I worked for a guy at an FBO who was a Navion affecionado...they are big, Cadillac-sized planes.
This guy would buy up old, dilapidated planes and restore them at our FBO. Nowdays, I think he just trades them...
If the plane is located at LRU
, chances are that it's one of Hal's birds
Now, to the reality of the bird...they are, of course, a retract, and the insurance rates reflect that (the gear goes up along with the insurance rates
). They tend to use the older high performance Continental powerplants and old props...makes things a little expensive to fix, and they burn a good quantity of gas to get to where they're going.
The owners love them...apparently, they are a rock-solid, stay where you point them kind of bird.