My dad, Jim Baker, owned both of them at one point. They were his babies! He was an airport groupie in Salinas CA and Lakeport CA. He died right after Christmas, in 1990, and during the holidays I always wonder where his planes are now. If anyone knows the current owners, or can tell me how to research it, I’d really appreciate it! Thank you.
Did you try faa.gov? There is a search feature by N-number. This may be a good place to start. Good luck & Merry Christmas.
You can do aircraft inquiries at the FAA aircraft registry
Were these aircraft Beech B35’s?
The registry shows the following for these two registrations:
N5176C is a Beech B35 owned by Past and Present Furniture in Bonham, TX.
N8892A is shown as Beech B35 that is no longer on the registry as of 2/26/1992. Reason listed is that the aircraft was destroyed. The previous owner was Arthur L Thomas of San Carlos, CA.
Thank you for the replies. I found an email address on a Past And Present Furniture website and sent an email. Hopefully I’ll get a reply. I thought N8892A was a Cessna, but maybe I’m remembering wrong.