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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 1958 Cessna 175 Skylark.

The Cessna 175 is a misunderstood airplane that challenged the venerable 172 briefly during the late 1950s and early 1960s by using a geared version of the Continental O-300 6-cylinder engine.

The GO-300 delivered better cruise and short-field performance by turning faster than the direct-drive version during a given phase of flight. The boost in power and speed placed the 175 between the 172 and 182 in the marketing order, filling what Cessna saw as a significant niche. The aircraft did not catch on as strongly with buyers as either the 172 or 182, though, and was dropped from the lineup within a few years.

Today the 175 is rare and obscure to many pilots but has developed a following among those who appreciate its brisk performance and typically lower price compared with the 172 Skyhawk. It remains attractive to resourceful owners  willing to adjust their techniche to the airplane’s unusual operating regime.

This Cessna 175 has 3,152 hours on the airframe and 736 hours on its Continental GO-300 engine. The panel features an Avidyne 440 IFD touchscreen GPS with WAAS, dual Garmin G5s for PFD and HSI, Appareo Stratus ESG transponder with ADS-B, GMU 11 magnetometer, GA 35 antenna, and electronic EGT and CHT display. Additional equipment includes a Reiff engine heater and LED landing and taxi lights.

Pilots who are interested in a classic Cessna that outperforms the 172 but often sells for less and is rare on the used market should consider this1958 Cessna 175 Skylark, which is available for $77,000 on AircraftForSale.

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

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