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Hi all - hope you are well!

I am in the market for a Mooney M20 J, K or F -- depending on particulars I could go with any of these variants. Really just depends on the individual plane. I was in contract on a K until last week, I backed out after the pre-buy due to engine issues. So, I figured I would post an ad here in case anyone has one to sell or knows of one. I am in Oregon, but location doesn't matter. Looking for a solid plane, not looking for a project -- prefer avionics that have mostly been upgraded, engine monitor, well-maintained with regular maintenance, low to mid time engine (as long as it has been flown regularly). Not looking for anything that has been sitting for a long time (unless it is priced accordingly, and even then...). I don't care much about cosmetics or interior condition. Obviously no corrosion. Looking for something that is solid and well cared for. I have a solid budget and am not looking to waste anyone's time. Feel free to message me about anything available.

Thanks --

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Welcome aboard Hunter…

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On 7/6/2021 at 11:23 PM, hunter78 said:

Hi all - hope you are well!

I am in the market for a Mooney M20 J, K or F -- depending on particulars I could go with any of these variants. Really just depends on the individual plane. I was in contract on a K until last week, I backed out after the pre-buy due to engine issues. So, I figured I would post an ad here in case anyone has one to sell or knows of one. I am in Oregon, but location doesn't matter. Looking for a solid plane, not looking for a project -- prefer avionics that have mostly been upgraded, engine monitor, well-maintained with regular maintenance, low to mid time engine (as long as it has been flown regularly). Not looking for anything that has been sitting for a long time (unless it is priced accordingly, and even then...). I don't care much about cosmetics or interior condition. Obviously no corrosion. Looking for something that is solid and well cared for. I have a solid budget and am not looking to waste anyone's time. Feel free to message me about anything available.

Thanks --

I have a 1975 Mooney M20F with 5709 TT and 207 SMOH (done in 2017). She is IFR certified, interior just redone, exterior paint 8/10, Brand new Avidyne 540, JPI 830, Hartzell Prop, Narco DME, Garmin GTX 345, electric trim, Stec 50 autopilot and a new cover. She needs nothing ... $115K

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On 7/21/2021 at 10:26 PM, kortopates said:


yeah no way with engine ~44 years since new. Personally it’s run out IMO.


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On 7/21/2021 at 7:26 PM, Fookz92 said:

With a fresh top and flying regularly with  being on a SOAP.
No worries. Your loss. 

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3 hours ago, hunter78 said:

I’m still in the market - went into contract twice so far, both had significant engine problems revealed during pre-buy…basically needed new engines.

So, ping me if you have something or know of something.

Thanks!

That's exactly the kind of plane I would look for.  A NDH airframe with a clean panel and a run out engine needing overhaul.  Fly it home and send it straight to the engine overhaul shop.   If you see any good J's airframes at a good price, please let folks know.  

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4 hours ago, hunter78 said:

I’m still in the market - went into contract twice so far, both had significant engine problems revealed during pre-buy…basically needed new engines.

So, ping me if you have something or know of something.

Thanks!

make a flight aware account and every time you look for an aircraft type in the tail number. It's free and it'll show you the flight history for the last 3 months. I will guarantee the ones that are flown regularly and have more than 20 to 25 hours in the last 3 months won't have engine issues to anywhere near the extent of needing a new engine.

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14 hours ago, Htmlkid said:

I have a 1975 Mooney M20F with 5709 TT and 207 SMOH (done in 2017). She is IFR certified, interior just redone, exterior paint 8/10, Brand new Avidyne 540, JPI 830, Hartzell Prop, Narco DME, Garmin GTX 345, electric trim, Stec 50 autopilot and a new cover. She needs nothing ... $115K

I PM'd you

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19 hours ago, Niko182 said:

I will guarantee the ones that are flown regularly and have more than 20 to 25 hours in the last 3 months won't have engine issues to anywhere near the extent of needing a new engine.

Hope you're investing in an insurance policy for making promises like this!

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