For Sale
Cessna 172


Year of construction  1956
Country  Bulgaria
City/Aerodrome  LBLS

Description  After long considerations, I finally decided to sell this classic 1956 Cessna 172. This little airplane still has a lot of life in it and unfortunately I do not have a lot of free time to fly it thus being the reason for the offer. I have spent a great fraction of my time and effort maintaining the 172 which has been hangared and kept under CAMO for the last two years (since purchasing the aircraft). The plane is based in Bulgaria at the moment at one of the best GA airfields in the country - Lesnovo Airfield. This plane is very dear to me and I have spent whatever necessary in order to keep it in great shape... here are most of the improvements that have been done:

New Left Wing Paint (previous registration was done with paint; Sep 2017)
New Radio Trig TY92 8.33 KHz spacing (Sep 2017)
New ELT Kannad 406AF (Dec 2017)
New POH, Engine MM O-300-A, Engine OM O-300-A (Jan 2018)
Magnetos OH (10th Feb 2018)
New Landing Gear U-bolts ( 8th Mar 2018 )
New secondary seat lock ( 8th Mar 2018)
New Carburetor Float (manufacturer requirement; 8th Mar 2018)
New Air Box ( 8th Mar 2018)
New right wing cowl paint ( 21st Mar 2018)
New Spinner paint  ( 21st Mar 2018)
New Right tire  ( 21st Mar 2018)

All SB and AD completed + Annual Inspection (15 Apr 2019)

Note: Contact me if you require any additional service information.

The plane has been used for private flights and it does a great job at getting family and friends to where they need to be. The six-cylinder, 145 HP Continental O-300 is a smooth-running and quiet engine allowing for long comfortable journeys and of course, a more reliable one due to the extra two cylinders compared to more recent Cessna 172 models with the four cylinder Lycoming engine.
I have spent more than a third of the price I purchased it for, for improvements because my goal was to make this aircraft safe for my family and for the people around it.
Airplane time state  Engine Continental O-300-A
Time Since Overhaul = 1008:6H (tach)
Time Between Overhauls = 1800:0H
Overhaul Done in Sep 2008

Propeller McCauley 1C172/MDM7653
Time Since Overhaul = 1085:48H
Time Between Overhauls = 2000H
Overhaul Done in Sep 2013

Prop overhaul will be done in Sep 2019 or before delivery.

Prop Overhaul is included in the price!

Air frame time = 5315:27H

ARC Valid until 8th July 2020
Interior  9/10
Exterior  7/10
Avionics  VFR / NVFR
Standard VFR
8.33 kHz COM TRYG TY92
25 kHz Garmin SL30 NAV/COMM
AvMAP EKP IV built-in GPS
VOR - INOP due to no VOR antenna
Transponder Mode S - Garmin GTX328
All gyroscopic instruments (Attitude indicator, Turn coordinator, Directional gyro) are electric (no vacuum pump)
Options  See video of landing at Sofia International Airport:
Remarks  Enquiries via contact seller link below.
Price   33,000  excl 20% EU VAT
[ approx   39,600  incl VAT ]

Last updated 


Offered by

Kyril Palaveev
Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone +359 885 675 387

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