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AirPierre

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Looking to purchase the best J3 in the country. Please advise if you have, or know of, a showpiece cub for sale. Also, does anyone know who owns the Cub that Steve McQueen owned for a while?
 

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A suggestion : Contact Darin Hart of Legend Aircraft in Sulphur Springs Tx. He has built at least two EAA award winners. His company does restorations as well as build new Legend Cubs. Contract with him to find and restore one just for you. That way you get what you want and another airworthy J3 gets brought back to better than new condition. Not very many people can afford to restore one and so you would be doing a service for a the Cub community .
 

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Also, does anyone know who owns the Cub that Steve McQueen owned for a while?

I think McQueen was a very talented actor. That said, a lot of his stuff (autos, motorcycles, guns, etc.) were not pristine or unique. It shouldn't be too difficult to trace the ownership of his former aircraft. GUP
 

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If my memory is correct, Steve McQueen owned an L-4, (converted J-3?). Not sure, but I think this subject was discussed some time ago on this site. Gary
 

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I have a picture from 2009 of Steve McQueens Cub at the Lompoc fly in. The for sale sign says "call Simon (818)822-3419
Hope that helps
 

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I think this is McQueen's L-4.



FAA REGISTRY
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N87826 has Reserved/Multiple Records

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Reserved N-Number
Type Reservation Hold
Mode S Code 53013313
Reserved Date 08/11/2009
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Pending Number Change None
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Deregistered Aircraft

Deregistered Aircraft 1 of 1
Aircraft Description
Serial Number 15221 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name PIPER Certificate Issue Date 03/13/2006
Model J3C-65 Mode S Code 53013313
Year Manufacturer 1946 Cancel Date 08/11/2009
Reason for Cancellation Exported Export To ISRAEL
Aircraft Registration prior to Deregistration
Name CONTINENTAL TRAINING & SERVICE INC
Street 5345 WHITE OAK AVE #J
City ENCINO State CALIFORNIA Zip Code 91316-2475
County LOS ANGELES
Country UNITED STATES
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Engine Manufacturer CONT MOTOR Classification Standard
Engine Model 17008 Category Normal
 

Stearmann4

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"PurdyCub" was selling his Stoker-85 equipped J-3 down in Dothan, AL a few moths ago. http://www.j3-cub.com/smf/index.php?topic=4401.0 It was recently restored in Sulphur Springs.

I don't know if it was the best Cub in the country, but by all accounts, it's the most beautiful stock J-3 any of us have ever seen.

Mike-
 

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how about the nicest L4 in the country. 620 275 5055. Ask for Jon
 

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Sorry it is not for sale right now. But if I do ever decide to sell it I will let you know. ;D
 
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