I'm tossing around the idea of selling my G3 SR 22 GTS NA non FIKI plane to upgrade to a G5 22T FIKI setup.
This plane has about everything a Cirrus can have other than FIKI and a turbo. Great A/C.
Annual was done in March. Just over 1600 hours of Hobbs time. No compressions below 60lbs. All cylinders were borescoped at annual and looked great. #3 was replaced last year.
I bought this plane early summer of last year and have put around 200 hours on it. SCS did new G5 seat foams and seat covers for me last year. What a huge upgrade over the G3 setup.
I'm about to take on a partner which gives us the opportunity to upgrade to a turbo FIKI plane if there is a place for my current plane. I haven't settled on a price yet, but it will be fair and less than anything else I have seen on the market at present. If anyone is interested shoot me a private message. We can discuss over the phone.
I can get some more photos. Don't have many currently.
I've had several phone calls and PMs regarding a price and just questions about the plane in general. I think I've been a bit in denial. Naming a price is facing the reality of selling my girl. My wife and I have loved this plane. She was in our engagement and wedding photos. We have been all across the country in her. Reality sets in when one names a price...
Robbie, Is that 3 seatbelts in the back seat? I didn't think it was possible to upgrade older planes to the 3 person backseat? I've got a G2, would love to find out if this is possible. Can I ask what the cost of the interior upgrade was?
2012 was first year for 3 seats in the back, 1 year before G5
I have close to 15k in the interior, but that includes repairing the plastic panels that get sticky in our planes (glare shield, etc.)
That's an unbelievable deal. Im sure you'll close soon.
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Robbie are you depicting minor paint/cosmetic damage in photos 4,5 & 9?
Yes, there is some wear/pitting to the clear coat on the leading edges due to flying in heavy rain. This is not present on the left wing due to a repaint secondary to a scratch by the FBO where I used to store the plane.
The upper cowl picture is to depict a small area where the clear has chipped, and the co-pilot area at the bottom of the door opening shows a chip. I'm not sure how this occurred.
good for you showing those items up front!
This plane is officially for sale. We take delivery of a new 22 Xi in April. As part of our new plane, Cirrus offers to cover brokerage fees to sell this one, so I don't have much wiggle room on price. The plane is scheduled to be professionally listed at the end of the month. The plane now has ~1850 hours, and I'm selling it with an "engine credit." Having said that, the engine runs great. It uses a quart of oil every 4-5 hours. Performance is still very strong in both climb and cruise. It's due for annual next month which I would be willing to cover with a pre-buy at the Cirrus Service Center of your choosing. The engine was borescoped 16 months ago and looked great. Compressions have been stable. The shop that did the annual last year stated I should start considering engine options. I spoke with Mike Busch at Savvy who told me that was nonsense. He looked at the compressions and borescope and felt the engine has a lot of life left in it. Nothing has changed since that time, BUT it is getting up there in hours. The plane appraised for 20k more than the asking price (appraisal was 50 hrs ago), and the discount is there for two reasons. 1) I really need the plane through mid March, and the price below is there for a new owner willing to accept that timeline 2) I have deducted some to allow the new owner to put some cash back for when they want to do an overhaul. Giving an "engine credit" instead of replacing the engine myself does many things. It allows the engine to continue to provide great service until exceeding service limits (which will likely be a few hundred more hours), and it allows the new owner to choose which shop will do the work as well as choose between an overhaul vs factory reman vs new engine.
Please feel free to ask any questions.
Thank you Ben
The plane appraised for more than I priced it here (by the people who will be listing it), and I don't have to pay brokerage fees. I expect Aerista or Lone Mountain can get a better price for my airplane than I can, and I expect them to know the market well enough to give an accurate appraisal. If I sell it on my own, those brokerage fees that would have been covered by Cirrus, disappear. That money doesn't come off the sale price of the new airplane. So the bottom line is I have nothing to gain by selling it on my own (other than arranging to be able to fly it for the next 8 weeks) and money to lose. Does that make sense?
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