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Piper’s Cherokee Six grew out of the company’s need to diversify its product line. By the mid-1960s, the general aviation market was humming and manufacturers were looking beyond the typical four-seat aircraft to attract new customers. It was clear that many pilots wanted aircraft with larger cabins that could accommodate more passengers and cargo. Whether operating an air taxi or freight service, or transporting a growing family, certain customers were hungry for six-seat utility airplanes.
Piper stretched its PA-28 Cherokee four-seater to make room for two more seats, added more powerful engines, and named the new model the PA-32 Cherokee Six. The big, rugged airplane was a hit with pilots who were able to easily transition to this larger, more-capable machine without the complexity of retractable landing gear. The Cherokee Six performed like a flying station wagon or sport utility vehicle.
This 1966 PA-32-260 has 5,058 hours on the airframe, 1,253 on the engine since overhaul, and 59 hours on the propeller since overhaul. The aircraft has a useful load of 1,557 pounds. The panel includes a Garmin GTN 750 with two GI 275s, a GTX 330 transponder, GDL 88 ADS-B In and Out, JPI EDM 930 engine monitor, and PS Engineering audio panel.
Pilots looking for a powerful, utilitarian and versatile aircraft with a large cabin and six seats should consider this 1966 Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six, which is available for $178,000 on AircraftForSale.
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