“New paint and interior!! Only 295 hour total time since new on airframe and engine!!” Thorp 1978.

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Make: Thorp Model Year: 1978
Gorgeous Thorp T-18. S/N 65, professionally built in 1978. Lycoming 0290D Sterba 68/70 wooden prop. Only 295 hours total time on airframe and engine since new!! Always hangared. New paint and interior in 2016. AvMap mini EFIS, 360 digital com. Narco XPDR. New Mags in 2016. Yes...... it’s an 0-290. Everyone seems to want the “bigger engine” thorp with another 15 or so horsepower, but John Thorp designed the T-18 Around THIS engine and it does very well with it. 140kts at less than 6gph!! Out of inspection by a month, but it will be sold with a fresh condition inspection by a very knowledgeable high time T-18 Guru! A give-away price at $22000.... but the owner has too many planes and needs 4+ seats, so this beauty must go. You cannot even buy the raw materials to build this plane for the sales price! This is a flying, fast, easy to fly, pretty, sexy plane!!! Don’t miss out. Treat yourself. Life is short. Go for it!!! **RELISTED, due to a non paying bidder! He said he was “surprised” he won!!! Ugh. It’s a no reserve auction!!! Do not bid if you don’t expect to win of don’t have the money or your wife won’t approve or you weren’t aware of transport logistics etc...... your winning bid is not a permission slip to come see it and decide if you like it. Do that BEFORE you bid!!! You win the auction.....you own it. It’s a legal binding contract. Please be ready to follow through! Sorry to be unpleasant but this isn’t a game. It cost me time and money when you don’t keep your word. This is an unbelievable bargain!!! It’s a GOOD plane. Bid with confidence! (But follow through) On Dec-27-20 at 08:26:23 PST, seller added the following information:The owner asked me to add the following.... "in the interest of full disclosure......the previous owner (2015) made it known to the current owner that while he was taxiing, a strong gust caused him to swerve off the runway for a second before gaining control again. when he was pushing the plane back in the hangar..... he noticed about 1/8" of the tip of one of the wooden blades was chipped off. There was no change in RPM and it was NOT a sudden stoppage. He didnt even know it happened, A new prop was installed and log entry made". On Jan-01-21 at 13:40:00 PST, seller added the following information:UGH!!!! I am so sorry! the owner just realized the picture of the only flaw on the plane never made it into the listing. It is of 2 small 3" cracks in the canopy. They happened when the plane was new during installation and of course been repaired and are structurally fine, just a not perfect canopy.
Current date: 2021-01-05