This is nuts! 150k super cub

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millerdvr

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Saw this on Barnstormers today. I frequently cruise through the old Pipers and am always amazed at the price that they are asking. For $150k you could buy a brand new zero time airframe, powerplant and the whole nine yards with all the bells and whistles.
It is a nice looking PA-18 but not sure what the money buys you with this one.

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TFF

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Cubs are a strange anomaly in airplanes. Nostalgia and ability go along way to making value. A local guy found the Cub he soloed in in the 50s, bought it, and had it restored; probably spent $50K when good Cubs went for $20K. Then you have people buying Carbon Cubs spending a bunch. The truth is also, you can ask anything but do you have a buyer at that price. I can understand Cubs, but some local put $300K into a Cessna 337 and he wanted to get his money out of it.
 

208Caravan

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I don't have much room to speak, I invested 165k in a Super Cub I restored couple years ago. Luckily I found a buyer.
 

bruce

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Doesn't seem too out of line to me, looks like a Cub Crafters airplane, when they rebuild/restore a Cub it is essentially brand new when completed (total time of course carries on but is irrelevant with this detailed of a restoration) Basically its a brand new airplane with 37 hrs on it.
 

SVSUSteve

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Still.....there's no Cub worth that kind of cash (except maybe one with an independently verifiable service record during WWII). If I want to move at highway speeds, I'm sure as heck not going to pay $150,000 to do it.
 

bruce

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Perhaps to you, but Cub Crafters has sold enough 180k rebuilds and 215k brand new Top Cubs to stay in business.
 

SVSUSteve

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Perhaps to you, but Cub Crafters has sold enough 180k rebuilds and 215k brand new Top Cubs to stay in business.
Ah...to each and to their own. Although I don't count the 100 and 180 hp Cubs they sell as "Cubs". You say "Cub" I think J-3 and a 50 or 65hp engine. It's like putting a 350 hp engine on a Cessna single and claiming it's a 172.
 

GarandOwner

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You have to remember the market, being able to carry 1k lbs and take off in a few lengths of the airplane is invaluable in rural areas where you can’t reach by roads. Just because it doesn’t fit your idea of a weekend flyer doesn’t mean that it isnt worth it to bush pilots. Dont like it? Dont buy it
 

Dan Thomas

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It's like putting a 350 hp engine on a Cessna single and claiming it's a 172.
There's one of those around here, too. The guy assembled it and was able to get it registered as a homebuilt. It had a 172 fuselage, 182 wings and tailfeathers, and the 310-hp Continental IO-520 from a Cessna 206. Went like a scared cat, it did.

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