Yesterday, you all asked both in comments and in emails, what Miss Step sold for. I suppose many of you are thinking .. Is it worth it to restore. And why didn’t he answer? YOU THINK I AM GOING TO NOT MILK THIS? Is it worth it? YES! and No. I don’t know what Miss Step sold for since it was sold as part of a collection of insane boats. I know there have been offers on this boat and that it’s a pattern boat with varnish on it. And for a boat of such rarity, there are no Stinky paint jobs that will do. Hey! I love my Stink Bomb!
But, if you are big into this passion, and are thinking of restoring a boat, this is an extremely worthy one. But you have to go all in. And I will add, a bit more risky than lets say a Cobra or 19 barrel back. This is an extreme boat. It’s small and is “part” of a collection type boat. Used at shows, and maybe some fun weekend blasts.
But, like owning a race prepped Shelby, you aint going to the mini mall to pick up big gulps with it. I would, but thats me. I also bought a marine railway. So.. IDIOT!
The simple math on this is done by a pro, I would expect to drop close to $100K+ on the restoration. Done DIY, $50K. Maybe more. And then you better be one hell of a DIYer. Cause any short cut is death to the value. These are built differently than the small 16 racers like Stinky. Lighter, less everything. Thinner wood as I recall.
Our passion here in the past 3 years has gone through a huge shift. Big money is being spent on correct boats. So here is the big question of the day? What do you all think should be the Buy it now price? $10K is easy. Already there. $20K? $30K? What is a serial number worth? It’s part of the fun of this. We can all dream, and this is a dream boat for sure.