1987 PIPER TURBO SARATOGA SP (1980 - 1987)

  • For Sale
  • 1987
  • PIPER TURBO SARATOGA SP (1980 - 1987)
  • N9123X
  • 3229003
  • Nashville, TN USA

249000 $249,000 USD
Will consider trading down

Steve Scott

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    • For Sale
    • 1987
    • PIPER TURBO SARATOGA SP (1980 - 1987)
    • N9123X
    • 3229003
    • Nashville, TN USA

    Steve Scott


    General Specs (cont.)


    375 SMOH

    295 SPOH

    1080 lb





    Additional Classifications

    Detailed Description

    Price reduced and added a few more pictures.
    Airframe 4160
    Engine 375 SMOH (02Feb2019)
    Prop 275 SPOH (15Feb2021)
    Based and Hangared @ John C. Tune (KJWN) in Nashville, TN
    1987 Turbo Saratoga SP, Serial #3229003 (Last one built in the 1980-87 Series). Nice and clean with an extensive recent inspection and maintenance by Bartelt Aviation in Sturgis, MI. Recent engine (2019) and prop (2021) overhaul, beautiful paint and interior, excellent windows and updated Garmin avionics. Exported to Europe in 1994 by Bartelt Aviation and imported back to the US by Bartelt in 2021. They re-registered the plane with the original N number (N9123X). Impressive documentation. Will make logbooks available via Dropbox link.
    Sold new by Skytech and based in the upper Midwest until ferried to the UK (England) in 1994. Remained US registered in the UK until 2016. The plane was sold in 2016 and registered in the UK as "2-Jefs". Ferried back to the US in November 2021. I have pilot's logbook documenting the flight from London to Sturgis, MI (Bartelt Aviation). The owner spent over $116,000 with Bartelt. They sold the plane at the end of 2022 to a gentleman in Nebraska. He flew it approximately 180 hours in 12 months and loved it, but he wanted a Malibu. I had a 1986 Malibu and was ready move down, so we traded in December. I would love to keep the Saratoga, but I don't have the trips to justify it. I may consider a 4 place, 2 place or partner, but will likely sell.

    Avionics / Equipment

    - Garmin GTN 750 WAAS GPS
    - GMA-35 Audio Panel - controlled by GTN 750 with 6 place intercom and music input from front or rear.
    - GTX-345R (Remote ADS-B in/out transponder with Bluetooth and hardwire to GTN75 for weather and traffic) - controlled by GTN 750
    - G5 Standby Attitude Indicator with battery backup.Overhaul exchange 15Nov2022 by Mayday Avionics in Grand Rapids, MI.
    - Garmin FlightStream 510 for database updates and sending flight plans between iPad, phone or 796 and GTN750.
    - Garmin 430 non-waas
    - Garmin 796 portable GPS on yoke can connect to GTN750 via - Flightstream 510 to send/receive flight plans, weather and traffic.
    - Garmin GI-106A VOR/Glideslope indicator
    - Bendix King KI-256 Slaved Attitude Indicator with Flight Director.
    - Bendix King KI-525 HSI
    - Bendix King KFC-150 Autopilot with Flight Director
    - Bendix King KN-63 DME
    - Bendix King KR-87 ADF
    - Bendix King Electric Trim
    - Dual Push to talk switches on yoke
    - Transponder Ident switch on yoke
    - Autopilot Disconnect switch on yoke
    - Avionics master switch
    - Pilot and copilot Lemo headset jacks for Bose
    - Dual USB power ports on pilot side
    - 12-volt Power outlet on co-pilot side
    - GTN750, GTX345 and FlightStream 510 Main software updated 15Nov2022 by Mayday Avionics in Grand Rapids, MI.


    Turbo Saratoga SP (PA-32R-301T)
    - Airframe 4160 total time.
    - Serial #3229003 (last serial number in 1980-87 series)
    - Factory 6 place Oxygen (tank inspected/certified) Oct2023
    - Garmin G5 Stand-by Attitude Indicator with batter backup (OH 15Nov2022)
    - Electric stand-by vacuum
    - Heated Pitot
    - Hot Prop
    - Emergency Bus switch
    - Horizon Digital Tachometer
    - Insight 603 graphic engine monitor
    - Davtron M450 digital voltage meter and factory analog amp gauge
    - Davtron 301C digital outside air temp gauge
    - Electric flaps
    - Fuel sight gauges on wings
    - Whelen Wingtip taxi lights
    - Whelen Strobes
    - Lightweight cabin cover
    - Cowl Plug
    - Pitot tube cover
    - Extendable tow bar
    - Fire Extinguisher
    - First Aid Kit
    - ACK 406 Mhz ELT with remote (installed 04Oct2022)
    - Factory Air conditioning (OH compressor 04Oct2022)
    - Concorde battery - RG-35AXC (Installed 04Oct2022)

    Engines / Mods / Prop

    - Lycoming TIO540-SIAD
    - Serial #L-8748-61A
    - 300 HP
    - 375 SMOH (02Feb2019)
    - 90 amp alternator
    - Tanis Engine Heater (13Dec2022)
    - Bruce's insulated engine cover (Like new)
    - Hartzell 3 Blade HC-E3YR-IRF
    - Serial #FM630
    - 275 SPOH (15Feb2021)
    - Heated prop (new @ overhaul)
    Engine starts quickly, runs great and is very smooth. Minimal oil consumption (maybe 1qt/12 hours) and dry engine.

    Interior / Exterior

    - Beautiful paint (7-8 of 10). Matterhorn White over Traffic Blue with Blue Pastel and Yellow Grey accents (26Jan2005).
    - Nice leather interior (7-8 of 10). Six place club seating with grey leather. Sheepskin covers for the pilot and copilot. Matching side panels and grey carpet.
    - 6 place intercom with music input from front or rear
    - Pilot and copilot cup holders
    - Rear center seat console with cup holders


    Based @ KJWN in Nashville, TN
    - Annual due 01Nov2024
    - Pitot Static due 01Dec2024
    - Transponder due 01Dec2024
    - ELT battery due 01Apr2027
    - Oxygen bottle due 01Nov2029
    The airframe log has an entry on 10Nov1989, tach 412, "Replaced both lower main struts due to bent axles, inspected for damage from hard landing, found none."
    Right wing was repaired in England on 21Oct2018 (tach 3781.0). No description of reason. Bartelt received the plane at the end of 2021. They had the wing inspected and further repaired by Airframe Components by Williams, a premier certified repair station in Kendallville, IN (great documentation). Will provide access to digitized logs via Dropbox.
    I purchased a Title Search, Airframe Aircraft Record, Accident/Incident Report from Aerospace Reports in December 2023. There are no liens, incidents or damage history recorded. I will share the file via Dropbox.
    May consider a partner in Nashville or trading for a 4 or 2 place of less value. I haven't been without a plane for 29 years.