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1944 Beechcraft Staggerwing ND-17S // The John Wayne Plane // N67550

Tuesday November 14, 2023 - November 21, 2023

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View logbooks and more images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Kh9BSb_EWPdugTGpHpK7n9po_wzqc83f?usp=drive_link

Auction Details
Registration Number: N67550
Make: Beechraft
Model: ND-17S
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Description: The John Wayne Staggerwing epitomizes the glamour of the Golden Era of the silver screen. This iconic aircraft, powered by a formidable 450 horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-985 Series engine, boasts a rich history and timeless appeal. With a freshly renovated interior that gleams with vintage luxury, this aircraft is a true gem of its era. Its remarkable condition, rated at an impressive 9.5/10, ensures that it continues to capture the imagination and admiration of aviation historians and cinephiles alike. Register to bid if this exceptional example of a staggering belongs in your collection • Beautifully kept exterior and new interior. • Spacious interior • Acclaimed to be transport for John Wayne and Betty Davis • Powerful with stable flight characteristics

Airframe Details:
  • 4084.5 Hobbs 1143
  • Fuel Capacity: 170 gal
  • Top Speed: 212
  • Cruise Speed: 201
  • Stall speed: 60
Engine Details:
  • P&W R-985 Series 450 hp
  • 1153 SMOH
  • Oil tank shut off valve and oil cooler bypass valve for cold start.
Propeller Details:
  • Overhaul 2018 
  • 20 SMOH
Avionics Details:
  • Transponder King KY197A
  • COMM 1: King KY197A 
  • COMM 2: King KY197A
  • LORAN: Apollo Dual Narco 121
  • ADF: Narco 141
  • King audio panel KMA25 TSO
  • Outside air temp
  • Clock
  • Hobbs
  • Cylinder head temp gauge
  • Oil temp
  • 2 VOR 
  • Turn Indicator
  • Oil and Fuel pressure gauge
  • Manifold pressure gauge
  • PRM gauge
  • Heading bug
  • Time indicator
  • Altimeter
  • Directional Gyro
  • Airspeed indicator
  • Artificial horizon
Additional Features:
  • Engine Breathers, air intake under engine cowling
  • Classic steam gage instruments
  • All around excellent condition 9/10
  • Transition training and delivery available
    Pale yellow with bronze bird pin strips and bronze on cowling. Restored in 1985 in Santa Paula, CA by Bob Van Ausdell. Details available in log books. Recovered with Ceconite 102 and painted with Imron lunar yellow and hangar kept.

    Exquisite reupholstery by current owner (2020) in oyster shell off-white and taupe.

    Auction Details
    Contact Phone: 254-735-5030
    Contact Email: aircrew@airspaceauctions.com
    Registration Number: N67550
    Make: Beechcraft
    Model: ND-17S
    Required Deposit: $5,000
    Buyers Premium: 4%

    View logbooks and more images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Kh9BSb_EWPdugTGpHpK7n9po_wzqc83f?usp=drive_link

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