1969 Piper Cherokee 140/160 – N8260N



Interested parties can contact Mike Piccirilli at (314) 705-9250 or mike.piccirilli@wingsofhope.ngo


This is not your everyday Cherokee 140, it has the 160 HP upgrade, Power Flow Exhaust and cruise prop! It’s located on the West Coast at Whiteman Airport (KWHP), near Burbank, CA. The prior owner passed away in 2018, his estate just donated it and we’ve recently had maintenance performed. Less than 4,000 TT, 664 SMOH and only 230 since Top Overhaul (when the 160 HP cylinders were installed). It could definitely use a new paint job (it’s been baking in the CA sunshine) but interior has been protected by window shades. Even so, the interior is original and looks it. The Avionics were actually installed recently (2018) and include a panel mounted GPS integrated with an S-Tec Auto-Pilot. An ADS-B tail beacon was just installed.

Additional Equipment Installed/Information

Additional Equipment Installed/Information                          

  • Donor owned in Southern CA last 19 years
  • Complete Log Books
  • 160 HP STC Upgrade
  • PowerFlow Exhaust STC (+30% climb rate, fuel burn decrease)
  • Wheel Pants
  • Window Sun Shades

Damage History: Accidents in 1971 and 1973.  Both were Hard Landings w/Nose Wheel damage.

Exterior: Updated paint scheme in 2004 but in poor (sun-baked/oxidized) condition.

Interior: Appears to be original red vinyl and cloth.  Mostly in fair condition but co-pilot seat stitching is ripped.


  • Manufacturer: Piper
  • Model Year: 1969
  • Aircraft Model: PA-28-140
  • Serial Number: 28-25472
  • Total Airframe Time: 3943.2
  • Tach Time: 2981.98 (tach replaced 1/26/80 & 6/4/04, Add 961.22 to = TT)

 Inspection Status

  • Date Last Annual: October 2023
  • Date of Last 91.411.413 Pitot/Static/Transponder Checks: 8/10/23


  • Type/Model: O-320-E2A
  • Engine Serial Number: L-24777-27A
  • Manufacturer: Lycoming
  • Engine Total Time: 2856.55
  • Time SMOH: 663.7 (Installed on A/C 1/26/80 @ ETT: 2086.9, Overhauled on 3/12/82)
  • Since Top OH: 229.48
  • HP: 160 (upgraded from 150 HP per STC SA2706SW / SE8987SW, dtd 8/24/07)
  • TBO: 2000
  • Chrome Cylinders


  • Manufacturer: Sensenich
  • Model: M74DM6-0-64 (repitched as cruise prop)
  • Propeller Serial Number: K2201
  • Time SMOH: 248.37 (O/H on 7/18/06)


Unit Manufacturer Model Notes
Audio Panel Garmin GMA 340* Incl. intercom
GPS King/Bendix KLN 89B* VFR Only
Nav/Com King/Bendix KX 165* Loc/Glidescope
Nav/Com King/Bendix KX 155*
Transponder NARCO AT150
Auto Pilot S-TEC System 20 - Single Axis Coupled w/GPS
ADS-B Out uAvionix Tail Beacon
Digital RPM Electronics Int'l
* Avionics were installed 10/21/18 after previous theft

Weight & Balance Data

Basic Empty Weight 1341.2
Max Seat Capacity 4
Useful Load 808.9
Gross Weight 2150
Empty Weight CG 85.59

* (Refer to Wt. & Balance Record, dated 7/29/16)

Total Fuel Capacity: 50 Gallons (36 gallons to the Tabs)

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