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1946 Piper J3c-65 Cub – N70589 // Excellent Condition


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Buyers Premium: 6% of the final sale price


Locations: Greenup, Kentucky

Description: The Piper J-3 Cub is an American light aircraft that was built by Piper Aircraft. The aircraft has a simple, lightweight design which gives it good low-speed handling properties and short-field performance. The Cub is Piper Aircraft's most-produced model, with nearly 20,000 built in the United States. Its simplicity, affordability and popularity invokes comparisons to the Ford Model T automobile. The J-3 is a two-seat, single-engine, high-wing monoplane with a conventional landing gear. This particular example is powered by an upgraded 90HP engine. It has no electric power just like it came from the factory. Enjoy flying like you were still in the golden era of aviation. The J-3 Cub was originally designed as a basic trainer aircraft, but it quickly became popular as a recreational aircraft. It is known for its easy handling and forgiving nature, making it a great choice for first-time pilots.
• 9/10 interior and exterior
• Beautiful period correct J3 Cub
• No Electric System
• Upgraded 90HP engine
• Glass is in good condition

Airframe Details
  • 1946 J3C-65 Cub
  • Recovered and refurb April 2003
  • TT 4,970
Engine Details
  • Continental C-90-8F 90HP
  • TT 1102.3
  • TSMOH 358.4
  • MOH September 2000
Propeller Details
  • 245.5 SMOH
  • Wood Fixed Pitch Prop
Avionics Details
  • Airspeed
  • RPM
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Oil Pressure & Temperature
Additional Features
  • No Electric System
  • 90hp Engine
  • Inconsistent early log history, see all fully documented in digital files

Classic yellow with Cub Decal and Black Lightning Bolt All glass is in great condition Cylinder covers are polished


Yellow with black leather seating

Auction Details

Contact Phone: 254-735-5030

Contact Email: AirCrew@AirSpaceAuctions.com

Registration Number: N70589

Make: Piper

Model: J3C-65 Cub

Required Deposit: $2,000

Buyers Premium: 6%

Start Date: September 6, 2023

End Date: September 12, 2023 

Item # 169879
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Questions & Answers
Q: Crank case inspection record N70589 Misc Items.pdf page 22, 23,33,34,35,36 8/28/2000 Recovering misc 6/18/03 N70589 Misc Items.pdf page 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 posted by: mhutton 8/8/2023 10:49 AM CT
Q: Engine : N70589 Misc Items.pdf Page 17 ,18, 19, 20, Recovering 1985 N70589 Misc Items.pdf page 21 posted by: mhutton 8/8/2023 10:48 AM CT