Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 1975 Cessna T310R

Cessna’s long-nose T310R was the ultimate evolution of the long-running light twin design.

The Cessna 310’s sleek design sets it apart and harks back to GA’s heyday of the 1970s. [Courtesy: Southwest Aero]

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Sometimes when shopping for an airplane you find a time capsule—a working example of how general aviation looked decades ago. This 1975 Cessna T310R,  with its distinctive long nose and prominent tip tanks, is an emblem of the GA boom that had been building since the earliest 310s hit the market in the mid-1950s.  With a wonderful period paint scheme, wherever you go in this aircraft, you will be traveling in style.

This 1975 T310R has 3,709 hours on the airframe and 890 hours since overhaul on each of its Continental TSIO-520 engines, which received RAM I upgrades. The panel consists mainly of Bendix/King avionics, including a KMA 240 audio panel, dual nav/coms, KN 64 DME, KT 76A transponder, and a KLN 90 GPS. Other equipment includes a Bennett Avionics ADF and an STEC 55 autopilot. This aircraft’s interior was refurbished in 1996. The paint is original.

If you have been looking for a light twin with serious power that performs more like heavier models, with styling and colors that recalls general aviation’s salad days of the 1970s, you should consider this 1975 Cessna T310R. Whether you seek fast, heavy-lifting family transport or a sleek multiengine time builder, this aircraft with RAM engine upgrades can get the job done and is available for $129,000 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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