Used Aircraft Guide

June 2007 Issue

Old Yellow Classic: Piper J-3 Cub

Nothing quite matches the Cubís cachet. But that means fully restored examples can see for more than $35,000.

In the peak of Piperís Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, glory days, William T. Piper was rightly seen as a visionary. But no one could have imagined how enduring that vision would be, to the extent that 70 years later, several companies are building brand new Cubs that clearly trade on the mystique of the old yellow classic. Look elsewhere in this issue for our review of two LSA Cubs to see what we mean. The only reason that "Piper Cub" is no longer the standard generic name for every little airplane flying is that the generation that made it so has been displaced by younger folks to whom flying holds little attraction, much less romance.

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