Chris- Craft Speedometer On eBay!



Now that the Virtual Holiday party is over, thought a nice ebay story would be all you all can take!  To be honest, I didn’t think Chris Craft made these. I mean, it makes sense, and I always thought maybe they did. But for what model? And this one looks like its in some sort of other than factory holder. Post war design. But here is the big question. What model boat would this fit in? Sure I am sure it was an option you could order on any model? Looks kinda small as well.

The back. Its kinda that simple

For a buy it now $390 price tag though. Unless you have a speedo on your Chris Craft Hull card? Is it worth it?

18 replies
  1. Capt. Cranky
    Capt. Cranky says:

    WHEW….I’m glad that said Factory Speedo…and NOT Speedo Factory! Not sure I could bear that first thing in the morning!

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    It is an easy enough thing to fake if you already have stencils. I had a discussion years ago with a gauge restorer about making a speedo to match my other CC gauges and he said it could be done and he had done it before.

  3. Rick
    Rick says:

    Too many extra numbers on it to put on Panther. Now if you find one that stops at maybe 10 give me a call. By the way thanks for another party.

  4. don Vogt
    don Vogt says:

    Interesting. Actually, the instrument has the pre-war cc logo on the gauge face. Maybe made by stewart-warner? Perhaps someone like Mark Clawson can provide further info on these?

  5. Gary Van Tassel
    Gary Van Tassel says:

    Interesting. Looking at the back it looks like a standard aircraft instrument case somebody put a chrome bezel on. It could have started life as an aircraft air speed indicator then recalibrated for water density pitot pressure vs. air and the face re-labeled. I’ve seen plenty of private labeled speedos over the years, but never a CC.

  6. Joe Morrison
    Joe Morrison says:

    Speedometer made especially for Chris – Craft
    as listed in the 1958 CC Parts and Equiptment

  7. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    While definitely a very cool accessory, you can tell I’m going fast enough by the smile on my face. For that, I can save $390 plus another thru-hull fitting to worry about.

  8. Mark Clawson
    Mark Clawson says:

    I’ve restored a handful of these over the years – always post war even though the script was pre-war. The last one I did was in a 1954 Riviera. Challenging to repair when they are broken. Impossible to replicate at that 45 MPH full sweep. Nice work Joe Morrison and Jim Staib!

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