1965 Piper Comanche 400

Year 1965
Type Single Engine
Make Piper
Model Comanche 400
Price $59,900
Registration N8519L
Serial 26-99
Total Time 3072
SMOH 733
Location CA


This rocket-ship of a Comanche was only produced for a year and a half by Piper, and remains one of the fastest non-turbocharged production airplanes on the market today. Top speeds of 250 mph with cruise speeds of 225mph and fuel efficiency exceeding many turbo aircraft.  This low time aircraft has been lovingly preserved in dry climate hangars in Palm Springs and Ramona, California after the owner had a grounding medical condition. Last annual was done in 2012 and she still shows well, but would require an annual inspection and/or ferry permit to move her. Call or text Rick Shaw at 310-850-2647 for details.


3072 TT
130 Gallon Fuel Capacity
Four-Place Built-In O2 System
Gross Weight: 3600#
Empty Weight: 2180#
No Damage History
Complete Logs
Annual Due (Last annual accomplished in 2012)

Engine Specs:

Eight Cylinder Lycoming IO-720-A1B, Serial L-209-54
733 Hours Since Overhaul (1800hr TBO)
Lightweight Starter


Hartzell 3 Blade, Model HC-A3VK-4, Serial A194
14 Hours Since AD  97-18-02R1 Compliance and Service by Santa Monica Propeller, 3/2007


Mark 12 Nav/Com
SL40 Nav/Com
Bendix BX2000 TSO Transponder
Apollo GX55 GPS
Apollo MX20 MFD
Century IIB Autopilot
King KMA20 TSO Audio Panel
King VOR/ILS Head
No Interphone, Pilot Headset Jack Only to Audio Panel

Year Interior:

Excellent Condition Throughout

Year Exterior:

Excellent Paint Condition
Always Hangared Since 1985 in Dry Climate, Palm Springs and Ramona

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