Snazzy And In Need Of Restoration 23′ Chris Craft on Ebay

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 5.29.31 AMMaybe you have never wondered what a cool patterned interior might look like on your Woody Boat? I have? I love plaid and stripes interior. Or insets like in a 300SL Gull wing, or a 1969 Z/28 with a hounds tooth interior.

69 911 int

This was my 1969 911E all original paint, interior. Loved this car. But sold all of my Porsches for boats. And yes, I know what they are worth now.


Here is the car in my first office for the agency. Dan Tanna lives!

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Now back to the Chris Craft

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Its like an American Flag!

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One wicked bitch’n engine?

But stripes on a Chris Craft? Well today you can look and see what that looks like? This one has been customized, snazzyed up with extra cushions, wood top lip on the windshield.


17 replies
  1. J Funk
    J Funk says:

    I think that rear seat came from my Dentist’s office. Perhaps the magazine rack is hanging off the back of the motor box.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    I like these 23’s.

    Not so sure about the listing though. I get confused between the Continentals and the Holidays so I had to go to the guide. She is listed as a ’54, but it looks like the 23’s were only built in the ’56 to ’59 years. Her blonde and hardware say Continental, but the windshield says Holiday. Maybe she is a Contiday or a Holiental?

      • D.Thomas
        D.Thomas says:


        Any idea on the year, I contacted the seller and he stated he couldn’t see the ID because the motor was too big??

        • Jim Staib
          Jim Staib says:

          1956 or 1957 The ID is on the top frame behind the rear seat too. If he don’t know it makes me think he has no title. In Illinois that is a big hurdle to jump. Probably had a MBL or MCL originally. Hope all that snow in Colorado melts by the time it ends.

  3. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    I, too, was a Porsche guy before I was a boat guy. One of my first ads, circa 1989. In memory of Pat Fallon.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      What a sad sad death. Pat was truly a leader in the communications world and a true inspiration for me! Thanks Rabbit

  4. Nautilus
    Nautilus says:

    That engine is a 390/429 block from the 1960’s. If a 429, it was rated at 340 HP. It’s possible that with that intake and the right cam it could be brought up to 400 HP but doubtful. That’s got to be one fat and thirsty old girl. Whatever…she’s got to go.

  5. Steve Anderson
    Steve Anderson says:

    I looked for a hull number by zooming in on the photo of the rear seat frame and didn’t see it where it is on my Continental. He says it’s a Cadillac engine, but I agree it looks like a Ford. It probably spins the prop so fast that the boat never moves!

    Also, my title doesn’t have the hull number on it, instead it looks like they put in a random number, but the discription fits. The Michigan DMV said that I can get it changed on the title, and I probably will someday.

  6. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    I think that oversized 400HP “Cadillac” V8 propelled the boat at such a fast speed, the hardtop blew off.

  7. charley quimby
    charley quimby says:

    That is an early Cad. From the looks of the gearbox, I’m guessing a 331, maybe a 365. However, I’m told there is really only one “Cadillac Guru”, so I would defer to him… CQ

  8. steve bunda
    steve bunda says:

    I am thinking it is a 22 footer,, because of the deck planking and interior side planks do not go all the way to the floor.

  9. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    I was a 190sl guy before the boat bug bit me…fatal bite….
    good story….you guys know some neat s_it.
    John in Va.

  10. Alex
    Alex says:

    Ok ok. Getting serious. How about this amazing interior (from a Porsche 928) on some wild, classic glass boat. Would be amazing on an XK-18.

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