Hello fellow Pilots! I am beginning to look into the purchase of my first plane. I have read many of the threads on here regarding plane purchases and expenses. I am ASEL Private and IR rated pilot with close to 200 hours (going to commercial and CFI/CFII next). Over 50 hours in Piper Arrow/Saratogas. Typical mission profile will be local trips on the weekend from Columbia, SC to Greensboro NC (about 180NM). Trips to Maine, Florida, and NC Coast every other month (2 adults, 0 kids). Trying to decide if either plane described below would be worth pursuing: 1. 1979 Piper Turbo Arrow - 2 owner plane always hangered, 3200 TTAF & 1770 SMOH, all original avionics and interior. Paint in good shape. All logs available and no damage history. Asking $43,900. 2. 1953 D35 Bonanza - 4500 TTAF & 200 SMOH/POH, nice paint and interior, all logs available and no damage history. Always hangered asking $50k. (worried about the cost of parts and availability of parts on something this old). Both planes are currently IFR rated, have current annuals, and fly regularly. Give me your thoughts!