The Beech Aircraft Corporation introduced the Beechcraft E18S Bonanza in 1947 and is considered the longest produced aircraft model as the line is still being built today. In total and incorporating all variants of the Bonanza aircraft
, over 17,000 planes have been manufactured. Current costing of
newly build models is approximately $700,000 per unit, however older models can be found for very affordable prices ranging from $60,000, to under $200,000 for a late 1980's model. A unique feature of all Beechcraft E18S is the interconnection of the rudder and yoke pedals by bungee cords. This design
has the benefit of allowing the plane to turn in coordinated flight. One of the very popular variants is the 33 Debonair, the first being the 35-33 Debonair featuring a single 225hp engine. The 1966 35-C33A Debonair came with the option of a fifth seat, plus the more powerful 285hp Continental single engine.
The successful F33A Bonanza, built from 1970 to 1994, also features the same engine, but a longer cabin was developed on later models as well as additional seats. Currently in production today is the BE36 Bonanza G36 with Garmin G1000 avionics and glass cockpit. Take a look at all of our Beech Bonanza E18s models for sale below.