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1955 Chris Craft Cobra, Barn Find, NO RESERVE


End Time:12/17/2017 19:30
Sold Price:$45,400
Listing Format:Chinese
Bids123
Location:Northbrook, Illinois (60062)
Seller:5151dempster
For Sale By:Private Seller

Specification


Year:1955Fuel Type:Gas
Make:Chris CraftEngine Make:
Model:CobraEngine Model:KBL Tri Carb
Length:18.0Engine Type:
Beam:Fuel Capacity:
Condition:Boat Type:

Description


Here is your chance of a lifetime to own one of the most iconic boats every produced, the 1955 Chris Craft Cobra. Many people will call me nuts but this is a NO RESERVE auction. If its ends at $100.00 or $100,000.00, I will honor the sale. Over the years I have bought and sold some really unusual cars and boats but I have never found my Cobra in the Barn. Until I stumbled across #23. I originally purchased this with the intention of keeping it for myself but with five other boats and plans on doing the Great Loop next year I figured someone else should enjoy her. From what research I have found she was originally shipped to Rich Marine Sales in Buffalo New York on March 9, 1955. From there she ended up being owned by a hair dresser in Park Ridge Illinois. In 1963 she was acquired by a boat collector and marina owner in Fox Lake. Used very little over the years the last time she saw the light of day was June 1995 at the Cobra Fortieth Anniversary Homecoming Regatta where she was authenticated by the Council of Cobra Boat Owners. The Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the boat. Overall she is in excellent original condition. Her hull and decking are original, solid and free from rot. Her topside will need a light sanding and revarnish but are in excellent condition. Her gold fin was painted white prior to 1963 and I do have the original Chris Craft badges for the fin. Her original #'s matching Hercules KBL Tri Carb engine is in excellent condition. With only 51 of these produced she is very rare and would make a great addition to anyone's collection. She is in my garage at home in Northbrook Illinois. Winning bidder will have 14 days to pick it up and I will assist loading it on your trailer. If you would like to view it while the auction is running I am free most days for showings. In addition to this Cobra I will be listing an extra KBL complete engine and a complete Tri Carb setup. On Dec-08-17 at 06:52:51 PST, seller added the following information: I forgot to mention, she has a full custom canvas cover.On Dec-15-17 at 14:03:16 PST, seller added the following information: I have received quite a few questions about storing the boat. If the winning bidder would like I can have it moved to my heated warehouse and store it for a few months while winning bidder makes arrangements to pick it up. There will be a nominal fee paid to a trucking company to move the boat a few miles that buyer will be responsible for. I will assist in shipping in anyway I possibly can. Additionally, I have received several questions from foreign buyers. I WILL sell internationally, store and assist in shipping while any international buyer makes arrangement for pickup.

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