Cessna 120 for sale – 1947 Classic Taildragger

Cessna 120 for sale – 1947 Classic Taildragger

Type: Classic Taildragger

Price: £29,995


A/H: 3239 hrs TTAF and 318hrs SMOH

E/H: 717 hrs SMOH and 267 hrs STOH

P/H: 318hrs SMOH

Hangared?: Of course



Cessna 120 for sale. This is probably one of the best Cessna 120 / 140 available in Europe. It was imported to the UK in the 1980s by Andrew Brinkley.
In 2007 a total rebuild of the aircraft was completed by Brinkley Aviation with new ceconite on the wings, a bare metal respray, new interior, new electrics, all instruments overhauled or replaced and new avionics.
In 2008 the propeller of the parked aircraft was hit by the wing of a taxiing aircraft which led to a rebuild of the engine including a new crankshaft, new bearings, new cylinders, a bigger front end bearing and a new propeller.
This Cessna has all desirable modifications: Continental C-90, McCauley Prop 7152, Cleveland brakes, Sky-Tec push button light weight starter, etc.
The rigging of the aircraft is perfect: It easily cruises at 93 – 95 ktas at 2300 RPM using around 20 litres!
“BW” was hangared the last 25 years and had one owner from 1997 until 2013 when I bought it.
The aircraft won several air races; The King’s Cup in 1997 among others!
After the rebuild in 2007 it has been used only for pleasure flying (no races) and has accumulated only 318 hours since.
The aircraft is in an outstanding condition, a real collector’s item!


Aircraft total time since new: 3239 h
Since total overhaul: 318 h (2007)
Time since overhaul: 717 h (1997)
Time since rebuild with new cylinders,
New crankshaft incl. bearings,
and new big front bearing: 267 h (2008)


Garmin GTX 328 Mode S XPDR
Garmin GNC 250 XL GPS / COM
Sigtronic SPA 400 Intercom
Power sockets for ANR Headsets
National C of A valid until April 21st, 2016.1947 Cessna 120