Information for Prospective Twin Cessna 320 Owners
Performance is the strong suite of the 320's. They are fast and can carry 6 people and a decent load of fuel. Cruise speeds of 215 knots at 15,000 feet burning 30 to 31 gph are possible. The cabin is roomy, particular compared to other similar twins like the Beechcraft Baron. The 320 actually has better handling qualities that similar vintage 310's due to its longer fuselage.
Prices are at rock bottom for these airplanes. A well cared for, later version 320 could be a real bargain but a neglected airplane could cost well more than the purchase price just to make airworthy. Corrosion is a big issue as is the condition of the landing gear and its many components. The owner of a well cared for 320 is a lucky man indeed. These are very capable airplanes - and they still look great on the ramp.
|Engines||Cont. TSIO-470B 260 HP||Cont. TSIO-470B 260 HP||Cont. TSIO-470C 260 HP||Cont. TSIO-470D 260 HP||Cont. TSIO-520B285 HP||Cont. TSIO-520B285 HP||Cont. TSIO-520B285 HP|
|Cruise Speed||210 Kts||210 Kts||210 Kts||210 Kts||210 Kts||210 Kts||210 Kts|
|Notes||First turbo-charged GA Twin||210 lb gross wt. increase. Tip tanks streamlined.||Optional wing lockers added.||Minor restyling.||More powerful engine. Aux. tanks increased to 20 gal. each.||100lb. gross weight increase. One piece windshield.||Larger baggage door added. Optional forward wing locker fuel tank.|