N708G, a G-159, took its first flight on July 21, 1959, and was delivered to its sole operator, Conoco, in September 1959. Conoco, which merged with Phillips Petroleum to become ConocoPhillips in 1999, experienced many changes during N708G’s time with the company. The company became a leader in energy exploration and production while facing global energy challenges such as the oil crisis in the 1970s, regulatory changes, and geopolitical events. After over 25 years with Conoco, N708G was retired in 1985. It remained in storage until MotoArt acquired it from ConocoPhillips in 2021 to create custom aviation furniture and G1 PlaneTags.
Today, Gulfstream aircraft are produced by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia, and are built upon the legacy that all began with the Grumman G1. The Gulfstream 1's innovative blend of efficiency and comfort established a new standard for executive air travel, inspiring the development of subsequent Gulfstream models that further refined speed, range, and luxury. Its legacy endures in the modern Gulfstream business jet series, which continues to epitomize premium air travel for corporate and private clients worldwide.
Celebrate 65 incredible years of Gulfstream's first purpose-built business aircraft, the Gulfstream I. Gift one to your favorite business pilot/crew member, or add one to your PlaneTags collection today.