1949 PIPER PA-16

  • For Sale
  • 1949
  • PIPER PA-16
  • N5250H
  • 16-54
  • Blair, NE USA

57500 $57,500 USD
Oshkosh Grand Champion!

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  • For Sale
  • 1949
  • PIPER PA-16
  • N5250H
  • 16-54
  • Blair, NE USA

Omaha Aircraft Sales

Brian Bronson

General Specs (cont.)


955 SMOH

955 SNEW





Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

1988 EAA Oshkosh Grand Champion Classic Award Winner! You can't buy the Lycoming O-235-C1 and prop new for what the whole airplane will cost you! Exceptional craftsmanship went into this Grand Champion. This was a multi year, Father - Son restoration...rebuilding every piece of the airplane. Recovered in 1999 with Ceconite!

Don't miss the opportunity to buy a Clipper at a fraction of the cost to build it today.

Avionics / Equipment

Oh remember the days of strolling along the country side looking down at the patchwork quilt put together by Mother Nature? The un-impeded sound of the engine turning money into gas, gas into noise, and noise into memories. Well...no avionics to disrupt the primitive elegance of N5250H.

As it was from the factory...perfect!


You don't wind up with an Oshkosh Grand Champion by cutting corners. The entire airframe was Disassembled and Rebuilt...Spinner to Tail. 

5 year restoration completed in 1988. Looks like it did then!

Recovered in 1999 in Ceconite and finished in Dupont Chroma One.

All Steel was sandblasted and painted with Rand O Plate Primer.

Engines / Mods / Prop

Lycoming O-235-C1
Serial Number 708-15
Total Time 2786.5
Since Major Overhaul 955.5
Bore 4 3/8
Stroke 3 7/8
Cylinders Bored .010" Over
Sensenich Wood Propeller
Full Electrical System including Starter

Interior / Exterior

As close to original as you can get. 
Brown Vinyl Seats with White Piping
Brown Seatbelts with Chrome Buckles
Matching Brown Sidewalls
Light Tan Headliner


3 Position Lights
Scott Tailwheel
12 Gallon Fuselage Tank
18 Gallon Wing Tank
Stewart Warner Gauges and Instruments
Underwing Fuel Sight Gauge
Fuselage Tank Sight Gauge
Complete Logs

I believe Oshkosh reserves special parking for past Grand Champions...??