Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1967 Beechcraft V35 Bonanza

This dashing V-tail design that debuted in 1947 still looks great and turns heads.

The Beechcraft V35 Bonanza combines speed style and practicality. [Courtesy: Gardner Aircraft Sales]

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When Beechcraft’s original V-tail Bonanza debuted in 1947, it must have looked like a spacecraft compared with the fabric-covered, strut-braced machines that made up much of the fleet. The sleek, all-metal Bonanza raised pilots’ expectations regarding the performance potential of general aviation aircraft and drove the industry toward more advanced materials and construction methods.

Today the V-tails remain popular even though they have been out of production for 40 years. This is especially true of later models like this 1973 example. Their all-around performance and comfort make them strong candidates for personal transport and long-distance travel. Their tails also help them stand out on the ramp. You are unlikely to mistake a V-tail Bonanza for any other aircraft.

The Bonanza for sale here 5,810 hours on its airframe, 422 on the engine and 645 on the propeller. Its updated panel includes a King KMA 24 Audio Panel, Avydine IFD 550 GPS/Nav/Com, King KX 155 Nav/Com, Avydine AXP 322 Transponder Garmin G5 EFIS, Garmin G5 HSI and an EDM 900 engine monitor.

Pilots who want to reach destinations quickly while making a strong style statement without giving up practicality should consider this 1967 Bonanza, which is available for $124,500 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Financial Group. For more information, email

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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