“This Mooney M20C is in great condition, ready to fly anywhere.” 1977 Mooney I am relisting this.

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“This Mooney M20C is in great condition, ready to fly anywhere.”
Model Year: 1977 Make: Mooney
I am relisting this aircraft because a bidder contacted me, discussed the airplane and said he wanted to buy it, then selected the "Buy it Now" option and then, after the airplane was shown as "sold" wanted to open negotiations. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read the following paragraph which appeared on the original listing. IF YOU HIT "BUY IT NOW", OR IF YOU ARE THE HIGH BIDDER, YOU HAVE BOUGHT YOURSELF A VERY NICE AIRPLANE. DO NOT BID UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO BUY!!! This time, the auction is for 7 days.
Buyers, PLEASE, before you bid, talk to your spouse, banker, mechanic, insurance company, potential partner, friend and whoever else. This is an auction, and you are bidding to buy, NOT for the privilege of looking the airplane over. I can arrange for you to look at the airplane at Arlington, Texas by arrangement before you bid. If you are the winning bidder and fail to complete the purchase, you forfeit the deposit. Also, keep in mind that I have attempted to describe the airplane accurately as to condition and equipment, but it is a 42 year old airplane. That said, it"s a really nice aircraft and I would fly it anywhere today.
If you are looking for a serious cross country aircraft, this Mooney will travel fast, burn fuel economically, and has some serious avionics and autopilot to make cross country travel safe and comfortable. For local flying and short trips, you can throttle back and get fuel burns like a Cessna 172. She’s a really pretty aircraft also. This airplane is very well equipped with great avionics and autopilot, and some really nice accessories. I am an A&P mechanic and I own this aircraft outright. Hangared at Arlington Municipal Airport, Arlington, Texas (KGKY). Access by appointment. This is a late M20C model Mooney. They made the M20C from 1963 to 1978. This is a 1977 model. Has electric landing gear and flaps, not the manual gear and flaps earlier models had. AIRFRAME: M20C 1977 model, Airframe Serial #20-1239. Total Time since new: 4286. ENGINE: 180 h.p. Lycoming O-360-A1D Ser. L-23880-36A TT4286 Time since Lycoming factory overhaul 1057.89. Compressions at annual: #1-72/80 #2-74/80 #3-76/80 #4-74/80. PROPELLER: Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF, has ONLY 52.32 hours since overhaul. This aircraft had a very extensive annual in October 2017, and now has a fresh Annual Inspection signed off on October 2018. All engine and airframe AD’s complied. Aircraft flies well, trims out well. Flies well hands free even without the autopilot engaged. All avionics and accessories operate. Exterior White/Blue/Silver. Paint is shiny, overall in very good condition. Has some surface scratches here and there. No hail damage or other damage that I can see, other than some minor scratches, etc. I rate it about a 7 or 8 overall. A very pretty airplane as the photos show. Interior is cream color leather in good condition. In my opinion about a 7 or 8. Carpet is dark gray in near new condition. Matching front floor mats with Mooney Name on the mats Avionics: IFR Pitot-Static cert performed :09/20/2017 Garmin GNS 430 Non-WAAS Comm: Narco COM 810 TSO VOR: Narco NAV 825 TSO with glideslope Transponder Garmin GTX 330 with mode C Audio Panel: Garmin GMA 340 Auto Pilot: S-Tec with altitude hold. Operates fine OTHER ACCESSORIES Engine analyzer: Electronics International 4 cyl. Electronics International fuel flow gauge Electronic Tachometer: Horizon Industries Davtron Clock/Timer ELT: battery expiration date September 2019 Precision Aviation Vertical Card Compass Data Recorder: WX 10 storm scope Wingtip strobes Cockpit and wing covers included Engine logbooks complete since new. The first airframe logbook is missing, so airframe logs are complete since 10/02/1991. Aircraft had 2 gear up landings many years ago. All damage repaired correctly, 337 filed, and the airplane looks and flies great.The first gear up occurred in 1988, and was during the time recorded in the missing (first) logbook. I do have a copy of the form 337 related to this incident. At the time of the repair, the aircraft was owned by Dallas Avionics, and the repairs were done by Dugosh Aircraft Services in Kerrville, Texas (Mooneys are built in Kerrville). 337 is dated 07-15-1988.
The second gear up repairs are recorded in the second airframe logbook, which I have. The repairs appear to involve only removal and replacement of 3 belly skins, main and nose gear tubes and nose gear doors, brake calipers,the step and hardware associated with the repairs. No 337 filed or required. The logbook entry is dated 10-17-2000, and total airframe time was 3711.3. So the airplane has flown over 500 hours since that repair.
These repairs were made many years ago, and the airplane has flown since with no issues. In fact, the last owner before me installed the great avionics package, so obviously thought enough of the airplane to invest a large amount in that upgrade. I have owned the aircraft for between 2 and 3 years. I also have a Cessna Cardinal RG. My spouse had a knee replacement, and now has issues climbing in and out of low wing airplanes, so we have decided to keep the Cessna and sell the Mooney. A large part of the Mooney sale price will go toward an avionics upgrade on the Cessna.
Current date: 2019-03-11