Damage history — major repairs can affect the value of an aircraft significantly, but may be hard to pin down."

"A damage history will decrease the value of an aircraft, depending on the type of accident, nature of the damage and the degree to which major components have been involved."

"Any aircraft with a damage history should be closely scrutinized to make sure it has been properly repaired in accordance with the applicable FAA regulations and recommended practices."

"Paint/interior — used on occasion to give "tired" aircraft a quick facelift. Check new paint jobs carefully for evidence of corrosion under the surface."

"Interior items should be checked for proper fit and condition. Done properly, both items enhance the value of the aircraft."

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