The Florida Wing Commemorative Air Force has updated their website to include the latest newsletters. Of interest, is the following from the Fall 2012 newsletter that included the Wing’s meeting minutes:
“TBM sale – Colonel Foley is working with a private party who may be interested in purchasing the TBM. He has refrained from offering it to a broker or other Warbird collectors until he receives a firm reply from the private party. As an aside, I noted that the Heritage of Flight museum here in Washington did not have a TBM in their collection. I went ahead and made an overture to their curator but was informed that Mr. Paul Allen has repeatedly declined TBM offers in the past and was not interested in purchasing a TBM.”
Looks like they are trying to sell the TBM that they have been working on for the past couple of years.