Note: This is a "ground up" restoration. The J-model
Bonanza is the first of the "heavy" Bonanzas. Beech beefed
up the original Bonanza, and made enough changes that they had to
recertify the airplanes. The airplanes were strong enough that they
were certified in the Utility category. This extra structure made
them eligible for the D'Shannon engine upgrade to a modern 285 h.p.
This much-modified airplane has the D'Shannon heavy glass
throughout, with side vents left and right side. It has the Speed
Sloped windshield, and the D'Shannon new panel (center stacked
radios). It has Cleveland wheels and brakes, and has Flight Extender
tip tanks, for a total fuel capacity of 100 gallons. The airframe is
bright and clean.
You can own this modern, fast, long-range airplane for far less than
a new 172. Compare it with the AOPA "better than new"
Bonanza from last year - this is a bargain!