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This 2004 Piper PA-32-301FT 6X, An Airborne SUV, Is an ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

The final version of the venerable Cherokee Six, the 6X offered the latest avionics and airframe upgrades.

Each day, the team at Aircraft For Sale picks an airplane that catches our attention because it is unique, represents a good deal, or has other interesting qualities. You can read Aircraft For Sale: Today’s Top Pick at FLYINGMag.com daily.

Today’s Top Pick is a 2004 Piper PA32-301FT 6X

Piper’s PA-36 made a great case for the company’s practice of developing one airframe, in this case the smaller PA-28, into a broad range of trainers, travelers, and twins. The original Piper PA-28 was an answer to the Cessna 172, which had largely taken over the market for personal general aviation aircraft in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The PA-28 developed to include more powerful engines. Piper added retractable landing gear to create the Arrow.

Arguably the PA-32, essentially an enlarged PA-28, was the most significant evolution for Piper as it added the extra performance of a 300 hp engine and the utility of six seats. While the retractable Saratoga version of the six-seater turned it into a Bonanza competitor, the fixed-gear Six and 6X models were considered SUVs of the air, with a combination of performance and sturdiness that many owners found to be ideal.  

This 2004 Piper 6X has 895 hours on the airframe, its Lycoming IO-540 engine and -blade Hartzell propeller since new. The panel includes an Avidyne Flight Max PFD and MFD, Avidyne DAU, dual Garmin GNS 430s, GI-106 Garmin GMA 340 audio panel, GTX 345 transponder, and S-Tec 45X autopilot.

Pilots looking for a spacious 6-place traveling aircraft with easy handling and plenty of baggage space should consider this 2004 Piper PA32-301FT 6X, which is available for $425,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email [email protected].

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