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Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:58 pm

Here's a rarity: a Boeing 720B freighter - there are only three photos of the 720 in freighter configuration on A.net. Interesting bird, though she would need "a little TLC" to get her airworthy, not to mention that the bird is "missing some instrumentation"!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BOEIN...categoryZ63678QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Of course, you could equip the plane with a little luxury:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BOEIN...mQQcategoryZ38629QQitemZ4611156743
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SX36
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:32 pm

I saw this one on e-bay.....and a little tlc is more than an understatement. I suppose if you had more money than you knew what to do with, you could buy it and make furnature out of it.....Just think of the possibilities... I have a 707 wheel that has been refurbed, polished, and is now sitting in my living room with a piece of glass on top and she looks damn good, thanks to the fine people at Motoart.

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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:52 pm

Anybody have the serial number on this ship as well as the line number? It'd be interesting to see this plane's history. That thing probably has a long way to go before it's airworthy again. Getting those engines Stage III is the least of the problems.
 
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:57 pm

While it probably is a long shot that it will fly again, it can get a ferry permit, once it is determined airworthy. STAGE III is only a requirement of Europe and the U.S. There are many parts of the world this bird could still fly!
 
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:52 pm

According to our records, there are only two (2) Boeing 720's currently marketed for sale, and both are VIP aircraft. We've listed two (2) Boeing 707s for sale, current on checks, one a VIP and the other a Combi.
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:07 pm

Additionally, it should be noted that only one (1) Stage III hushkit (and perhaps parts to satisfy one more) exist from Burbank Aero's operations--and they aren't cheap. This aircraft is cooked, but more details perahps to follow tommorrow.
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:27 pm

What is the reg # on that 720? There are only 5 freighter frames listed in the database. Wonder which one it was.
9Q-CFT
HC-BDP
VP-HCN
HK-1973
VP-HCO

If you look at the second picture listed, it says: (mistakes and all)

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THIS SEAT WAS REMOVED FROM THE PRIVATE STATEROOM OF A BOEING 707 (VR-AND OLD: Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG) (closed), China">CAN) THAT WAS USED AS THE PERSONAL AIRCRAFT OF THE SHAH OF IRAN PRIOR TO HIS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE....THE AIRCRAFT SAT IN THE ARIZONA DESERT, ALL SEALED UP, UNTIL IT WAS DESTROYED RECENTLY...THIS SEAT RECLINES, GOES BACK AND FORTH AND SIDEWAYS....IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND PROBABLY COST MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO BUILD NEW...THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY OR JUST TO BUY A VERY ITNERESTING SEAT...

Nice seat woud've hated to be the last one to sit in it in official capacity. The Shah's plane...nice looking.

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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:47 pm

Strange they can put a $ 350.000 airplane on ebay with so little description. Any possible buyer sure wants to know the identity, hours/landings, background and other details?
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:27 am

Something is very wrong with this advertisement. Let's examine further:

-Boeing 720 freighter (very VERY few made)
-Condition: VERY POOR
-Engines: Not Stage III
-Maintenance: NON-EXISTENT
-Medium: eBay?!
-Price Change: from $300k - $900k?
-Seller: Machine Shop in Carlsbad?!

I sell and consult on commercial airliners for a living, and this is a complete joke. I could, with 10 days notice, deliver to almost anyone in the world a Boeing 707-300F or -300 VIP with current maintenance and checks according to original Boeing specs for less than $500k. Only catch is the need to huskit to Stage III, and only one complete 707-300 hushkit remains from Burbank Aero's former operation (and possible parts for a second kit). Either way, this advertisement is a joke.
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:49 am

I saw in "Trade a Plane" the starting bid is $50.00......
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:09 pm

I think this is a plane at Kirtland AFB. Here is its entry from the www.aviation-friends-cologne.de entry:

(Boeing720)-058B 18424 N8498S US Air Force stored all silver at Albuquerque Kirtland AFB

I vaguely recall it being on sale.

I think that given the condition of the aircraft, and its useability even if it were in good condition, that it's overpriced.
 
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:38 pm

One of its selling points when new was the 720's lightweight structure. It helped give it sparkling performance (for its size) and good range.

It did not do much for the longetivity of the airframe. Added to all the other issues, someone is obviously just "fishin" on (Flea-bay) to see who bites!
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:50 am

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 11):
One of its selling points when new was the 720's lightweight structure. It helped give it sparkling performance (for its size) and good range.

Especially given the fact that Boeing was able to modify the wing and basic design of the exisiting 707, keeping costs low - this model was still a financial success for Boeing. Take that Airbus!  duck   Smile
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:35 am

Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 8):
I sell and consult on commercial airliners for a living, and this is a complete joke. I could, with 10 days notice, deliver to almost anyone in the world a Boeing 707-300F or -300 VIP with current maintenance and checks according to original Boeing specs for less than $500k. Only catch is the need to huskit to Stage III, and only one complete 707-300 hushkit remains from Burbank Aero's former operation (and possible parts for a second kit). Either way, this advertisement is a joke.

Well, given the photos in the ad, I would say that this a disposal sale as a parts donor, and that it is not intended to be sold to make airwothy. Either the seller has a sentimental reason, a liquidation sale, for wanting to sell as whole, or it's a hoax. It would be a considerable money pit to make this aircraft safe for flight. A 707 airframe could bring as much as 4 million if parted out, however 300K is possible, but not much more than that.
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:32 am

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 13):
Well, given the photos in the ad, I would say that this a disposal sale as a parts donor, and that it is not intended to be sold to make airwothy. Either the seller has a sentimental reason, a liquidation sale, for wanting to sell as whole, or it's a hoax. It would be a considerable money pit to make this aircraft safe for flight. A 707 airframe could bring as much as 4 million if parted out, however 300K is possible, but not much more than that.

$4 million huh? Call me next time your in SoCal and I'll take you on a trip to Mojave and VCV. You can see firsthand what an airframe like this is worth - parts or otherwise. $4 million.. good one. I'm still laughing.  Yeah sure
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:46 pm

Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 14):
$4 million huh? Call me next time your in SoCal and I'll take you on a trip to Mojave and VCV. You can see firsthand what an airframe like this is worth - parts or otherwise. $4 million.. good one. I'm still laughing.

Maybe he meant 4 million nickles.
 
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:32 pm

Quoting Patrickj (Reply 15):

Maybe he meant 4 million nickles.

I'd give the owner maybe $.05 USD.  Smile This aircraft is essentially worthless and it looks like it's in complete shambles.
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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:38 pm

Quoting MrMcCoy (Reply 14):
$4 million huh? Call me next time your in SoCal and I'll take you on a trip to Mojave and VCV. You can see firsthand what an airframe like this is worth - parts or otherwise. $4 million.. good one. I'm still laughing.

Keep laughing. That's a figure according to the DoD on the rate of parts savings they achieved with the KC-135, by buying up 707 aircraft for sale worldwide, from 1984-99. Now bear in mind, that was with the conversion of the the A models to 135E's with the re-engining with JT3C's.

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RE: Boeing 720 Freighter For Sale

Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 17):

Keep laughing. That's a figure according to the DoD on the rate of parts savings they achieved with the KC-135, by buying up 707 aircraft for sale worldwide, from 1984-99. Now bear in mind, that was with the conversion of the the A models to 135E's with the re-engining with JT3C's.

I've said it once and I'll say it again.. if that aircraft was worth $4mil in parts alone, I'd have bought her myself. We recently finished a transaction for a FLYING and fresh mx B742F for $5.5mil. Your right.. I am still laughing.
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