Piper L-4 Cub for sale

Piper L-4 Cub for sale

Type: Trainer

Price: £60,000.00


TTSOH: 854 hours

Hangared?: Always

Located: United Kingdom


Spirit in the Sky are delighted to offer this pristine Piper L-4 Cub for sale. It is probably one of the finest original military L4A Piper Cubs in Europe.  Following its complete restoration in 96/97, every part has been faithfully restored or replaced, making this one of the best available.  This aircraft represents the chance to experience a taste of what it was like to fly during the Second World War.  The view from the pilot’s seat says it all, the complete set of cream ‘Cub’ instruments are still working, nothing has changed since 1943.  From its gleaming Sensenich propeller, to the original Taylor non-castoring tail wheel with the original P control grips in between, nothing else comes even close to this piece of history.


Manufactured in the summer of 1943 and received by the USAAF at Lock Haven PA on 12/07/43, then shipped to Camp Beale in California on 06/08/43 and lost to USAAF records during the war. During its time at Camp Beale, 43-29282 was used for navigation and reconnaissance training until it was disposed of by the Reconstruction Finance Corp. in 1945.  Over the next 40 years and registered N46779 it progressed slowly eastwards across America, until in 1996 it was totally restored to original condition.  It was then shipped from Michigan to Staffordshire over the Christmas of 2008 and it now represents one of the finest original examples of the L4A Piper Cub around.

NC46779 registered to Thomas Hurt, San Antonio TX. 1st September 1945

NC46779 registered to Floyd Moody, San Antonio TX. 1st February 1946

N46779 registration prefix changed 1948

N46779 registered to Galt Flying Services Inc. Ringwood IL. 1st June 1963

N46779 registered to Mikael Franks, Springville IA. 1st January 1968

N46779 registered to Mikael Franks, Springville IA. 1st January 1969

N46779 registered to Faye Stevens, Cedar Rapids IA. 4th May 1977

N46779 registered to Faye Stevens, Cedar Rapids IA. 10th March 1990

N46779 registered to Jerry Johnson, Dodgeville WI complete restoration March 1996 – Nov 1997

N46779 registered to Michael Ebels, Lake City MI, 1999 to 2008

N46779 imported to the UK January 2009.

N46779 registered to ATM LLC Trustee for Philip Moorcroft, Wilmington DE. 25th March 2009

General Characteristics

Wingspan: 35 ft 3 in (10.74 m)

Length: 22 ft 5 in (6.83 m)

Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)

Empty weight: 765 lb (345 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 1,220 lb (550 kg)

Power plant: 1 × Continental A-65-8 air-cooled horizontally opposed four cylinder, 65 hp (48 kW) at 2,350 rpm


Maximum speed: 76 kn (87 mph, 140 km/h)

Cruise speed: 65 kn (75 mph, 121 km/h)

Range: 191 NM (220 mi, 354 km)

Service ceiling: 11,500 ft (3,500 m)

Rate of climb: 450 ft/min (2.3 m/s)

Wing loading: 6.84 lb/ft² (33.4 kg/m²)

Power/mass: 18.75 lb/hp (11.35 kg/kW)

Instrumentation/ Avionics

Airpath Compass

Icom A6 radio through an inboard aerial


No Transponder





TTAF 2827 hrs
TTE 1854 hrs
SMOH 854 hrs

Interior 10/10

Exterior 10/10