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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 FLYINGMag.com daily.

Today’s Top Pick is a 1964 Piper PA-24-250 Comanche

Piper’s PA-24-250 Comanche is a classic among high-performance four-seat retractables. Its sleek fuselage and beautifully tapered wing help the mid-20th Century design make a favorable impression in the air and on the ramp. However, with the last of the Comanches manufactured in 1972, before a flood destroyed the factory and tooling, these are antique airplanes that often have a lot of needs. That is why this aircraft, restored and updated inside and out, is particularly appealing.

This PA-24-250 has 6,248 hours on the airframe, 913 hours since new on its Lycoming O-540-A1DS engine and McCauley 3-blade propeller. The aircraft’s maximum takeoff weight is 2,900 pounds and its useful load totals 887 pounds. Fuel capacity is 90 gallons.

The panel features Garmin G500 avionics with synthetic vision, a GMA340 audio panel, GNS 530W GPS/Nav/Com, GDL 69A Sirius XM satellite receiver, GA-55 Sirius XM WX, GTX 330 transponder with active traffic alerts, AV-30C standby display and an S-TEC 30 autopilot and a JPI 9000 autopilot.

The aircraft underwent a refurbishment in 2010 including stripping and the replacement of many rivets. The engine was new when installed in 2014 with extensive detailing of the firewall and engine compartment. Inside, the cabin includes luxury features such as seatback video screens for the rear passengers, a new overhead panel with wood inlays, and a built-in supplemental oxygen system.

Pilots who like the Comanche’s solid performance and stylish design and wish for an example with as many updates as possible should consider this 1964 PA-24-250, which is available for $339,000 on AircraftForSale.

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