1947 beech 35 Airplane

Item Model/Manufacturer: 1947 BEECH fixed wing single engine 4seat.
Description: 124,000 miles “needs complete rebuild” complete parts list in hand with supplier and the ability to have the plane fly worthy with inspection and approval.

The Beech 35 Bonanza was manufactured between 1947 and 1948, serial number D1 through D1500. It is a single-engine, piston aircraft configured as a cantilever low-wing aircraft with a V-tail. Distinguishing features are: retractable landing gear, wood propeller with controllable pitch propeller. Model 35 Bonanza seats up to 3 passengers and 1 pilot.


Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 32 ft 10 in
Length: 25 ft 2 in
Height: 7 ft 1 in


Max TO weight: 2,550 lb
Empty Weight: 1,458 lbs
Maximum Payload: 985
Fuel capacity: 40 US gallons (34 usable)


Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Model: E-185-1
Horsepower: 185 hp
Overhaul (HT): 1500hr TBO

Standard Avionics

Digital Nav/Coms
ADS-B In/Out


Horsepower: 185.00 Gross Weight: 2,550
Top Speed: 175 Empty Weight: 1,458
Cruise Speed: 150 Fuel Capacity: 39
Stall Speed (dirty): 48 Range: 530
Rate of Climb: 950 Rate of Climb (One Engine):
Service Ceiling: 18,000 Ceiling (One Engine):
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 1,200 Ground Roll 580
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: 1,440 Landing Roll Over 50 ft: 925


A legend in its own right, the Beechcraft 35 Bonanza flew for the first time on December 22, 1945 with veteran Beech test pilot Vern L. Carstens at the wheel. The Model 35 Bonanza met Walter H. Beech´s demand for an airplane that would carry four people and their baggage in car-like comfort. Five engineers were assigned by Ted Wells to design the Model 35. Ralph Harmon led the team composed of Noel Naidenoff, Alex Odevseff, Jerry Gordon and Wilson Erhart (all but Erhart are known to have worked on the challenging XA-38 “Grizzly” project in 1944-1945). Certification was granted on March 25, 1947 and production of the first version, the Model 35, occurred in 1947-1948.

1,500 were built, more than any other Bonanza model. Powered by a 165 hp Continental E-165 opposed engine, the “straight had a range of 750 statute miles on of fuel. Famous V-tail was mounted at 30 degrees from horizontal. Tricycle gear was electrically operated and rugged enough for unimproved landing fields. The nose gear was not steerable on original Model 35 Bonanzas. Wood propeller featured controllable pitch but no governor device.

Beech 35 Bonanza (1947-1948) Serial Numbers D-1 through D-1500

D-1 through D-491 Continental E-165 165 hp Serial Numbers D-492 and after with a Continental E-185-1 185 hp engine, 1500 built

Distinguishing Features

  • No windows behind rear seats
  • Small-cord stabilators
  • Fabric covered flaps and rudervators D1-D40
  • Rear bench seats
  • Single throw-over yoke
  • Electric prop pitch change mechanism
  • Gear handle on right, flap on left
  • Non-steerable nose wheel

051254227 / A55897
Price/MSRP: $ current condition-25k ,refurbished and ready to fly with inspection-120k"
Current location of item: Oregon
Estimated lead time: Days
Fulfillment: Drop shipped / Direct from seller
User support / Warranty: no warranty have complete parts list and the ability to have this operational and flight worthy.

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when we used this the maximum safe carry capacity was around 1500lbs passengers &baggage.


How long ago was it in flying shape?

last flight October 2006 but has not been registered to fly since I believe 98 we had access to a private strip.

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my uncle is the Owner but I personally did most of the maintenance and modifications if any were needed as some parts used to be difficult to acquire.

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Very cool. Is he flying something else now or hanging up his wings?

around 2005 he purchased a 1989 beech F33a bonanza he is currently 83 and doesn’t pilot anymore since medical conditions but we have taken him out for flights and he just loves it would have loved to keep this plane in better condition but I did not have access due to working for away for over a decade and it got well… ya…


Whats the flight range on a full tank of fuel?

this will depend on a few factors including weight,wind cruising speed ect. But anywere from 2800miles when solo flying to around 1800 at complete max capacity as coasting full weight doesn’t act the same and trust is more fuel demanding.