Aircraft for sale, no registration?

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  1. bflynn

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    Could be de-registered so that the owner could keep the N-number, or it could have come from Canada and had a C- registration, OR the guy is a broker and is keeping the numbers under wrap to prevent someone sniping the sale.
    I vote for #3, as the guy is a broker.
     
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    Registration could be expired. But I would expect a serial number.
     
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    Barron Thomas at work again?
     
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    I zoomed in on the visor and you can barely make out the N number on the reflection from the panel. I then searched the FAA N-number database for all M20Cs made in 1968 with a registration starting that looked like N67*2* * which is as far as I could make out from the lo-res image. Cross-referenced that with planes registered on the east coast (narrowed it down to NE to make it easier to start with). That yielded a dozen or so N-numbers. Googled searched a few and got a hit: N6792N. Did a quick search online and apparently no history of damage - so Kenny is probably right

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    If it is N6792N, registration is valid. The registered owner is in Lee, NH, which is only 40 or 50 miles from Kennebunkport, ME where the broker is located.

    From Flightaware it looks like it's based at Skyhaven (KDAW), and since the next annual is due in January, 2021, it appears to have been flown to Portsmouth (KPSM) for the annual in late December and back to Skyhaven in late January.
     
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    This thread reads like a CSI episode
     
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    yeah - I meant Kenny's #3 scenario is probably right. N number is valid
     
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    Social distancing can be very productive :)
     
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    I vote for door #3


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    FWIW: Not necessarily. As mentioned above, he's keeping things tight on the reg and S/N. Number of brokers/dealers do this. The annual is good plus the other aircraft he has listed show no reg or s/n either.
     
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    Have Garcia "enhance" that image one more time and see if you can get the cylinder compressions figured out. :p
     
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    I agree - been in contact and reviewing logs
     
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    nice work, Columbo! :)
     
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    Just a few more questions, sir...
     
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    I looked closer and it's clear the pictures were photo shopped. Ok, case closed, thank you everyone for the understanding.
     
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    I've oftened wondered about this. Whenever i sell my plane im keeping the N number so I didnt know how that would work with selling it to someone/getting a new N number for the purchaser since I want to keep mine
     
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    That is some of the best internet sleuthing I have ever seen!


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    And there's nothing wrong with doing that. With the number of aircraft brokers out in the world, it follows that some are unscrupulous. The person offering the aircraft for sale is simply holding his cards close. That's understandable.
     
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    FYI: There's a method to keeping your N number but you need to complete the process before you sell the aircraft.
     
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    You'll probably have to include the costs to re register the airplane in the sale. Either a lower asking price, or an allowance for the buyer.
     
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    +1... :thumbsup:
     
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    Not to mention repainting the number.
     
  24. Bell206

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    FYI: if using a special reg number in this case pick a new number close to the existing number. There's usually better than a 50/50 chance you can get a new number one digit/letter off old number. Then buy a single number/letter vinyl decal and update the current reg number. Also don't forget to update the AWC, etc.
     
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    vinyl n numbers, makes it easy! I’m glad mine aren’t painted on
     
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    The airplane has the numbers on it, the pictures have been photoshopped.
     
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