The Spartan Executive was designed in 1935 and produced from 1936 to 1940. Some pictures of the Spartan prototype. Ours was SN 15, and was produced in 1938.  It took every bit of Ken’s persuasive powers to convince Lorraine to give up her beloved Bonanza and her recently completed Cessna 150 Conversion in order to get this dilapidated airplane. Ken was hired by the broker to bring it to Rockford, so on the way he and his dad, Gene, came up with all the reasons whey we NEEDED this airplane. Gene and Ken flew it home, then brought it over to see if it would ‘fit’ in the hangar.  He somehow convinced me to go along with his plane, and soon it was ours!  We started off by having a party and giving rides to the neighbors and friends.