Just wheels. I hadn't thought about dual PTT. That would be nice but by no means necessary.
I'm interested in a high time engine because it's the only way I know what I'm getting. When I bought my Bonanza, I was all excited about the low-time engine. I had to buy an overhaul at about 500 hours.
It also takes the engine out of the equation. For instance, if the airplane I've described might be worth $100k, then I can figure on adding some amortized portion of $40k depending on the engine.
OTOH, if the airplane I've described is worth $100k, it might be time to look at Stinsons!
I'm an admitted tire kicker at this point, but life events are happening such that I might get serious. One issue is cost. Having owned a Bonanza for several years, I have a good understanding of what it costs to live with a big-bore Continental. But I'm looking at the cost of entry; how much do I have to tie up in a 180? So here's my list of Must Haves and Nice To Haves. What would this hypothetical 180 cost? Thanks in advance.
IFR capable with WAAS gps
Auto Fuel STC
Multi-probe engine analyzer with fuel flow (JPI 700 is plenty)
Nice to Haves:
High time engine
Paint and interior don't matter much, but I'd rather not be embarrassed.
It's apparent that I'm looking at roughly '65 to '76. If it'll carry 4 adults, I might think about a 180hp 170, but they're rare and expensive. Speaking of rare, I'd consider a converted 182.