Tom Cruise’s $4 Million Dollar American WWII Fighter Will Make You Jealous
Judging By His Selection He Has Excellent Taste.
Tom Cruise is apparently the Maverick he portrayed in one of his top movies from back in the 80s. It seems that the lead actor of the movie Top Gun got the flying bug while filming, getting his pilot’s license 8 years later in 1994. Since then, the millionaire actor apparently purchased anywhere between three to five private jets including a $20M Gulfstream. It was of course fitted with a jacuzzi and a screening room.
Cruise also seems to see value in appreciating assets as well, purchasing a P-51 Mustang in 2001.
Although quite luxurious when flying privately, Cruise purchased a rugged World War II fighter namely, a P-51 Mustang. We found a very ‘Hollywood’ style paparazzi clip which shows him climbing into his new big boy toy, but it’s not much. We did however find the paperwork from the registry. This Mustang has a serial number of 44-12840 and was built in 1946. It was donated to the Civil Air Patrol unit and eventually ended up in a museum in Illinois. It was later completely restored by 1997 by Art Teeters and four years later was bought by Tom Cruise in 2001. He renamed it to Kiss Me Kate after his ex-wife, Kate Holmes.
We gathered up some great pictures of this warbird and it seems like it’s in good hands. Tom apparently loves flying it but more importantly it is in the hands of a man who can afford to keep her flying. Kiss Me Kate is stored at Valhalla Aviation in Los Angeles and is getting all the work done she needs.
Tom Cruise has been rumored to like giving rides in his P-51 Mustang to his friends.
Here she is. P-51 Mustang, Kiss Me Kate