About 6 months ago in a hangar at a local (KLWT), I saw a Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche and instantly wanted it. When I got home, I did a look up on the Registration (N) number and found out that the aircraft was de-registered in 2005.
I did some asking around the airport the next day and discovered that the owner had passed away. After some more research, I discovered that the airplane had one engine and its prop totaled. It had the propeller and engine replaced, but neither had logbooks and that was why the plane is collecting dust.
I really would like the airplane, because it is actually in good condition, yet it sits in the back of the central hangar and is ignored by everyone. So in a nutshell, the airplane is in good condition with airframe, avionics and logbooks for the right engine and prop. There are just no left prop or engine books.
The current owners (the estate of the deceased pilot) do not seem to even realize that the airplane is still sitting there, so I do not think that they would put much thought into selling the plane and I might be able to pick it up relatively cheaply. The only thing that I seem to need is a logbook. So I was wondering if it would be possible to somehow just start a new log after purchase? The other option is to just buy a new engine with books. Any advice?