SOLD -  Piper Aerostar 601P / Super 700 - SOLD

N26DS started life as a new 1979 model Piper Aerostar 601P with the registration mark N6073U.  On September 22, 1979 she completed 4.2 hours of test flight time and was awarded a standard airworthiness certificate at the Santa Maria facility of Piper Aircraft.  The first owner was a cosmetic surgeon in Scottsdale AZ, who purchased the plane from Valley Aerostar in Santa Ynez, California.  Gerald Penn of the San Francisco Bay area purchased N6073U in 1984 and changed the registration mark to N601GP.  Mr. Penn is an Aerostar owner presently, and I believe N6073U may have been his first of three Aerostars to date.  In 1990, N601GP continued to its third owner Rick Rives of Medford, Oregon, who owned the plane for two years before it made its way to a military and test pilot by the name of Jeff Peer who looks to have split his time between the Buffalo NY area and Aspen Colorado.  Under his ownership the Superstar modification was done.  After spending a short time based in the east with a Rhode Island based company, N601GP found its way to Jim Moore, a long time owner in Springfield Missouri who owned this Superstar from 1994 until 2004.  I flew this plane back to Boulder Colorado in 2004, where shortly thereafter it went through customizing and refurbishment for the current owner, a machine-shop owner in the Tulsa area of Oklahoma.  A turbine upgrade brings this fantastically equipped and maintained Aerostar to the market presently.

 N26DS is a far cry from the plane that was delivered by Piper in 1979. This plane has a very high pedigree, modified to be a 700 hp Superstar 700 in the early 1990's  by Master Aviation of Danbury Connecticut, a well known Aerostar specialist.  There is no known damage history, and maintenance records are complete since delivery in 1979.  Much of the maintenance on this plane has been done in the well known Aerostar maintenance shops. 

N26DS has a fantastically updated avionics package, with  two WAAS enabled Garmin GPS/Map/Nav/Comms, a GMX-200 multi-function display, and the Aspen primary flight display.  The Century IV autopilot works flawlessly, having had a great deal of money invested in overhauled components and fine tuning.  The systems in this plane all work exceptionally well - power comes up smoothly and evenly, and the needles all match up very well.  The current owner has done blank check maintenance, going well beyond the basics required to keep a Superstar flying.  Nearly all of the available modifications have been done.  Engines were major overhauled with brand new heavy cases, brand new cylinder assemblies from Lycoming, and new camshafts.  Engine mounts were refurbished and powder coated.  All accessories on this plane are low time and functioning correctly.  N26DS is one of the faster known-ice equipped Superstars that I have flown, generally delivering cruise speeds at altitude of 230 knots true at 55%.

Recent annuals on this Aerostar have been done by Aerostar specialist The Flight Shop, in Brigham City Utah.  N26DS had its last annual completed in February of 2015.  Over $600,000 was invested in this plane over the past 10 years to make it one of the nicest flying Superstars in the fleet!

This Aerostar is not based in the Denver area and can be seen by appointment only.  Insurance endorsed transition training and delivery are available.  Please don't hesistate to inquire with regard to upgrades or customization requests.

1979 Piper Aerostar 601P / Superstar 700

Aerostar 601P



Engine Log Left

Aircraft Log #1

Engine Log Right

Aicraft Log #2

Aircraft Log #3

        • Approx 3450 Hours Total Time Since New
        • Complete and Original Maintenance Logs Since New
        • No Known Damage History
        • All Service Bulletins Completed
        • Spoilers Inc. Speedbrakes ($12,000 Installed)
        • Factory Overhead Air Conditioner Duct
        • Six-place Interior with Bench Seat, Swivel-Seat and Table
        • Door Ajar Annunciator
        • Factory Aux Hydraulic Pump (Electric)
        • Sea-Level Pressurization Controller
        • Pneumatic Upper Cabin Door Support
        • Pneumatic Baggage Door Support
        • Glareshield Mounted Aux Steering Switch

Option Number
Installed Price
Option #126
Electric Windshield Anti-Ice
$ 10,700
Option #144-501
Static Discharger Wicks 2 Piece Replaceable
$ 2,642
Option #241
Inconel Front Exhaust System
$ 10,992
Option #242
Inconel Exhaust Tail Pipes andWastegate Clamps
$ 9,888
Option #244
Auxiliary Fuel Tank System
$ 15,595
Option #246-1
700-6 Wheel Brake System
$ 7,140
Option #247
Turbo Induction Air Intercooling System
$ 20,000

