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1938 Piper J3C-65 Cub w/ 75 hp

Reg # NC22726


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AcSerialNumber: 2696
1938 Piper J3C-65 Cub w/ 75 hp
TTAF: 4933
TT Eng1: 202 SMOH

Price: $41,900 Make Offer

Embark on your own tailwheel adventures with this dependable J3 Cub, steeped in history and expertly cared for by renowned aviation journalist and YouTube sensation, Paul Bertorelli. With years of ownership and countless appearances in his acclaimed writings and videos, this Cub has earned its stripes as a reliable and beloved aircraft. Simple, sweet, and boasting a straight-flying performance, it's an iconic piece of aviation heritage waiting for its next chapter. Now it is your turn to love, cherish and pass it along. 
This is a “No Electrical System” Cub 
Classic Piper J3 Panel Instruments 
- Altimeter 
- Airspeed Indicator 
- RPM with recording Tach
- Wet Compass 
- Ball Bank Indicator 
- Oil Temp
- Oil Pressure 
Engine Primer

Portable Comm Equipment:
Avcom 2-Place Intercom
 - Sidetone
 - remote input capability
Sporty’s PJ2 battery-operated radio
 - remote antenna located in tail section
 - antenna equipped with metal ground plane
Other Equipment: 
Grove Disc Brakes STC
Brackett Air Filter STC
Real Gaskets Pushrod Tube Mod STC
Sealed Struts
Wood Spars

2000 Refurbish - Aircraft stripped to bare metal, cleaned and bead blasted. Entire fuselage and wings and all metal components were painted. Aircraft was recovered with Poly Fiber. 

Good Condition 
Black Vinyl Seats with Yellow Piping
Rear Seat Shoulder Harness
Overhead Portable Intercom and Radio
Good Condition 
Ceconite 102 Lifetime Fabric
Classic Lockhaven Yellow  
Piper Cub Tail Graphics 
Fuselage Lightening Bolt 
Under-wIng “NC” N-Number
Other Description: 
Annual Inspection completed by Sarasota Avionics March 2024. 

Continental A-75-8
s/n 715003
Engine was overhauled and upgraded to 75 HP by
Don’s Dream Machines 2013

Sensenich wooden propellor (2016)

Damage history:
- Left landing gear strut replaced and recovered after hitting a runway marker. Prop was also replaced.

- Various airframe damage and repairs noted in early 1940s, (70 years ago.) see FAA Airworthiness File.

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