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1980 Piper Turbo Saratoga
PA32-301T (Fixed Gear)

The 1980 Saratoga was the first of the Cherokee Six line to bear the Saratoga name, and the first model year after abandonment of the widely unpopular T-Tail design.  The Turbo fixed gear Saratoga is certificated up to 20,000 feet, with a book high cruise of 165 knots and a 20,000 foot service ceiling.   The Cherokee Six line is famous for its comfortable, wide 6 seat cabin and ability to carry just about anything that will fit in its aft baggage area and/or handy front baggage compartment.  The Saratoga incorporated a tapered wing design as opposed to the early Cherokee Six version of the "Hershey Bar" wing.

N8173P was the the 15th production Turbo Saratoga to come off the line, and was issued a standard airworthiness certificate on March 6 1980 after 2.22 hours of test flight.   This plane was purchased by the current owner from the original owner, who based the plane in Billings Montana.  Paint and interior are all original and in decent condition.  The current owner is a business based near Cody Wyoming, and the plane splits its time between Wyoming and Northeast Colorado.

This plane has great high-altitude cross-country capabilities, and is well equipped for the mission with a GNS-530 WAAS and a Century IIIB Autopilot with approach coupling and altitude hold.

How we arrived at our price:

This Saratoga is based at Longmont Municipal Airport (KLMO), and can be viewed by appointment. Please don't hesitate to call us at (303) 503-8356 with further questions regarding this Saratoga, insurance, finance options, upgrades or transition training.

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1980 Piper Turbo Saratoga

sn: 32-8024015


Aircraft Log #1

Engine Log #1 (MOH forward)

        • 3625  Hours ApproximateTotal Time Since New
        • No Known Damage History
        • No Corrosion Issues - Hangared Since New
        • Dry Rocky Mountain History - Montana, Wyoming and Colorado
        • Complete Logbooks back to factory test flight March of 1980.
        • 1388.8 lb Useful Load

        Optional Equipment:

        • Long-range fuel  (102 gal Usable)
        • M20 Air-Oil Separator


        • Garmin GNS-530 WAAS GPS / Map / Nav / Comm
        • King KCS-55A Slaved HSI with primary glideslope
        • Garmin GDL-69A Data Uplink with music
        • King KY-196 #2 Com
        • Altimatic IIIC / Century III Autopilot (Fully Approach Coupled with Glideslope Intercept)
        • PS Engineering PM-8000RB Audio Panel with Marker Beacon
        • King KT-76C Transponder with Mode C

        • Horizon Digital Tach

Engine & Propeller
    • Lycoming TIO-540-S1AD with 1800 hr Recommended TBO
    • 70 Hours Since Major OH (Heart of Texas Aircraft Engine, Inc.; Tach 3572.30 on 5/21/2014)
    • 1340 Hours Since Propeller OH with New Hub (Rocky Mountain Propeller in 2005)
    • Fresh Turbo Overhaul (Main Turbo at last annual)

Paint & Interior

Paint is original base off-white with blue and light-blue accents.  Paint is showing wear and tear expected for a well cared for 1980 vintage aircraft.

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Interior is original blue crushed velour in good condition.

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Larson Aircraft Sales
Phone: 303-503-8356
Fax: 303-413-9728
email: info@aest-sales.com
Physical Location:
Longmont - Vance Brand Airport (KLMO)
229 Airport Rd.  (Hangar H-1B)
Longmont, CO 80503
Mailing Address:
Larson Aircraft
PO Box 19641
Boulder, CO 80308

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