1961 PIPER COLT


  • For Sale
  • 1961
  • PIPER COLT
  • C-FWED
  • 22-8077
  • Lumby, BC CAN

39900 $39,900 USD

Darcy MacPhee

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  • For Sale
  • 1961
  • PIPER COLT
  • C-FWED
  • 22-8077
  • Lumby, BC CAN

Darcy MacPhee

Darcy

General Specs (cont.)

3559

266 SMOH

85 STOH

1650 lb

Used

2016

2016

VFR

Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

Certified 1961 Piper Colt. Engine upgraded to a O 320 150 hp Lycoming. TTSN 3559, 266 hours SMOH, 85.5 hours since complete top end rebuild in 2023 ($20,000). 

Frame off restoration between 2005-06. This included new Ceconite fabric as well as the engine plus many other upgrades. 
Prop Sensenich 74" pitched 58 (balanced).
Fuel two 18 gallon tanks.
Instruments: standard six pack, new vacuum pump, GPS Garmin GNC C250 XL NAV COM, 406 MHZ ELT, COMM MX11 COM, NARCO Mode C transponder, CHT EGT gauge. 

Fabric Ceconite, excellent condition, Re-painted in 2016.

Upgrades (other than the big one, the engine); lifetime struts, Skytec starter, new HD bungees, LED nav lights, LED beacon, lightweight alternator, sheepskin seat covers, new carpet, VG's, instrument lighting, dual toe brakes, new strut seals, new heat muff, new battery. 
Empty weight 1092 gross weight 1650.
Comes with full covers and wheel pants. 
Interior some minor tears in fabric and paint wear. Exterior excellent, a few areas of paint flex cracks (easy to sand out and repair)
All logs dating back to 1968.

This is an exceptional Colt. I bought this plane to complete my PPL and build hours. As this was my first aircraft purchase, I was extremely careful in my pre buy. As this aircraft had been stored in a hanger for many years with little use, I was advised to have the engine bore scoped. This was sound advice as the examination found minor pitting on the cam shaft. The owner had the engine removed and completely torn down. All parts that had any evidence of damage were replaced. Fortunately the crankshaft was found to be in pristine condition. I contacted the engine shop that completed the rebuild and was more than satisfied that I was now getting an aircraft with a very good engine. The Colt has been a joy to fly and with the VG's is very hard to stall. 
The annual is due in early July and will be completed by a certified AME. 
Reason for selling is I now find I am flying longer distances and have purchased a RV 9a. I will be sad to see the Colt go but simply can not keep both planes. 

Location: Vernon, British Columbia CYVK