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Each day, the team at Aircraft For Sale picks an airplane that catches our attention because it is unique, represents a good deal, or has other interesting qualities. You can read Aircraft For Sale: Today’s Top Pick at daily.

Today’s Top Pick is a 1947 Stinson 108-2.

You stand a pretty good chance of spotting a Stinson 108 at a vintage fly-in, on the ramp at a rural airport, or even peeking out of a neighbor’s hangar at your local field. That is because more than 5,000 of the popular, high-wing family transporters were built between the immediate postwar period and the early 1950s. Even though they are antiques, these handsome, substantial airplanes are not as rare as you might think.

The 108 evolved from the prewar Stinson 105 series and grew in popularity as general aviation experienced a boom after World War II. Compared with many of its immediate predecessors, the 108 had a roomy, comfortable cabin, better instrumentation, and a lot more power. Its overall four-seat layout became the template for GA aircraft to come.

Most 108s were called Voyagers, a name carried over from the 105s, while some carried the Station Wagon moniker because of their reinforced rear floors designed for carrying cargo. Today there are a lot of Stinson enthusiasts and an active club maintaining a strong support network for the aged aircraft and making them reasonably practical and economical to operate.

This Stinson 108-2 has 2,400 hours on the airframe and 595 hours on its 165 hp Franklin HC engine. The aircraft has a metal wing, Cleveland brakes, new tires and wheel pants. Its basic VFR panel includes a King KX125 Nav/Com, intercom, and ADS-B Out.

Pilots who are interested in owning a vintage aircraft with roots reaching back to aviation’s golden age, but also want basic modern comfort and practicality, should consider this 1947 Stinson 108-2, which is available for $45,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email

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