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1946 J3 CUB C-85 in Texas

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Sep 8, 2018
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Marfa in southwest Texas
View attachment 53794 1946 Piper J3 CUB
Continental C-85 w/ less than 90 hours SMOH.

Owner: Burt Compton e-Mail: [email protected]
Located at Marfa Airport, southwest Texas. (El Paso, Texas, is the nearest airline terminal.)
Always hangared in California and Texas. A “dry country” airplane.
Restored by a friend in California – good to know who restored it!
I bought it in November, 2015 – I always wanted a J3 similar to my Dad’s.
Reason for selling: Downsizing from my 9 airplanes and gliders to 4.

Continental C-85HP, with less than 90 hours on the engine.
(No starter but last week it started on the first try after prime and pulling 8 blades.)
New Propeller.
Grove brakes, which replace the “expander tube” brakes.
Main tires in excellent condition.
Scott tailwheel, larger than original for better ground steering on landing.
Two 12 gallon tanks in the wings to feed the stock 12 gallon front fuselage tank.
New windshield. Tinted skylight.
New interior with shoulder harness for both seats.
Internal VHF antenna for hookup to a handheld radio.
New wooden wing sparsfrom Univair. “Wood is good,”
Excellent fabric.
All paperwork for modifications. Very good logbooks.
Annual inspections by a Cub “expert” at Marfa, Texas.
$49,000. (It is very nice!) No lien, I own it outright. Photos by request.
Send an e-Mail to [email protected]
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