This shot, from the Sandy Ferguson collection, was taken in the hangar
at Christchurch in the 1960s.
Formerly 45-11507 and NZ2417 ZK-CCG was one of some
30 Mustangs shipped to New Zealand
with the cessation of hostilities it was placed into storage upon
arrival. Sold as surplus
in 1958 it was restored using parts from NZ2409 and flew from 1964
to1968 as the 'Mobil Mustang'
in an attractive white with red trim livery. Upon withdrawal of
this sponsorship it was stored until
1974 when it was
shipped to the US as N921 and painted in warbird colors as 'Cripes A
By 1983 it was part of the Weeks Air
Museum but was badly damaged by the hurricane of 1992.
It was fully
restored in 1999 and was, in fact, the Oshkosh champion for that year.