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Paul Sergeant is grateful his Sundowner stayed around long enough to complete his CFI-A and CFI-I without having to rent another plane. But he say’s, “it’s time for 49C to find another home.”
“A plane that is a step up to room and comfortable a very good useful load plus it is a delight to handle in the air. Those are just a few of the many reasons to choose a Beech Sundowner as your next airplane. Building time or travel cheap – the Sundowner lets you do both and not break your budget at the same time.” Flying
1983 Model Beechcraft C23 Sundowner N6349C, Serial number M2371.
Asking $55,000.00 OBO
N6349C is one of the best equipped Sundowners available. Serial Number M-2371 is one of the last Sundowners made, and was used as an instrument trainer by Executive Beechcraft in Missouri.
Paul purchased the aircraft in 2005 with a very low time engine and used it for his own commercial and CFI training and to carry his "growing" four person family around the United States. The only reason he's selling it is because that family just kept on growing and he upgraded to a V35A Bonanza.
In 2008 he replaced the original round dial steam gauges and upgraded to full IFR GPS capability, coupled to a STEC-50 autopilot with attitude hold. If that's not enough he’s got a dual LOC/GS ILS, KX-165 Nav/Com radio, ADF, DME and a WX-8 stormscope. "A serious IFR Cross Country Machine."
He also added the Power Flow STC for a tuned exhaust, adding 200 to 300 ft/min to the climb rate, and a top speed of 130kts. With full fuel and 1 person, moderate temperatures and starting at 600 ft MSL, an initial climb of 800 -1000 ft/min is not uncommon and well above book. He normally cruised at 2500 and 115 kts, buring 10.5 gallons per hour. Apparently the tail weight makes landing significantly easier than most C23's, and he's rarely had CG issues.
Specs & Equipment:
5500 TT on Airframe, 466 hrs SMOH on refurbished 0-360-A4K 180HP 4-cylinder engine S/N L24864-36A.
466 hrs on Propeller (Senseich 76EM8S5-O-60 s/n 29392K)
Stand-by Vacuum System
Dual Push to Talk on Yokes
Voice activated 2-Pl Intercom
59 Gal. Fuel
Red Reading Light
Hand tow bar
Stand-by Vacuum System
Master avionics switch
Exterior Power Receptacle
Electric Vent Fan/blower
Rear seat ventilation system
Strobes w/ Strobe Beacon
1 Piece Windshield
Dual Pilot Doors
External Paint – good (7), repainted in 1997
Internal Condition – good (8)
Annual October 2010 – no major squawks
New tires and ELT battery September 2010
Good compression on all 4 cylinders
IFR certification August 2009
AD’s complied with
No metal in oil
Contact: Paul.Sergeant@yahoo.com mobile: 214 708 5221
This motivated seller is even willing to paint it purple if needed. I’m thinking Darby should buy it, paint it pink and color the world happy.
Or some industrious person should do what Jason did—You could own this plane, build hours and have someone else pay for it. Click HERE to learn how. Do you know anyone who wants a great plane?
Enjoy the Journey!