1973 CESSNA 177B

  • Sold
  • 1973
  • CESSNA 177B
  • 34606
  • 17701898
  • Knox, IN USA

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  • Sold
  • 1973
  • CESSNA 177B
  • 34606
  • 17701898
  • Knox, IN USA

General Specs (cont.)




867 lb




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Detailed Description

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Rare find. $92000 worth upgrades. Only 5 hours on the engine and propeller comes with full warranty. Garmin avionics with GTN-650 and autopilot. Very low total time 2927hrs. Beautiful newer paint. IFR, all logs, Midwest plane. See complete details of the plane and how it flies, video is above the photo gallery on this listing and our website: https://www.aerolifeaviation.com/Item/Index?idun=1023&1973-CESSNA-177B-Cardinal

Avionics / Equipment

4 place intercom
AccuFlight Autopilot
Airspeed indicator with true airspeed
Avionics Master Switch
Garmin 106B VOR/CDI/Glideslope
Garmin 350 audio panel
Garmin 550 GPS
Garmin GTX345 ADS-B in and out Transponder
Garmin VOR/CDI/Glideslope (secondary)
Narco MK 12D+ NAV/COMM
12-volt Auxiliary Power Supply (cigarette lighter style for charging GPS, iPad, iPhones, etc.)
3 point seat belts
Beacon Light
Cabin heat
Dual Push-to-Talk Switches
EGT gauge
Electric 30 degree flaps
Electric Pitch Trim
Fresh Air Vent Control
Pitot Heat
Quartz Clock
Rudder Trim


Speed mods
Sun Visors
Wheel pants

Engines / Mods / Prop

Lycoming O-360-A1F6D
McCauley 2 blade prop


Lowest time Cessna Cardinal 177B. Only 2927 total time & only 5 hours on the engine and propeller since the overhaul. You'll get a full warranty on the engine.
Latest, top of the line Garmin avionics, autopilot, nice newer paint, clean interior, all logs since new, hangared in the Midwest, IFR, fresh annual. Everything an owner would like to have when buying a plane. (Please watch the video of the plane for all details including flight. It is on this page above the photo gallery and also on our website)

Cardinal fixed gear planes are hard to find.
This is actually a rare situation for a used plane, you'll get a full warranty on the engine. It has the most expensive overhaul with lots of brand new parts by a leading company, Western Skyways. Propeller also has only 5 hours. It's rare to get an engine warranty but this has a full warranty and will transfer to the new owner.

Very nice Garmin panel. Latest Garmin GTN 650 GPS reduces pilot workload and displays all info including traffic and terrain. Top of the line Garmin GTX345 transponder; ADS-B in & out, free, current weather and traffic to any mobile app like ForeFlight. Dual Garmin indicators, both have CDI with glideslope. Garmin audio panel with 4 place intercom. Accuflight autopilot. These upgrades cost around $38,000.
We all like a head turning, nice looking plane to own and fly and take our friends and family. You can see it has a newer, nice exterior and paint. Everything is matching including wheel pants. No hail or corrosion. A couple small sections with little dents but not very noticeable (see the video). This Cardinal has speed modification updates. It seems to fly faster than an average 177B. In the descent it was too fast so I had to reduce power a lot to maintain the speed.

A very clean interior with upgrades. Clean interior tells how well the plane has been maintained. Comfortable seats, rear seats recline. Cardinal has the largest space including leg room.

No reported accident history. Previous owner somehow managed to scrape one side of the prop blade. (Even though it was one side and a minor scrape that was hardly noticeable we decided to do a full engine and prop overhaul.) It's an IFR plane and just came out of an extensive annual. When we do an annual or maintenance we go in detail and take care of anything that needs to be done, even items that aren't required. New tires, new $1000 GPS ELT, battery and many other parts.

Cardinal is one of the best planes you can own. Smooth, stable, predictable, enjoyable to fly and a great IFR plane.
Very light on controls so anyone can fly and the best views. Lycoming 0-360 is one of the best engines. Very reliable and low maintenance, low cost to insure.
Carry 4 average adults about 800 miles. Fly 145mph, burn only 8-10 gal/hr. Ceiling is 14,600ft so fly over any mountain.

Please watch the full video including the flight.

To learn all about 177B we have a 177B Cardinal full review with over 42,000 views on our YouTube channel.  

We listed the plane for a fair price since basic 172's are selling over $100K now.
Average cost to do these upgrades
Avionics $38,000
Engine and propeller $36,000
Paint $18,000
Total of $92,000
When you add the value of the plane, the asking price is actually low.
(Please watch the video of the plane for all details including flight. It is on this page above the photo gallery and also on our website ) Please feel to contact us if you have any question.

6 things we do:
1. Transport anywhere in USA for low cost
2. Arrange prebuy with local mechanic or accommodate yours 
3. Arrange to look at it on weekends also - if you schedule ahead
4. Give free 5 hour type training with CFI if you need
5. Help you to find financing & insurance
6. Clean and sanitize before delivery