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1972 CESSNA 172L SKYHAWK AIRCRAFT FOR SALE - SOLD
Over $47,000 value upgrades, Best selling aircraft
  •   Newer paint & interior
  •   Autopilot and GPS
  •   Digital Avionics
  •   ADS-B out
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  Specifications

1972 CESSNA 172L     N3961Q

Total Time 5495
Engine 1 Time 1358 SMOH
Useful Load 872 lbs
Year Painted 2001
Interior Year 2000
No of Seats 4
Flight Rules IFR Certified
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  Description

I flew this airplane for about 3 hours and it was a joy to fly. After reaching cruising altitude I engaged the autopilot, set the GPS color moving map to my destination and preset all the frequencies on the digital radios. It flew beautifully by itself, I could have read a book on the way. This 172 is completely upgraded with newer paint, a newer interior, panel upgrades of digital avionics including a Garmin GPS with XM weather, an autopilot, ADSB out and much more. An IFR plane that looks and flies great. All logs since new, no damage history, fresh detailed annual. This is a rare chance to own a true turn-key Cessna 172 airplane that’s equipped and flies like a much newer model for a fraction of the cost of a newer one. The engine is a Lycoming 0320-E2D, the same as the 172M model. This engine is considered one of the best Lycoming 4 cylinder engines; they often go 3000-3500 hours without an overhaul. They are very reliable and fuel-efficient, burning only 5.5 - 8 gallons per hour. Clean oil analysis reports and great compressions in the mid 70’s. The exterior is completely repainted with a modern color scheme that makes it look like a 2012 or newer; this plane gets attention anywhere you go. All glass is very clean. Interior also completely redone including all seats, headliner and plastics. Autopilots are rare in these models but this one has an all-electric Century I autopilot which not only keeps the wings level but can also track the Nav/CDI, great for long trips and added safety for IMC conditions. ADS-B out and 2020 mandate complied with so you can save thousands of dollars over buying one without ADSB. All gauges are very clear, excellent digital upgraded radios. I really like the PMA 8000B audio panel with ATC playback function, intercom, connect your phone or music, 4 place intercom. Both pilots can have separate frequencies active simultaneously. Cessna 172L and M models have the highest demand. This 172 can carry 4 people with a useful load of 872 lbs. Fly over 13,000ft with a range of 675 miles. It can take off and land in any field or grass strip with its low take-off distance of 865 feet and landing only needs 520 feet. Some average values of the major upgrades: Paint $16000 Interior $8000 Autopilot $12000 Avionics $7000 ADSB out & GPS $ 4500 That is $47,500 extra value One of the best fully upgraded 172L you can own; safe, economical, fun to fly and looks great as well. Please watch our 18min full video of this Cessna 172 to see all the details, how it flies and lots of interesting facts as well. Some of the things we offer include: 1. We can transport anywhere in USA 2. We can arrange prebuy locally or with your mechanic 3. Free airport pickup and dropoff 4. Free 5 hour type training with a CFI if you need 5. We can help you to find financing & insurance

  Features

Avionics / Equipment

Avionics
  • 4 place intercom with music input
  • Airspeed indicator with true airspeed
  • CDI
  • Century I autopilot with CDI tracking
  • Dual digital Mac 1700 radios
  • Electric 40 degree flaps
  • Flap indicator dial
  • Garmin 496 panel-mounted GPS with XM weather
  • Narco AT155 transponder
  • OBS
  • PMA 8000B audio panel
  • Sigmatek 5000B attitude indicator with vacuum flag
  • 4 place intercom with music input
  • Airspeed indicator with true airspeed
  • CDI
  • Century I autopilot with CDI tracking
  • Dual digital Mac 1700 radios
  • Electric 40 degree flaps
  • Flap indicator dial
  • Garmin 496 panel-mounted GPS with XM weather
  • Narco AT155 transponder
  • OBS
  • PMA 8000B audio panel
  • Sigmatek 5000B attitude indicator with vacuum flag
Equipment
  • ADS-B out
  • Cabin heat
  • Dual push to talk yoke buttons
  • EGT gauge
  • OAT gauge
  • ADS-B out
  • Cabin heat
  • Dual push to talk yoke buttons
  • EGT gauge
  • OAT gauge

Airframe / Engine / Prop

Airframe
  • Most Interior Plastics Replaced
  • Newer 3 color paint scheme
  • Newer Interior
  • Newer Seat Belts including 4 place Shoulder Harness System
  • Rosen Visors
  • Wheel pants
  • Most Interior Plastics Replaced
  • Newer 3 color paint scheme
  • Newer Interior
  • Newer Seat Belts including 4 place Shoulder Harness System
  • Rosen Visors
  • Wheel pants
Engine
  • Lycoming O320-E2D 150HP
  • Lycoming O320-E2D 150HP
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