AERONCA 1939 65C SUPERCHIEF, LOOKS COMPLETE, FAA BILL OF SALE, CURRENT REG.
Sale price: US $3,700.00 Make an Offer
Reedley, California, United States
Barn find. Looks complete but needs work. Aircraft will have FAA bill of sale, and has current registration. Serial number is 4939. I am told the Super Chief has a larger A65 engine and might be a little more rare. At least some of the wood spars have rot, but spruce spars are available. At least two wing ribs have rodent damage. Fuselage wood stringers are bowed from dope shrinkage. Cowling and nose bowl are there. See pics. Wood prop and prop retainer goes with it, but don"t know prop condition. Currently brake lining is stuck onto brake drums. Logbooks only show entries in1964-1965. Original logs missing. I was told the engine is relatively low time and was run in the last year. I can make run if desired. Engine logbook states that engine had 31 hours SMOH in 1964. Old invoices show +.015 cylinders, and many engine and airframe parts purchased between 1965-1972 by a new owner, and are available. Appears to not have flown since around 1965. Airframe 1964 logbook states no damage history and excellent condition. FAA 337 forms show all new wing ribs and leading edges in1965. Aircraft was placed in storage in about 1972 until now. Aircraft is a project and is obviously unairworthy at this time due to dope shrinkage, wood rot, rodent damage, and 50 years of storage. Purchaser to determine airworthiness.