For Sale: 1978 C172N (180 hp)

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  1. Pilawt

    Pilawt En-Route

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    Afraid I can't put this off any longer. I must put my late father's beautiful 172N on the market. He owned it since 1988 and doted on it lovingly. With 180-hp, Power-flow, gap seals and exhaust stack fairing it's a speedy 172. Lots of family memories in this airplane.

    The airplane is in Grants Pass, Oregon. PM me and I can put you in touch with my dad's mechanic who has access to the airplane.

    -- Aircraft Summary --
    Registration Number: N737YQ
    Year: 1978
    Manufacturer: Cessna
    Model: 172N
    Horsepower: 180 (Air Plains STC)
    Total Time: 3990
    Engine Total Time: Lyc. O-360-A4M, 620 since new
    Prop Total Time: Sensenich F/P, 620 since new
    PRICE: $59,500
    State: Oregon
    Country: USA

    -- Avionics --
    Two KX175B, GS, KLN90B GPS (VFR), KN64 DME, KR85 ADF, KT76A TXP, Sigtronics 4-seat intercom, Davtron digital VOR indicator

    -- Equipment --
    Power-Flow exhaust, Lasar electronic ignition, EI 4-cylinder EGT/CHT, cyl base & sump heaters, standby vacuum, electric aileron trim, manifold pressure gauge

    -- Interior --
    Recent Airtex seats, doorpanels & carpet; all interior plastic refinished; custom air vents; Rosen visors

    -- Exterior --
    Beautiful original paint, strobes, wingtip pulselights, flap & aileron gap seals, exhaust stack fairing, new brake linings & seals

    -- Additional Remarks --
    One owner since 1988; pampered, hangared airplane
     

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  2. Arbiter419

    Arbiter419 Cleared for Takeoff

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    Absolutely beautiful airplane.

    Sorry that you have to part with it though.

    Good luck though!
     
  3. TangoWhiskey

    TangoWhiskey Administrator Management Council Member PoA Supporter

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    I love the "avoid prolonged inverted flight" placard. Wish I had $50Kish to spend right now! I hope it finds a good home.
     
  4. Pilawt

    Pilawt En-Route

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    That was my dad's sense of humor. At one time there was also a "No Screaming" placard on the panel. :D

    I flew that airplane a lot when we all lived in southern California and I didn't have an airplane of my own. There were a lot of father-son trips with our boys (who are now both in their 30's). I took my younger boy to a father-son retreat at Hume Lake CA, and Pres. Reagan's son Michael and his son came along with us on that trip in the airplane (photo below).

    After my parents moved to Oregon and I moved to Washington I still liked to fly this airplane whenever we got together.

    When my grandmother could no longer live alone my wife and I had to transport her (and her cat) from her home of 50 years in LA to live with my uncle in Oregon. We couldn't do it by car, and she would not have been able to climb into my Grumman Cheetah, so we borrowed the 172 for the difficult and emotional journey.

    My mother had health problems that prevented her from taking long car trips, but the 172 was comfortable for her, and it was a blessing for her and my dad in her later years. After she died in 1995, the airplane and his airport pals became the focus of my dad's life, and he flew it all over the western states.

    I have another airplane and I've made the decision to fly under sport pilot rules, so I can't keep the 172. I just hope it gets a good home. It's earned it. :cheerswine:
     

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  5. SteveinIndy

    SteveinIndy Line Up and Wait

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    Your dad sounds like my kind of guy. Sorry to hear belatedly about his passing.
     
  6. Ghery

    Ghery Final Approach

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    Hume Lake, eh? My grandfather was one of the founders and had a great cabin on the hill overlooking the camp. He made many of the signs around the camp, as well. I haven't been there in years.