A rare example of one of the world's most iconic aircraft, a Messerschmitt ME 109 G that is being painstakingly restored after having spent over 45 years in barn storage is offered for sale by a motivated warbird investor.
The aircraft, known also by its former registration N4109G, spent its entire military career flying for Spanish Air Force as C4K-152. Built by Hispano Aviacion, this example of the ME 109 was delivered to the Spanish Air Force in 1957 and allocated initially Ala de Casa Bombardeo No 7 (renamed as Ala No 47 in April 1960) and was based at Tablada Airfield, near Seville, southern Spain, until it retired in 1967, according to information provided by the Spanish Air Force Historical Archive – Ministry of Defense (certified copies available).
One of the Battle of Britain film's airworthy Messerschmitts used by the Spitfire Productions in the film "Battle of Britain" during 1968, the SN 220 was the last Messerschmitt ME 109 flown by General Adolf Galland. The aircraft was shipped, post-filming, along with several other aircraft to Texas, USA. After the film Battle of Britain was completed in 1969, Connie Edwards received these aircraft as payment for flying in the film. The unique fighter planes weren't touched for over 45 years; even their engines were still filled with the same oil. This made it all the more astonishing that after a brief check and a change of oil in 2014, it only took a few propeller blades to rotate before the Black Chevron's engine sprang to life and began purring.
This ME 109 G was subsequently shipped to the UK in 2017, where it has undergone an extensive restoration in 2018, which will be complete by March 2019. The aircraft will be supplied fully restored, with 0 hours and with a full CAA Permit to Fly on its British civil registration G-AWHR.