# 49 Aronaca Chief North Dakota 65 Cont.

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#### don january

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Just came across a deal on this aircraft. Asking price is 12500.00 but fella is willing to go part cash and part nineteen thirties car or truck project. I called him and was told it tipped up and had a prop strike and cracked prop and bent one lift strut. I question spar damage and it's not known. Sad thing is he said it is sitting outside as of yesterday in the climate of N.D. and wants it out of the yard. I will drive over tomorrow and take a look. If member is more interested give me a pm and I'll let you know what I discover. Don

#### Turd Ferguson

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Day late and dollar short, I was just in N.D. yesterday.

#### Victor Bravo

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Contact BMCJ, I recall he was looking for a Champ to give instruction in at some time a couple of years back.

#### Kyle Boatright

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A busted up Chief for $12,500 isn't a great deal. You can buy decent flyers in the mid-teens. #### don january ##### Well-Known Member Log Member I told him 12,500.00 was in my opinion twice the worth of it's value because of probable condition and he said he was starting there and open to any offer. One good thing he has all logs for engine and aircraft. I will ask to get a couple pictures when I drive over to location. #### Hot Wings ##### Grumpy Cynic HBA Supporter Log Member A busted up Chief for$12,500 isn't a great deal. You can buy decent flyers in the mid-teens.
That does seem kind of high.
My brother has a '46 for sale in that price range about 1 state SW of there....probably with a fresh annual. He also has a 175 that is about 150 past TBO so he might be willing to deal on the 'knocker.

#### bmcj

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Contact BMCJ, I recall he was looking for a Champ to give instruction in at some time a couple of years back.
No, Champs only, not a Chief, and I did get a Champ, but thanks for the thought.

#### Victor Bravo

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Oops, sorry. Glad you found a Champ.

#### don january

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Drove over and took a peak and a bust in my opinion. I offered to give him 2500 for the 65 Cont but he does not want to part out at this time. Fabric has more dust then paint and strut fitting mount appeared to be bent also. I will try and share any aircraft that shows up locally in my area. There is a nice Mirage ultralight for 2,500.00 posted on Grand Forks N.D. Craigs list. bird is located on the very North East tip of N.D.

#### ToddK

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You can get a clean flying Chief for \$15,000 all day long, one of the best values in aviation.