1972 Piper 1972 Piper Cherokee 180 (Archer) N5368T Serial #28 7205260(They were called Cherokees in.
Absolutely No Damage History and excellent maintenance history.Sure it only has 1700 Hours TT but always in annual and flown.
1 Family Owned Since New180HP
No Damage HistoryTTAF:1700Lycoming O-360 : 1700 Since New! (IRAN FOR NEW CAM 300 HOURS AGO) Engine good for another 1500hrs at least!
(Do you realize every overhaul you are flying on has 10,000-15,000 hours on the crankshafts and cases?)
This airplane just went through a very extensive annual inspection where fuel tanks were removed, spar inspected, eddy current test done. All Service Bulletins and AD"s are complied with.
This Cherokee is highly desirable because of the pending wing spar AD that IS coming. (5,000TT or a certain amount of 100 hour inspections.) This is a very expensive recurring AD that will greatly diminish the value of "Normal Time" PA-28 airplanes.
This plane will NEVER need this inspection in our lifetimes. This plane has never been a trainer, has had 0 100 hour inspections, ad is 3300 hours away from needing any type of AD complied with.
This airplane has ZERO corrosion, always in a heated hangar, always had dehydrator plugs when not being used for more than 2 weeks, and always brought up to temperature before being flown. This plane was always a Texas airplane and never left Texas, however it was registered in FL when the original owner registered it to his summer home. Lets be clear...the plane was never in Florida!
Before I purchased this bird, I had a very extensive prebuy done, and have put 100 hours on it since then. The plane has always had oil analysis done, and the results are excellent. Everything works perfectly on this plane, every gasket and seal has been replaced in the engine...it is worry free without the fear of engine infant mortality. Additionally, I had the cam inspected twice, once by pulling a cylinder and looking for ANY type of internal rust or corrosion, the engine looks NEW inside. More recently I had the cam and all followers inspected via a 5.5mm boroscope through the oil pan (yes, I didn"t know you could do that either). Engine does not leak! Hangar is where it is always stored.
The plane flies hands off, Century II Autopilot flies a localizer, VOR or the heading bug like new. It"s dead on, it isn"t a altitude hold autopilot, but...the plane trims so well, you"d never need it.
You don"t realize how these planes should fly when you buy or rent them. They are all bent in some way...they"ve all been landed hard at one point...not this airplane. This thing flies better than ANY PA-28 I have ever flown.
The seats look new, the plastics look new, ..just the control movements are so sharp and precise...you"d be amazed.
The plane flies 150mph all day at 2400 RPM...right at the bottom of the yellow arc.
Brakes are new, tires are new, all engine hoses are new. Mags Just Overhauled!.
Would you want a 5000 hour plane with fresh paint and leather seats, or a impeccable low hour ORIGINAL plane. I"d take the original any day of the week...twice on Sunday!
If the plane has any shortfalls...it is the avionics. It is fully IFR Certified, but it is really deserving of a Garmin 650 and a 345 for ADS-B...if I do not get what this plane is WORTH...thats what I"ll do.
I just had the plane 2 stage buffed and ceramic coated. It looks amazing.
If you want the "best" Archer available...this is it.
Time may go up as I"ve flown it 12 hours in the past 3 days....
Annual Due 6/2020 (Compressions all 72/80 or better) Uses NO oil! (Extensive Annual Just Completed)IFR Due 6/20Complete and concise logbooks!
I will not fly it to your mechanic for a pre-buy. There are plenty of reputable shops/IA"s locally that can do this.
I can ferry this airplane anywhere in the lower 48 States for the price of fuel and a airline ticket home.
I won"t deal with your finance company, your escrow agent, etc. It"s a Cherokee...not a Gulfstream. Cash or wire transfer only. Clear Aerospace Report, no liens, etc. Once again...it"s a Cherokee!
My reason for selling is I"m in the aviation business, and from time to time, a excellent airplane pops on my radar...and I buy it. The wife says I have too many airplanes...I just sold a IDENTICAL 1973 with 1250TT and no IRAN for $55,000...
Looking for a easy, drama free sale...No Deposits...if you want it and have the money, buy it!
My # is 630 273-7595.
This is not a "budget" Archer...this is the nicest original low time Cherokee!
Current date: 2019-07-03