Shortly after the 120/140 models were introduced by Cessna after WW II
they designed a
'top of the line' aircraft,
which came in two flavors: The 190 powered by a 240 hp Continental
R-670-23 and the 195 (the
more common of the two) powered by a 300 hp Jacobs R-785-A2.
This deluxe 'Businessliner'
as it was known had leather interior trim, full instrumentation, the
flying machine it was not without its vices on the ground. Not
for the faint of heart -
The photograph above was taken at Horizon Airport, just south of
Nevada in 1990.
I understand it has won some awards for its gleaming
below is a Cessna Aircraft Company photograph of the prototype Cessna