1948 PIPER VAGABOND


  • For Sale
  • 1948
  • PIPER VAGABOND
  • N4853H
  • 15-385
  • Brighton, MI USA

47500 $47,500 USD

Louis Reichenbach

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  • For Sale
  • 1948
  • PIPER VAGABOND
  • N4853H
  • 15-385
  • Brighton, MI USA

Louis Reichenbach

Louis

General Specs (cont.)

1465

10 SMOH

4 SNEW

400 lb

Used

2022

2022

VFR

2

Additional Classifications

Detailed Description

Exquisite, beautifully restored PA-15 Vagabond. Each component restored to factory specifications. This is a flying piece of history, the airplane that brought Piper out of bankruptcy after the war. Built simply and economically, it has a side-by-side seating design instead of the tandem seating in a Cub to enjoy the company of your passengers! 

This plane has a rebuilt engine, brand new wood prop and new poly-fiber wrap with Piper yellow paint finished just this year. The owner meticulously restored it inside out and looks like it rolled off the manufacturing floor. 

This is a unique piece you must see to really grasp how impressive how this restoration turned out.

Avionics / Equipment

This is a basic day-VFR cruiser with original gauges - tach, airspeed, altimeter, oil temp and pressure, compass and slip / skid ball. 

Check out the Piper branded gauges! They're a great detail.

The owner ran an external antenna to use with a handheld so you can get in and out of controlled airspace. No ADS-B or transponder so you've got to avoid the Bravos

The plane has been wired for lighting and such, so no need to run wiring for the night upgrade, but the new owner would need to add those components and a battery

Airframe

Chromoly and aluminum within, brand-new poly-fiber covering except on the cowl which is aluminum

Engines / Mods / Prop

Lycoming O-145B 65hp - recent rebuild by Hackenberg and Sons in PA

Sensenich prop - brand new wood prop from the factory

Interior / Exterior

The interior is immaculate with a new bright blue seat, wood stick handle, fresh carpet and a clean, large aft storage area

Remarks

This plane qualifies for the LSA classification giving the right owner more freedom and flexibility for getting a very affordable $100 burger.

Logs complete all the way back to 1948!

No damage history

Annual completed 4/2022

All AD's complied with including cleaning up the door seal