https://www.barnstormers.com/listing_images.php?id=1820962 This is an aircraft that could use a paint job. However, would it be a bad idea to not bother spending money on paint (at least for several years)? Could the deplorable exterior lead to problems that may render the aircraft unairworthy, such as rust or corrosion? Also, would it increase the drag during flight? A Cherokee 140 isn’t exactly a speed machine, though I have heard of some aircraft having a slightly increased airspeed after a new paint job? With an asking price of only $42k, this could be a good budget aircraft if a pilot doesn’t mind flying a butt-ugly aircraft, so long as everything else is in decent shape (big ‘if’; DEFINITELY want a thorough pre-buy inspection), and the dilapidated paint wouldn’t lead to problems).