Option #248
Overboost Protection
$ 4,113
Option #249
Low Noise Signature Prop. Blades (with new late hubs)
$ 19,300
Option #250
Low Speed Flight Control Enhancement System $ 6,020
Option #251
Fireproof Specification Engine Hoses $ 3,075
Option #252
Crankcase Breather Oil Recovery System $ 2,510
Option #253
Auxiliary Electric Seal Pump $ 2,900
Option #254
Engine Driven AC Compressor Kit (R134A) $ 8,551
Engine Ice Protection & Inboard Wing Deice Kit $ 14,180

Option #262 & 264
5.5 PSID Cabin Pressurization Upgrade and FL280 Cert
$ 33,000

Option #268
KFC 225 Autopilot Total Installed Price $ 55,000

Option #270
Battery Relocation Kit* w/o Battery $ 3,748

Option #275
Blended Winglets $ 19,900

Option #276
Aux Cabin Heat System $ 8,900

Service Bulletin
SB Description
Installed Price
Heavy Duty Landing Gear Torque Links
$ 2,490
X 920A
Engine Fire Detection Kit
$ 1,978
X 600-119
8 ea. Inconel 4 Segment Turbo Clamps w/Gaskets
$ 2,916
X 600-120
6 ea. High Temperature Engine Control Cables
$ 4,905
X 600-126
Fuel Vent/Expansion Line Kit $ 2,100
X 600-127
Wastegate Actuator In-Line Oil Filter $ 1,374
X 600-128
Nose Gear Drag Brace Upgrade $ 2,121
X 600-129A
Turbocharger Oil Supply Relief/Shut-Off $ 832
X 600-130
Horizontal Stabilizer Attach Fittings Inspection
$ 105
X 600-131A
Overhauled Turbocharger Scavenge Pumps $ 4,410
X 600-132
Wing Spar Inspection $ 105
X 600-133R1
Improved Aileron Bellcrank Attachment $ 1,060
X 600-134A
Main Landing Gear Lower Side Brace $ 3,534


    • Near New Aspen Primary Flight Display
    • Garmin GNS-530W GPS/Nav/Com Moving MAP with WAAS
    • Garmin GNS-430W GPS/Nav/Com Moving MAP with WAAS
    • Garmin GMX-200 Multi Function Display with Chartview
    • Garmin GDL-69 Uplink (Nexrad)
    • Century IV Autopilot with Flight Director (Fully Approach Coupled with GPS Steering - much had been invested to make this autopilot work like new!)
    • Century Remote Autopilot Mode Annunciator
    • Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel / Marker Beacon and 6 place intercom (Crew bose interfaces)
    • Dual Garmin Digital Transponders GTX-330 with Traffic / GTX-327
    • King KRA-10 Radar Altimeter
    • JPI EDM-760 Graphic Engine Monitor / Fuel Management (with TIT and Alarms)
    • Custom Powder Coated and Laser Engraved Instrument Panel Overlays ( Five surfaces including pedestal)
    • Glareshield Mounted Second Steering Switch
    • True Airspeed Indicator
    • Davtron Clock / OAT / Timer

    Please ask about avionics upgrades available.

Engines & Propellers

Left and Right Engine
    • Lycoming IO-540-S1A5MM (350 horsepower Intercooled with 1800 hour recommended TBO)
    • 335 Since Major Overhaul (Progressive Aero Kamloops BC)
    • NEW heavy cases, NEW Lycoming cylinders and NEW Camshafts at the Major Overhaul
    • Very low to NIL oil consumption
    • Propellers have 380 Hours SOH with late hub (No recurring AD's)

    • New Skytech Lightweight Starters at the Major OH
    • Known-Ice Manual Alternate Air Doors
    • Machen Front and Rear Inconel Exhaust
    • Aerostar Improved turbo crossover shaft kit
    • Freshly overhauled air-boxes
    • Fresh turbo-controllers
    • Wastegate actuator filter kit
    • Recently overhauled and matched prop governors
    • Recently overhauled fuel pumps
    • Recently overhauled magnetos
    • Recently overhauled fuel servos

Paint and Interior:
Paint was recently done in a split base scheme, matterhorn white over deep charcoal metallic with burgundy and grey metallic accents.  Paint is in excellent condition with few flaws - this Aerostar is rarely left outside even when on trips.

Interior is in very good condition done in Taupe leather with crew seats topped with matching integrated sheepskin.  All six seats are present, although just the bench and crew seats are pictured.  Plastech pleated pull-down shades were recently installed including optional pilot and co-pilot bezels.  Yokes were custom leather wrapped to match interior.

Larson Aircraft Sales
Phone: 303-503-8356
Fax: 303-413-9728
Physical Location:
Longmont - Vance Brand Airport (KLMO)
229 Airport Rd. 
Longmont, CO 80503
Mailing Address:
Larson Aircraft
PO Box 19641
Boulder, CO 80308

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