After the war, the aircraft was utilised at Sydney Technical College as an instructional airframe. It was then acquired by Mr. Sid Marshall who stored it, disassembled, at Bankstown until 1982. Mr. Colin Pay of Scone obtained the Spitfire and began a detailed restoration program, which was completed in 1985 when the aircraft flew again.
The aircraft is painted in the green and grey camouflage colours worn by the RAAF aircraft defending Darwin during World War II and in operations in the South West Pacific. The aircraft carries the military serial number A58-602 and markings and of Wing Commander R.H. (Bobby) Gibbes OAM DSO DFC* aircraft.
David Lowy acquired the aircraft in May 2000 and donated it to the Temora Aviation Museum in July 2002, where it is maintained in an airworthy condition and regularly flown at Museum air shows. This Spitfire is one of only three flying Spitfires in Australia, of which two reside here at the Temora Aviation Museum.
This aircraft is now part of the Air Force Heritage Collection after being generously donated by the Temora Aviation Museum in July 2019.