|Here is a very rare item- a maintained but unrestored example of the sought
after and gorgeous Barrelbacks from Chris Craft. This boat was owned by
Joel Silver, Hollywood producer of The Matrix, Lethal Weapon, and Diehard
movies among other blockbusters. Hull number 71322, Engine is a KL
#66718. Great working condition, could be a show boat with some additional
work. Barrelbacks are great investments and continue to rise in value.
|Great driver condition, conventional bottom looks exceptionally good, engine starts and runs well. No
sign of salt water use. Wood condition is excellent throughout and appears mostly original. Blue-face
guages are perfect, interior is newer and excellent. Side throttle added for safety, original steering
mounted throttle and linkage still there and usable. Original trailer is set up to fit this boat, has brand new
tires, bearings, bearing buddies, wiring, paint, etc. Full custom trailering cover included, nice condition.
Chrome varies from good to worn, hatch handles not original. New bottom paint, boot stripe paint,
battery, burgees (flags), and Chris Craft lettering on sides. To make this a show boat, some deck
caulking is pulling up, several planks have the typical small cracks near fasteners, some caulking, so
should replace if you want a #1 boat. Several areas where additional screws/bungs have been added.
Varnish is fine, could sand and add two coats to make it "jump". A fine driver boat and a real attention
getter as is, with show potential. Sold as is, no warranty.
|1940 Chris Craft Barrelback