I had heard a lot about this plane for years and the trip in May back to Iowa got to see this unique airplane that gets flown frequently. 75 years old.
There's not a decent picture here and all were manipulated. It was dark and I wasn't going to push the button that opened this huge door to get some light inside. Hollywood types and other very wealthy people flew in these planes.
One of seven the value is around 400K give or take a few. What that mean I'm not sure as there may be a combine just outside that's worth twice that much but they don't fly.
I'm just glad I got around and in this plane and there is still a good chance there will be a ride in the future and that would be waaaay too cool.
In the picture at the top and repeated at the bottom show the profile better thus the gull wing analogy.