Cessna 140 

​​​​​​​+++ UNDER CONTRACT +++


As the predecessor to the C-150, the popular two-seat Cessna 140 started production just after WWII ended, and concluded in 1951. Originally the type was powered with the 85HP Continental C-85-12(F) or optioned with the 90HP C-90-12(F). It was known for its stable flight characteristics - and as a solid teaching platform for tailwheel students to learn their new craft.


This 100HP-powered aircraft is arguably one of the very best examples in Australia with only 3200 hours of total time and an excellent maintenance history.


Up close it's difficult to fault both inside and out - and the dash is just the way it should be, almost like the airplane that rolled off the Cessna Factory floor on the 5th of April, 1946 in Wichita, Kansas.


An inspection here will not disappoint if you're looking for a rare example (either registered in 'VH' or 'RAAus') that would otherwise cost significantly more to import and then fly in Australia.


Aircraft manufacturer: Cessna

Model: C-140

Year: 1946

Registration: 24-7247

Airframe Serial Number:  8263

Total airframe time: 3208hrs


Engine type: Continental O-200

Engine serial number: 213886

Engine Hours: 750.51hrs SMOH

Last engine compressions: 78, 78,76, 77


Propeller type: McCauley / 2-blade / Fixed Pitch

Propeller serial number: G79136

Propeller hours: 332hrs


Avionics list:

Standard Piper instrumentation

Garmin Aera 660 GPS 


Storage history: Hangared

Work that needs to be completed / pending (list):NIL


Reason for sale: Owner has multiple aircraft

Maintenance: LAME Maintained


Registration status / Expiry dates: 16/10/22 (freshly renewed for sale)

Accident history / details: NIL reported


Cruise speed:  91kts IAS @SL / 75% power

BEW: / MTOW: 409kg / 600kg (658kg as 'VH' registered)



  • Length: 21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)
  • Wingspan: 33 ft 4 in (10.16 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
  • Wing area: 159.3 sq ft (14.80 m2)



  • Maximum speed: 109 kts
  • Cruise speed: 91 kts
  • Stall speed: 39 kts
  • Never exceed speed: 140 120 kts
  • Range: 390 nm
  • Service ceiling: 15,500 ft 
  • Rate of climb: 680 ft/min


Fuel Capacity / no. of tanks:  90ltrs / 2 tanks

Aircraft logbooks complete & available? Yes


Location airport: Swan Hill (VIC


Contact Nicholas Christie at Sport Aircraft Sales on +61(0)3 95311018 / or 0466649868 for a confidential discussion, or email nicholas@sportaircraftsales.com.au.

Cessna 140