You can pay about the same or less for an average to below average 252 or you can buy one of the better 231's around. One of they hard to find late year 231’s. Equipped with most of the desirable features but without the price tag of a similarly equipped 252. Low Time Engine, Overhauled in 2012. Standard items include the highly acclaimed one-piece belly (1984 and later models), split / removable back seats (1982 and later models), wing tips and wing root fairings (’79 and on). Non-standard items on this one include Dual Garmin 430’s (one with WAAS), Garmin Audio and Transponder, WX-500 Stormscope, Monroy Long Range Tanks (1000+ Mile Range), Electric Standby Vacuum, the smooth three-blade Hartzell prop and the Merlyn Wastegate. 2013 Leather Seats, Carpets and New Side Windows.
3028 Hours Total Time Since New.
250 Hours Since Major Overhaul (see notes in Maintenance Section).
Continental TSIO-360LB, 210hp, 1800 TBO
805 Hours Total Time Since Overhaul, 3-Blade Hartzell.
Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel with Intercomm and Markers.
Garmin GNS-430W WAAS GPS / Nav / Com / Map #1.
Garmin GNS-430 GPS / Nav / Com / Map #2.
Garmin GTX-327 Digital Transponder.
BF Goodrich WX-500 Stormscope, Displayed on GPS.
Quadra Anywhere Map with Nexrad Weather (Panel Mounted)
King KFC-150 Autopilot with Altitude Hold and ILS Coupling.
Monroy Long Range Fuel Tanks (109 Gallons Usuable) ~ Merlyn Upper Deck Pressure Controller (Wastegate Controller) ~ JP Instruments EDM-730 Color Engine Monitor with Fuel Option ~ GAMI TurboJectors Fuel Injectors ~ Factory Oxygen System ~ Standby Attitude Indicator (Vacuum) ~ Electric Standby Vacuum ~ Dual Glide Slopes ~ Vertical Card Compass ~ Mod Works Vernier Throttle Control ~ Split Folddown (Quick Remove) Rear Seats ~ Articulating Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats ~ Avionics Master Switch ~ Wing Fuel Sight Gauges ~ 4-Place Shoulder Harnesses ~ Dual Yoke Mounted PTT.
Tan Leather Seats and Tan Carpets (New in 2013). Plastic Redyed. Good Condition.
Overall Beige with Dark Blue, Light Blue and Burgundy Stripes/Accents. Nearly Original (Repainted in 1989). Dark Tinted Back Windows.
Annual Inspection Due July 2016. New Windshield in 2011. New Side Windows in 2013. Corrosion Inspection by Maxwell in 2013All New Shock Discs in 2010. The engine is overhauled by Pine Mountain Aviation in Danbury, CT. The engine work includes overhaul of the engine mount and exhaust system, new cylinders/pistons, new camshaft and new mags.
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