1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

I have one of the lowest time, best condition 172's of this vintage for sale. Based in MN.  Always hangered.  Fully restored. If anyone is interested, please contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

I can see the content of the post doesn't show the plane type clearly, and I could certainly give more details to interested parties:

- 1956 172 - B (usually called a "Skyhawk" by most...but in fact was called a "Businessliner" in this model)

- 3400 TT, 900 SMOH
- Fully restored to 10/10 interior, 10/10 exterior condition with very unique custom paint
- Bendix King 135 A moving map GPS/Transeiver
- Narco ADF and backup radios
- Mode C Transponder
- New exhaust
- A few new instruments (Heading Indicator, Artificial Horizon)

Email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I will gladly send pictures.

Andy

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

I would like to see a few pics, particularly the panel.

    Dave

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Hey Dave,
A good plane for the wife!!
Glenn

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Andy,

Not to nitpick, but the 172B first appeared in 1961. All 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959 172s are straight 172s (no letter suffix). In 1960, the 172A with a sweptback vertical stabilizer appeared.

The first year of the "Skyhawk" was 1961. The basic 172 used venturis for vacuum, had a "T" handle starter, and the fuselage was mostly polished aluminum with painted trim stripes. The upscale Skyhawk came standard with overall paint, engine driven vacuum pump, key start, and wheel fairings.

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Hi Stan,

Interesting.  I'm going to look more up on this.  It is a "Businessliner" according to POH and all information I have seen elsewhere, and not a Skyhawk--which is why the B was assumed.

Would be ashamed to be mis-naming my own plane...

Thanks for the nit-pick.

Andy

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

The name "Businessliner" was used by Cessna advertising to describe the Cessna 190 and 195, the 170, and very early 172s.

The inside front cover of the 1956 172 Owner's Manual has a photo of the 172 captioned "Your 172 Businessliner". Cessna was promoting the idea that you could use your airplane for ~400 mile business trips more efficiently and far more quickly than driving a car for the same trip.

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Stan Cooper wrote:
Cessna was
> promoting the idea that you could use your airplane for ~400
> mile business trips more efficiently and far more quickly than
> driving a car for the same trip.



I never give it much thought until now, but back then interstates were very few and far between, flying would have been a real timesaver.

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

OK, so gas was cheaper, but people made less, it's a whole lot faster flying. It's a lot quicker with no speed limit signs and no curves (unless of course your flying around an airport or airspace). You fly because it's fun and faster. when it's no longer fun, you sell your plane. Then you miss your plane and buy anouther. Flying is a blood thing to me, it gets in, you want it in. It's being in touch with John Wayne and the flying tigers as a kid and all the old movies about flight and adventure. It's young boys dreams fulfilled. We might not be able to describe it in a paragraph, but we know why we do it. Some of us like it, and some of us love it. The ones that love flying understand me completely. Who cares why you fly, and who knows more that someone who is at peace in the sky? What's it worth to you? What's it worth to me? I'd say probably two totally differant things!

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Where can I find original paint schemes for 1959 172. Thanx Dave This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Anybody have a good line on rebuilt Cont. 0200A engines and/or parts?  Might only need an oil pump, but looking at options.  .

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

To 172 owners,  Hello I am looking for a mid to lower time airplane that is mechanically sound. 1960 to 1970 neighborhood. IFR a plus. I have cash. Anyone know of an aircraft please E-mail me.  Thanks,  Noel

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Dear Seller,
  please i saw you property that you want to sale in this site and i have intrest to buy it please give me the last price and how i'm going to pay you your money.Thank's Lawrence

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Another thread that started 6 year ago. Can we upgrade to new forum software? It's threads like this is part of the reason for low activity in these forums.

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Did you find the plane you were looking for?
I have a 1979 172 I need to sell.  It is a strong plane with low time enginr and prop.  This summer I flew it all across the country problem free. 
Let me know if interested and I can give you more details

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Re: 1956 Cessna 172-B for Sale

Noel,
As a happy owner of a 1964 172E, I would encourage you to seriously consider the straight tail 1956 for sale and upgrade it to IFR.  The old Cessnas are a treasure, in my opinion, well worth upgrading.  I'd even consider selling my low time airplane at less than 2400 TT except that I think I have a Honey of Honey's.  Like hanging onto a good wife, "she's not for sale."

Even high-time airplanes can be restored to "better than new."  If you don't believe me, go to the AAA fly-in in your area or Blakesburg IA in September (maybe I'll see you there or at Reno air races?).  Much can be done on your own, or by people who really don't charge much, but love restoring airplanes.  Some are retired folks who work for less than the going rate.

Best to you!
Trent Duff

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