Take A Preservation Time Capsule 1968 Glasspar Flying V On Ebay, Smith Mountain Lake Show Weekend Vacation.!
Well, as the debate from yesterday will no doubt go on and on, today’s story on this tasty time capsule 1968 Glasspar at least solves that argument at any ACBS show. This for sure qualifies for the preserved category. The boat is located in Roanoke VA.. Now.. That’s about 1/2 hour from Smith Mountain Lake, and that big annual show is in two weeks.. As in next weekend.. Get my drift.. Go buy the boat, take it to the show, win something, and come home for the perfect woody boater weekend..Sept 13, Want more info on the show. Click HERE.
The description on ebay is a classic story. Here it is for those to lazy to click HERE to the listing.. I mean really, are you really to lazy to click one finger? Really… What if I told you it was a hacked leaked naked photo of a starlet? Oh sure you would click. Pervert! Well, this is something actually attainable. And when you click on it, your computer wont be filled with more viruses than a Nigerian coffee shop..To obscure? See thats were alot of spam email comes from.. Ok . So anyway.. here is the description.
I’m helping a friend of mine sell his 1968 Glasspar “Flying V” boat. He is the original purchaser of this boat.It was in his garage for the previous 30 years under a cover as you can see. This is a real “Time Capsule”. The engine looks as if it were new. He says he did not use the boat many times when he had a place on the lake. He was working on the land more than he was on the water. He always towed it home each week when he went to the lake so he could store it in the garage. Today we pulled it out of the garage since it was a clear day. We basically pulled the cover off and wiped it down with window cleaner. The engine has not been cleaned, this is the way it looked when the engine cover was removed. This boat is very solid, nothing has been touched up. The floor is just dirty, a stiff brush and soap should clean it. I did place the shifter into gear and turned the prop by hand and watched the flywheel turn. Movement of the throttle advanced the distributor and carb linkage. It’s sitting on the original Cox trailer. I did not attempt to start it. It needs fuel hoses as the primmer bulb is hard. the owner says he always disconnected the fuel and let it run out of fuel before storing. He is looking for the titles. I do not have them in hand as I’m writing this.
So there ya have it, the perfect classic boat weekend all ready for you.. Buy the boat, travel to Roanoke on Friday, enter the boat on Saturday at the big Smith Mountain Lake Show, and go home fulfilled. maybe a best preserved award? maybe? At least it would make a fun story.
First of all, I wouldn’t buy anything off eBay without a title. They should straighten that out before listing.
If there is no wood, can it have 60% or more original wood to qualify as preserved? If the answer is yes, glass will dominate the category until ACBS revises the rules.
FWIW, the boat does nothing for me, but that Merc could be worth the auction price.
How about 60% or more original wood grain Mactac on the interior?
I would say it should also have 60% or more original gel-coat above the water line.
Well, it’s BLUE… I kinda like this boat other than the drink mixer bolted on the back (personal choice). This boat is cool…look at those gauges and the Mercruiser Ignition panel!
I don’t know what coring material Glasspar used in their lay up schedule but, I’d bet it’s all original. Yes, even fiberglass construction can use a wood core that needs to be replaced sometimes.
Preserved class? You bet!
Just yesterday, cleaning out the work shop I cam across the exact same tach as the one on the Glasspar in the header. Never had a Glasspar…don’t know where I got it. That’s it…just coincidence. But kinda strange.
How sad. The owner no doubt will be flooded with great memories of all of the great things he did in his job over those decades, while also having one or two memories about the four times he spent on his great little boat with his family and friends.
Time capsule? You bet. But also a very stark reminder of perhaps wrong priorities in the great scheme of life.