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1972 Piper Comanche  260C (PA24-260C)

N922JM is 11th from the last Comanche built, the series having been ended by flooding at the Pennsylvania factory in the early 1970's.  The Comanche 260C with the shark nose has a cult following, and is widely regarded as one of the best retractable singles ever built and the best all around example of the Comanche singles.  Exceptional styling and a good balance of power, economics and efficiency make this plane very popular among its pilots.

N922JM started life as N5000P.  This Comanche spent its early life in Minnesota, the majority of its middle life in Southern California, and its recent history in the Tulsa Oklahoma area.

Please don't hesitate to call us at (303) 503-8356 with further questions regarding N922JM, insurance, finance options, upgrades or transition training. This plane is based in the Tulsa OK area, and can be viewed by appointment.

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1972 Piper Comanche 260C



        • Approximately 2474.2 Hours Total Time Since New
        • Aircraft to be delivered with a fresh annual..
        • Damage History - Extremely isolated damage in a "Belly Takeoff" incident (pilot caught himself in a belly landing, was able to take-off, extend the gear and land) - Damage was isolated to six stainless screws on the belly, antenna, the inboard flap skins, and propeller (replaced with new). Engine was major overhauled subsequently. Rudder and trim-tab replaced due to hangar rash in 1974.  One skin replaced on wing due to hangar rash.
        • Nice Straight Corrosion Free Airframe (MN, CA, and OK history)
        • Complete Logbooks going back to  flight test in 1972.

        Optional Equipment:

        • Air-Oil Separator
        • Stainless Heater Boxes
        • Sky-tech lightweight starter
        • 3 Blade Hartzell Prop
        • Long-range fuel (recent aux bladders)

<>                        Avionics:
        • S-Tec 50 Autopilot with Alt-Hold and Localizer Coupling
        • Terra TMA-340 Audio Panel
        • Collins Microline 251/351 Nav-Com #1 (Glideslope)
        • Collins Microline 251/351 Nav-Com #2
        • King KT-76A Transponder
        • King KR-86 ADF
        • Narco DME-190
        • Northstar M1 Loran
        • JPI EDM-800 Graphic Engine Monitor
        • Hoskins CFS-1000 Fuel Management
        • True Airspeed Indicator

Engines & Propellers
    • Lycoming IO-540-N1A5 with 2000 Hour TBO
    • 10 Hours Since Major Overhaul
    • Propeller was New 10 Hours Ago, Hartzell Scimitar 3 Blade
    • Sky-tech lightweight starter
    • Air-oil separator

Paint & Interior

Paint is in good condition and rates a conservative 7/10.  Paint will brighten tremendously with a little buffing. Glass is in good condition.

Interior is in good condition done in grey tones with red piping. Pilots seat has a 6" seam that has separated in the middle of the seat back. Baggage compartment shows some scuffing and general wear.  Carpet is in good shape with some staining that would likely disappear with a good cleaning.

Priced at $96,900

How we arrived at our price

In the current market, many of the conservative banks are using Vref for their standard for making aircraft loans, as they are seeing lower appraisal values based on Vref.  We are using Vref base values for establishing the price on this aircraft.  Most of these base values have gone down at least 35% (on piston singles) from the highs in the late 1990's and early 2000's. 

When appraising an aircraft, the base value is the starting point and applies to an "average" plane as specified by the appraisal tool. From there, the appraisal must be corrected up or down for engine time, total time, damage history, paint and interior condition,  significant modifications, and  avionics package installed.

Modifications and avionics that are in high demand can bring up to 85% of the current installation cost (for example a near new Garmin GNS-530 with WAAS), while more readily available and desirable modifications and avionics usually bring 35% - 50% of the new installed cost (a STOL kit or tip-tank kit).

We started with the Vref base price corrected per Vref for total time and engine time.  We then added and subtracted as appropriate for all the non-standard equipment.

This aircraft will present no problems for a standard 80% loan for a qualified buyer.  Often we can package avionics and other upgrades into the loan amount.
Priced at $96,900

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Larson Aircraft Sales
Phone: 303-503-8356
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Longmont - Vance Brand Airport (KLMO)
229 Airport Rd.  (Hangar H-1B)
Longmont, CO 80503
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