While stalking ebay I came across this rare Silver Arrow Prototype. It can be yours for $100,000 by it now. You can CLICK HERE for the listing. Now… A nice restored one can run between $35,000-$65,000 A project, $5K This one looks like from the pictures that it would defiantly be on the low end of that number. But we have not seen it, nor do we endorse anything here regarding this boat.
But it is interesting to note what the price difference of the prototype would be VS a normal production boat. Is it a protoype Shelby? That would be a massive value difference, so whats different here? Is it the same as lets say a prototype Falcon? OK OK, stop your complaining.. Silver arrows are cool, very cool, less than 100 made. This was one the two first ones….
But Silver Arrows have not taken off into the Cobra, or Riva category. Although very cool. In fact a Silver Arrow is on my bucket list. We looked around the internetter and found some more info you here.
“The Mariners Museum in Newport New Virginia is working on providing a listing of information available for the Silver Arrow Of utmost interest was determining if SA-19-003 was in fact the first production hull or not Initially the museum indicated there were only two hulls prior to Hull #3, both of those hulls being prototypes. However, I asked that this be confirmed and today it was determined the serial number sequence was indeed “re-set” for the production hulls. We now hold, as part of our investigative records, copies of the hull cards for the first five (5) hulls. The first prototype hull was shipped to Chris Craft Motor Boat Sales – 221 Park Avenue, New York, NY. The second prototype was shipped to Newport Beach, California. Production hull #1 was shipped to Charlotte NC and production hull #2 was shipped to the Algonac Lions Club (for a raffle?).”
There ya have it, this prototype also has its own web page from the seller. CLICK HERE. This is one of those type deals that the buyer and seller define the value. The value is clearly the serial number. Which if it needs restoring, is a lot. But you then have to ask yourself, do you restore a prototype… OH brother, that’ll make your head hurt.. What would you do?