Would You Like To Be The Emperor On Your Lake This Year?

1961 Mixed Squall King Emperor – Photo courtesy Hemmings Motor News

If you always wanted to be the “The Emperor” on your lake, here is your chance. And the best part – It will only cost you 1,200.00 – OBO. Now that’s a price even your wife would agree to… Those colorful (Burberry – as Floyd describes them) PFD’s on eBay that Matt reported on today are a perfect match!

1961 Mixed Squall King Emperor

Description: 18 ft. cabin cruiser boat project, ultra rare, estimated just a couple left, built in Miami, Florida, 100 HP Johnson motor, runs. 1971 SLG trailer, good shape. Loacated in Sharpsville, Indiana Call (765) 963-5943.

Here’s a link to the listing on Hemmings Motor News.


13 replies
  1. Alex
    Alex says:

    It’s, er, different. George Barris could have had a hand in its design. The Batman-esque glass… Perhaps not. Still, I hope it finds a deserving home that will restore it. There should always be a place in the hearts of classic boaters for “lounge boats” like this. They bring us smiles. To bastardize Dr. Seuss, “a boat’s a boat, no matter how odd.”

  2. Texx
    Texx says:

    Wait – I thought this Emperor was a “turn-key” rig… just fill her up with gas, fire up the Johnson and go! Lake ready.

  3. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Last time I went that way I came back with so much stuff the truck lid wouldn’t close. I’m usually allergic to fiberglass but it’s so ugly it’s cute!

  4. Guy
    Guy says:

    With the right can of silver/gray metallic paint I could make that deck and cabin appear to be metal.
    Still borderline ugly,but metallic.

  5. Alex
    Alex says:

    Andrew, that’s George Barris. Famed custom car designer / maker. Google his stuff. Very wild, over the top, almost always in bad taste. But he sure made a name for himself. And who doesn’t love the original Batmobile!

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