This 1963 Beechcraft P35 Bonanza Is an ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick with Serious Cross-Country Chops

Since their 1947 introduction, V-tail Bonanzas have offered travelers impressive speed and range.

While its design dates to the 1940s, the V-tail Bonanza still looks sharp on the ramp. [Courtesy: Wings as Eagles Mission Air Service]

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In order to fully appreciate the significance of Beechcraft’s V-tail Bonanzas, one must think back to 1947, when the first production models rolled out. The speedy, low-wing, all-metal machine must have looked like a spaceship compared with the squadrons of slow, high-wing, fabric-covered aircraft that made up much of the general aviation fleet. Suddenly serious personal air travel seemed less like a dream to many people and more like something they could realistically pursue.

While the Bonanza line evolved and expanded through the decades to include models with conventional or “straight” tails, such as the F33A and stretched-fuselage A36, the V-tail 35 series airplanes never lost their charisma and mid-century cool factor. A V-tail still looks great taxiing up to the fuel pumps at your local airport, and they remain great cross-country performers.

This 1963 Beechcraft P35 Bonanza has 8,307 hours on the airframe, 547 hours on the engine since new, and 45 hours on the propeller since new. The panel includes a Bendix/King KMA24 audio panel, KLN 35A GPS, KY 97A comm transceiver, TKM MX11 comm transceiver, Narco nav receiver, Narco glideslope receiver and indicator, ADF, S-Tec 60 autopilot, and Stratus Appareo transponder with ADS-B.

Pilots looking for an economical way to get into an iconic high-performance light aircraft should consider this 1963 Beechcraft P35 Bonanza, which is available for $100,000 on AircraftForSale.

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Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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