Lot #105

1956 Cessna 172 (170C) Taildragger


N221A – Serial # 28413, Complete and Detailed Log Books and Documentation to Day 1 on this aircraft. Last Annual Date was 10/2023. 3855 hours Total Time and going up as it is still being flown by the caretaker. Lots of upgrades and improvements to this nice Red / White timeless classic.
Engine: Continental 0-300-A, Serial # 11015-D-5-A, 1382 hours SMOH, 277.91 STOH with 6 new Superior Cylinders, 35 amp Generator, New Baffling recently installed.
Prop: McCauley 1C172, Serial # 0J043 that was recently stripped, pressed, painted, balanced and pitched to 49 degrees (2023).
Just a few of the highlights of this airplane include:
Bolen Conversion Tailwheel Kit – STC # SA296GL
Bush STOL Kit (Leading Edge Cuff, Fences, Wingtips) – STC # SA2852SW
Aileron Gap Seals – STC # SA256NW
MicroAerodynamics VG Kit – STC # SA01646SE
Cleveland Wheels & Brakes – STC # SA13GL
BAS Pull Handles – STC # SA3814NM
Peterson Auto Fuel  – STC # SA761GL
and Several Others
The Interior is nicely done with New Airtex Carpet and Headliner installed in 2022. Rosen Visors, Bose Headset Interfaces at Pilot and Co-Pilot Seats, David Clark Intercom plugs at rear seats, Narco MK-12D Nav Com, Narco NAV-122 VOR/Glideslope, Cessna 359A Transponder with Encoder and a Apollo IIMorrow Loran. Recently covered seats and side panels in Blue and Red.
Exterior paint (2022) is in good shape and shows really well. Airplane is currently setting on 21×8.00-6 Aero Classic Tundra Tires but included in this sale is the standard 6.00×6 tires and color matched wheel pants. Scott 3200 Tailwheel. This airplane suffered a ground loop in 2022 and was properly repaired and thoroughly documented. A review of the logbook also shows previous damage in 1971 and 1973. Current Weight and Balance reflects a Empty Weight of 1338.2 and a Gross Weight of 2200 pounds giving a 861.80 Useful Load. AIrplane is located in a hangar on a Private Airstrip SW of Newport, Arkansas (M19). Log Books are in our safe at the office, call or contact the Auction Company at (870) 523-5229 to schedule a inspection / review of this aircraft and log books.