1957 PIPER PA-20

  • For Sale
  • 1957
  • PIPER PA-20
  • N6147D
  • 22-4792
  • Hamilton, MT USA

85000 $85,000 USD

Johnny Nichols

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  • For Sale
  • 1957
  • PIPER PA-20
  • N6147D
  • 22-4792
  • Hamilton, MT USA

Johnny Nichols


General Specs (cont.)



650 SNEW

716 lb






Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

PA-22/20 with O-360-A4A
Time on Airframe: 4865
Time since rebuild: 316
Time since major engine overhaul: 650
Last Annual: 4/2024
Complete rebuild finished in 2008
During the rebuild, the aircraft was completely torn down, the fuselage was sand blasted and powder coated and the aircraft was recovered using the Stits polyfiber process.
Trimmer sea plane door on each side
David Murry Plane Booster tips
Vortex Generators on wings and tail
Atlee Dodge 30.5 gal fuel tanks in each wing. 61 gals total
Trimmer fuel system mod with Maule fuel selector
Steve's Aircraft sky light
Steve's Aircraft rudder trim system
Steve's Aircraft gascolator
Inertia reel shoulder harness on each side front seat
Horizon Instruments Electronic/Digital Tach
Electronics International four cylinder electronic/digital engine analyzer
Fuel Scan 450 fuel flow
Stratus ADS-B Compliant in/out transponder
Narco 120 radio
Apollo IImorrow GPS
All new Kydex interior with rebuild
Brake cylinders and pedals on pilot and passenger side
Cleveland single puck wheels and brakes
ABI 3200 tailwheel
850x6 tires

Avionics / Equipment

The Stratus ADS-B in and out provides a WiFi connection which connects to navigation software.  I used it with an iPad mini and ForeFlight.  The panel mounted GPS is old but still works like a charm although the data card is not current.


Gross weight is 2000 lbs.
Empty weight is 1284 lbs without the rear seat.  The rear seat weighs 26 lbs.  
The wings have vortex generators and David Murrey Plane Booster tips.
Auto Gas STC.
Stainless steel firewall

Engines / Mods / Prop

The valve covers are Millennium covers, but the cylinders are in fact Lycoming cylinders and not Millennium.  
The muffler has been relocated to behind the engine. 
The oil cooler is located behind the #4 cylinder.  
Sky Tech light weight starter.  
Alcor alternator.

Interior / Exterior

Interior is Kydex and was fabricated with the rebuild in 2008.  All upholstery was replaced in 2008.


I am selling the aircraft only because I have lost my medical.  It is a nice airplane and makes a great back country aircraft.