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Snazzy And In Need Of Restoration 23′ Chris Craft on Ebay
Maybe 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.
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.
I think that rear seat came from my Dentist’s office. Perhaps the magazine rack is hanging off the back of the motor box.
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?
It a Continental with a hardtop windshield. Missing the top.
Any idea on the year, I contacted the seller and he stated he couldn’t see the ID because the motor was too big??
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.
So the big question what it worth?
I, too, was a Porsche guy before I was a boat guy. One of my first ads, circa 1989. In memory of Pat Fallon.
What a sad sad death. Pat was truly a leader in the communications world and a true inspiration for me! Thanks Rabbit
Don’t forget the Rally Pac Lancers.
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.
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.
I think that oversized 400HP “Cadillac” V8 propelled the boat at such a fast speed, the hardtop blew off.
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
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.
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.
Lest hear it for the brocades of the world. 1975 Cadillac DeVille.
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.