DC-8 Ship One is parked at Marana, still wearing the AeroMexico markings in which it last flew. I'd love to see this historic plane restored.
Too many "firsts" have been scrapped. DC-9 Ship One was scrapped in 1992, wearing the markings of its last owner, Airsur, a Spanish charter airline that went belly up. When Legend retires its DC-9-20, I hope it will be preserved.
Pity, too, that the only surviving A300 B1, owned by TEA, was broken up. Hardly a deserving fate for an airliner that is the precursor of what made Airbus Industry a world-class builder of commercial airplanes.
The Boeing 737 prototype survives; it would be neat to see it joined by the first -200.
As for other early-generation jets (and any propliners), anything surviving, especially with a passenger interior, should somehow be restored. I know of only one Caravelle and one Comet in the US - both were truly groundbreaking designs. How about some Russian airliners? They would be interesting additions to any aviation museum.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery