While we here are all in Showville today, we had noticed this morning while yacking about Prerestoric boats, this very nicely photographed relic barn find on ebay. Priced correctly I might add. Now, this is NOT a Prerestoic boat, its a grey boat, You are basecly buying what ever hull number it is and rebuilding it to a condition that is beyond whatever the factory could dream of doing.
We will call that Post Factory condition. Regardless of this boats label, for 1,500 bucks, you could have the privilege of it taking up space in your garage. But here’s the deal. If you want to rebuild something, this is the way to do it. All you need is patterns.
Now here is the question, and it will show my personal ignorance. At first glance I thought it might be a Riviera? But I don’t know. Custom? Usually I can tell by size and the over stuffed seat back if its a custom, and the 1956 year thing is a tad suspect. I am sure someone can tell in a second. If it is a Custom, its a real good deal BTW.
Now, the photos. These photos are fantastic. Not much for reference, but it does convey a feeling of a wonderful find. The vaugeishness of the text in the add also captures the barn find magic. It’s poetry on ebay! So enjoy the search and dream today.SEE IT HERE ON EBAY