800 P-51D-25-NT: s/n 44-84390/44-84989, c/n 124-44246/124-44845; 45-11343/45-11542, c/n 124-48096/124-48295;
200 P-51D-30-NT: s/n 45-11543/45-11742, c/n 124-48296/124-48495; remaining 1,000 cancelled.
The aircraft left the factory as a P-51D-25-NT with the serial 45-11381. Withdrawn from service, it came on the civil registry as N5471V in 1963, from 1978 it listed as Racer number "66", until it crashed near Caspar, Wyoming in June 1981. The aircraft was rebuilt in 1983, and registered to McClain Flight Services of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as C-GRLR in 1983, named 'The Flying Undertaker', still listed as Racer number "66". Bill Ewing states:
"The aircraft was restored, owned and flown by Ritchie Rasmussen. The photo was taken at the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the 'City of Winnipeg' Air Reserve Squadron, Canadian Forces. The Guy-In-Back is me. I had been 'tagged' to set up the ground display of Squadron-flown aircraft and had convinced Ritchie to bring her down from Edmonton. He decided to provide rides, so I had a half-hour of adrenaline-filled rush!"
On April 16, 1985 the aircraft was sold to the USA, where it was registered as N151MR, five months later it changed ownership, was reregistered N551CB, and renamed 'Snooks 5th'. On July 10, 1990 it was acquired by Gary Honbarrier, and repainted to represent Chuck Yeager's P-51D-15-NA (s/n 44-14888 c/n 109-28521) named 'Glamorous Glen III'.
On September 6, 2001, en route to Springfield, Ohio, and flown by Jeff Michael and Butch Caudle, the aircraft experienced a total loss of power and crashed near Lincolnton, North Carolina. Both occupants bailed out at low altitude and parachuted to safety, escaping serious injuries. The aircraft was destroyed at impact and by the post-crash fire.
Apparently the aircraft has been rebuilt, as on November 29, 2006, the registration N51CY registration was allotted to a P-51D with the s/n 45-11381.