G-AFEL restoration complete

I had heard from the owner of G-AFEL in January of 2011 during the restoration and he sent me the following information.
G-AFEL is a 1939 Monocoupe 90A, serial number A-782, with it’s original Lambert motor and complete logbooks and forms since leaving the factory. It is the only flying Monocoupe in Europe. The only other Monocoupe in Europe is a Model 110 project in the Netherlands. N19432 was restored in the late 1960’s by Willard Benedict and the last owner in the US was Ted Babbini from California.
Here are some clips from the Monocoupe Club Newsletters about the aircraft.

N19432-1

N19432-2

Here is a picture of N19432 before being exported:

N19432

Ted Babinni sold the aircraft to a person in England where the aircraft was based until the current owner purchased her in 1994 and flew her for 10 years mostly out of Germany.

More information from the owner:

In Summer 2005 I  decided to do a complete restoration to the airplane and the engine as long everything is together and working. So I flew the aircraft back to England and put the job in the capable hands of Andy McLuskie. After more than 5 long years the restoration now is in its final stages, the fuselage is ready to be painted, the wings are about to be covered. The original Lambert R266  Is again zero  hours (by virtue of Vintage Engine Technology in Lt. Grandsen).

Pictures recently surfaced on the web of the aircraft in it’s newly restored form and they can be found below.

G-AFEL-restored-1 G-AFEL-restored-2

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