and some 15 minutes stick time. In S.A. it was used to haul meat cargo.
Jules Horowitz, B-17 pilot, 99th BG, 50 missions/sorties
My tour was from 7/19/43-2/13/44