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1964 Piper Comanche 400

Location: Thomasville, Pennsylvania (THY)
  • Total Time: 3640 hrs.
  • Engine: Lycoming
    400 hp IO-720-A1B
    815 hrs. Since Overhaul by Columbia Engines in 1992
  • Prop: 448 hrs. since new Hartzell MV which has no ADs
  • Next Annual Due:
    October, 2017
1964 Piper Comanche 400
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This historic aircraft is regretfully offered for sale by it's long-time owner as the icon of the mark. N8400P is the first production Comanche 400 and it was the original 400 brochure aircraft. It was Pug Piper’s personal aircraft for several years and as the first of the 400’s, it first flew in September 1963 and was type certified 12 -27-1963 which allowed the production build of 145 more in 1964. It appeared in articles in flying magazines worldwide. It was pictured in advertisements and brochures in flight, and in such unique places as the fairway at the Vero Beach Country Club. A copy of the original brochure is included with the sale of the aircraft. Just before purchase by the present owner it was accepted as a donation to the Smithsonian Institution, but the then-owner elected to sell it to the present owner, who promised to restore the aircraft to like new condition.
Garmin 430 GPS/nav/com and a King KX-155 nav/com. Dual glideslopes, a KT-76 transponder and a 4-place intercom.

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Equipment & Features:
Fiberglass Spinner, shoulder harness for pilot and copilot, vertical card compass, true airspeed indicator, 8-day clock, post lights, D'Shannon oil filter. The logs are complete and detail the time that the aircraft was at the factory and being used to test upgrades. There is no damage history and the logs are sequential and reflect the regular use of the aircraft. All fuel cells were replaced in March of 2000. the engine is an -A1B which indicates that it has the Bendix 1200 series mags.

Stripped, etched, anodized and refinished in the original Piper scheme and colors by Dave Hall in 1997, the aircraft shows beautifully. Overall Juneau White, with Madrid Red trim and Lincoln Gray accent. .

Done by Dave and Cindy Hall in 1997. The refurbishmant exactly dupilicated the materials and the style used originally by the factory. Red leather seats and sidewalls, a new headliner and the original loop carpeting gives a factory fresh look to the cabin of the aircraft.

One of the most pristine and original 400's that we've seen. Call me now.

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