What a wonderful piece of Americana offered here. Chris Craft has been building beautiful watercraft of all shapes and sizes since its founding in 1874. From its early beginnings building a few duck hunting boats for friends and families, to early racing boats and high-end wodden pleasure boats to Detroit’s automotive wealth, the craftsmanship was second to none. During its post-war “Hayday”, Chris-Craft’s expansion was nationwide. Chris Craft offered 159 different models, many with personal touches gear toward their ownership’s fancies.
The 1960 Chris Craft Capri 19 offered here has been loved and nurtured by the same owner for the past 25 years and has always been kept in a boathouse or storage building. It is powered by its healthy 283 V8 engine. The boat has been in the water every year under the current ownership and has undergone a full refurbishment in 2004 and refinished in 2022 including bottom paint. Large attention to detail has been executed to preserve the integrity of the original hull as well as maintaining the running gear. Notable equipment includes: Racing style steering wheel, racing style full view rear view mirror, tachometer, oil pressure gauge, voltage gauge, vernier throttle control, brass twin deck horns, 20 gallon fuel tank, master power control switch and bilge pump.
Just 112 Capri’s were made for model year 1960. The boat offered here is a fine example of American history. It is turn-key, recently soaked, and ready for enjoyment. Documentation includes pictoral history of the refurbishment.
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