This is an extremely nice aircraft. Runs great and has never given me any trouble. It cruises along at 75% at about 120kts. It is a very simple airplane to operate and is comfortable for 4 adults to travel in. The 1973 is the first year the body was extended to give more room in the back seat. It makes the plane actually able to fit people in the back seat. We have traveled with 4 adults many times with everyone comfortable.
Total time - 3408
SMOH - 1873
Annual Feb 2016 compression in mid 70's on all cylinders
Oil analysis has not shown any existing or developing problems
Wing root fairings
Door Stewards (Gas Struts on both the cabin door and the baggage door) They make it so much easier to handle the doors.
Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel
Garmin GNS 430 GPS Nav / Com
King KX155 TSO
Garmin GTX 327 Mode C digital transponder
JPI EDM 700 engine monitor
Zeon PCAS XRX Traffic Alert
Garmin CDI Glideslope
Genesys Aerospace Turn Coordinator / Roll Axis Computer
Sigmatek Attitude Gyro
STEC Autopilot W/ Altitude hold coupled to Garmin 430 GPS and Heading bug
The exterior of 56256 is in very good condition. The paint looks great and is still very glossy. It is a nice medium blue under white with gold accent stripes.
The interior has grey leather and carpet and is in very good condition. Plastics are in good shape. Very clean and comfortable.
Annual was performed in February 2016.
I am not an IFR pilot so I have not kept up the IFR inspections.