If the P 40 referred to is NZ3009 it will be a sad day as Don Noble and I plus others from the Auckland AHSNZ spent weekends driving down to Rukuhia pulling it apart. In the last gasp effort my father allowed his works van and truck to be loaded up with farings , cockpit parts, windshields, flaps etc etc. and return to our back yard in Mt Albert just before the bulldozers moved in. Some months later MoTaT people arrived one day and took it all over to Western Springs . It certainly has some history (then and later) and seeing it fly was a good outcome and really satisfying . To be now sold at a cut price and go overseas is just wrong.
The Official Assignee, who is in charge of Gene De Marco's financial affairs, has accepted that Oliver Wulff is the owner of the P-40. However Gene's 'estate' still holds a financial interest in it. That is; Wulff is not the sole owner, and if the plane were to be sold then once Wulff's interest was paid out the remainder would be applied to Gene's various debts.
I would expect Wulff to transfer it to the UK register, where he has his other aircraft, if he were able to. This makes more legal options available to him, while reducing the legal options available to others.
As far as physically moving the aircraft, that would depend on any heritage status. Does this P-40 actually have it? I know there has been a lot of talk about it, but several other ex-RNZAF P-40s have been exported from NZ in recent times.