Mooney M20K 231

Mooney M20K 231    ***SOLD***             $134,500

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General Info
Make: Mooney Registration Number: N1172K
Model: M20K (231) Serial Number: 25-0713
Model Year: 1982 Engine: TSI0-360-LB (210 HP)
Location: Trenton-Robbinsville (N87) Gear: Retractable (electric)
    Prop: Constant Speed
Summary Info
Extensively equipped, very low time, excellent condition, & fast!  GNS 530W, LB engine upgrade, weather, traffic, flight director, & much more!


Logbook Time
Total Time: (Hours since New)  1419 Log books
Complete (impeccable)
Engine: (Since Major Overhaul - LB Conversion)    514 Prop:  (Since Major Overhaul)    514 hrs
Maintenance Info
Annual due: (Date)  November, 2011
IFR Certification Due:  
AD's complete? (Yes / No) Yes
Type of Engine Overhaul: Teledyne Mattituck; LB conversion w/ new cylinders
Damage History:
No damage history
Hangared: Yes - always since new
Other: Mooney Service Center maintained entire life; oil analysis; new battery
Articulating pilot/co-pilot seats Q-tip prop w/ electric anti-ice
Split removable rear seats Fiberglass one-piece belly pan
Custom head rests Gami fuel injectors
Bose Aviation X headsets (2) Complete Tanis pre-heat system
Speed brakes Low profile gear doors, overlapping nose gear doors
Monroy long-range fuel tanks (106 gals) Gap seals, internal antennas
Built-in 4-place oxygen Super sound proofing
80 Amp alternator; stand-by generator Power tow
External power plug  
  Make / Model
NAV/COM #1: Garmin 530W
NAV/COM #2: King KY 197E w/ glideslope
King KCS-55A
Transponder: Garmin GTX 330 w/ traffic
Electric Standby Attitude Indicator Yes
Radar Altimeter: King KRA 10
Garmin GDL 69A
Weather: BF Goodrich WX10A Stormscope
Autopilot: S-TEC 60 w/ Altitude Pre-Select, Yaw Damper, & Flight Director (fully coupled)
Audio Panel: King KMA 24 with 3-Light Marker Beacon
Intercom: PS Engineering PM1000 II w/ music input
Engine Monitoring: JPI graphic engine monitor
Fuel Flow and Totalizer: Shadin and Hoskin
Color(s): Light Gray w/ dark gray & black trim
Paint Condition:
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Color(s): Gray
Fabric: Leather/wool fabric
(1 to 10, 10 being the highest)
Glass condition: Excellent -1/4" gray tint
Cruise Speed: (at 75% power) 180 kts *
Useful Load: (remaining after full fuel) 460 lbs *
Fuel Capacity: 106 gal
Fuel burn: (average) 13 GPH *
Range: 1300 nm *
Specific Range: ((Efficiency = Cruise Speed ÷ Lbs per hour of fuel burn) (The higher the number, the better the efficiency)) 2.31
* Note: Performance figures are estimates based on best available information (from POH, Vref, etc.) and may not be exact for this particular aircraft.

Mooney drivers share a unique and deeply seated characteristic - they like to go fast!  Mooneys are among the most effecient and structurally sound airplanes manufactured.  The low profile cross-section and laminar flow wings reduce drag to enable the fast air speeds typically unachievable in other manufacturers' airplanes with similar horsepower.  The tubular steel frame, acting as a cockpit roll cage, along with the wingtip-to-wingtip wing spar make the Mooney airframe the strongest and safest among GA airplanes.

The M20K 231 was the first non-pressurized Turbo Mooney.  Introduced in 1979, the 231 (numbered for it's top speed) was hailed as the fastest single-engine production aircraft in the world.  It was an instant success and even outsold the ever so popular Mooney 201 during the first two years of production.

For the 231, the Mooney engineers capitalized on the aerodynamic airframe improvements already added to the Mooney 201 by installing an engine with a high horsepower to weight ratio - the Teledyne Continental TSIO 360 GB Engine. This combination of engine and airframe gave Mooney drivers the optimum blend of high altitude flying coupled with incredible speed and performance synonymous with Mooney Aircraft.  The 231 included other improvements such as the NASA air scoop placed in the dorsal for improved cabin vintilation, new wing tips for better slow-speed control and enclosed navigation and strobe lights. 

This particular airplane, N1172K, has always been maintained by Mooney Service Centers sparing no expense.  It was upgraded with the more reliable TSIO 360 LB engine and over $40K in speed modifications.  This is truly a remarkable airplane priced very attractively.

For more information for Mooney drivers, including an M20K Flight Test Report in the tab "MAPA Log Sample Articles", click on MAPA

Contact Us About This Aircraft

Please call Dave Mathiesen at 609-259-2400