Here's the airplane I bought:
1965 CHEROKEE 180C $31,000 FOR SALE BY OWNER TTAF3786,
SMOH1602, Prop186 SNEW, KA-134 Audio Panel, Garmin 250XL GPS/COM,
Shadin's Fuel Flow, Aileron Trim, PSI1000 4 Place Intercom Music
Port, Vertical Card Compass, Met-Co-Wingtips, Complete Logs SNEW, No
Damage History, Last annual 7/1/2010, New Interior 07 Like New, New
Glass 07, Knots U2 Gaps Seals, Paint-6,3th Owner, Always Hangared.
That's the advertisement, the airplane is even better.
Here's the airplane I don't want to buy.
1970 RHOMBUS 9000 $42,500 FOR SALE N24630
Almost new, hasn't flown in twenty years,
can inflate tires on request to see if they hold air.
Damage history is almost invisible on casual inspection.
Dual Lorans and new battery in 121.5 MHz ELT,
dual 360 channel radios.
Uncle Joe does the maintenance and he has the logbooks,
if he can remember where he put them.