Used Aircraft Guide

October 2017 Issue

Model 35 Bonanza

Thanks to a long production run and an owner base that spends big on mods and maintenance, the venerable V-tail Bonanza is a good used market buy.

If Beech Bonanza ownership seems out of the budget, the good news is that there are plenty of vintage V-tail models on the market at affordable prices. The bad news is that unless those 50- and 60-year-old airframes have been well maintained, you could be buying a money pit. Plus, shops won’t feel sorry for you when you roll up in any Bonanza.

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