View Full Version : Anyone familiar with classic boat values, websites to sell on etc?
11-22-2009, 09:49 PM
I've got an uncle that's asked for my assistance in listing a 1946 24' Truscott. It's a work in progress, as he's been slowly restoring it, but needs to move it now. The bottom and hull sides are cedar, not only making it unique but less prone to rot. Topside is mahogany sanded to 180 grit. Original Chrysler Aceneeds to be reassembled. He also has a completely assembled ChrisCraft Hercules M. The M engine is 130hp, rebuilt including updraftcarb and electronic ignition. The boat is sitting in original cradle and doulbe axle steel trailer is included. The five gauge dash cluster has been completely restored. The silk screening is new and all gauges have been updated to electronic. Once completly restored, he's thinking the boat should be worth approximately $100,000, give or take some depending on location of buyer. Any input from anyone with background or knowledge on these boats would be appreciated. Also, any thoughts on what it might be worth as is? Here's a few pics:
call mahogany bay in Mound MN or Wayzata MN 952 495 0007 they deal in vintage boats.they buy sell and restore consignment some gorgeous boats for people all over the country.if any of you live in the TC metro area stop buy Wayzata mall and walk around they have about a dozen restored vintage speed boats.more like fine art if you ask me.but they may want or know of someone who may want your boat.god looking at it I want it but I know I don't have the time to keep it up or the money to pay to have it kept up.that is a retired guy or millionaire,s toy
ps I don't know about that particular boat but have seen similar rare finished fully restored boats in the 100k range.like all of that kind of stuff it is worth what the hand full of guys in the country are willing to pay.but I would not bank on 100k unfinished
11-23-2009, 01:03 AM
Anything Chris Craft you might find someone all over it. Thats a beautiful boat and a hefty project. It will find a new Happy Home. What are your thoughts on its worth as is ? Good Luck.
11-23-2009, 01:12 AM
OK, now I can add my link.
Check this out > > > Antique Boats, Hessel MI (http://www.classicandantiqueboats.com/index.html)
11-23-2009, 06:55 AM
A guy from Mound mn, Gary Spelz? He wrote a three book series on antique runabouts, I think its called Real Runabouts. The books were full of peaple in the trade. Call some marinas around the Lake Minnatonka area, they will have all sorts of leads. Try the national antique runabout club also, I am sure 100k is way out the ballpark as 30 and 40,s tripple cockpit runabouts rarely get that kind of money.
11-23-2009, 01:32 PM
Ttudvott just down the road from us in St Joe MI. Built lots of landing craft in WW II.
http://www.bluestarhighway.com/Content/View.aspx?Document_ID=498 Could be help in pricing this boat. John P
ROC ia a authority on old boats Anthony LaRocco <email@example.com>
11-23-2009, 02:03 PM
chords, what a great site, I am going to share it with my instructors here at the college. doospunk your uncles boat looks like it has good bones, she's gonna be a beauty when it's finished. I love old boats......60 more days!<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font>
11-23-2009, 02:25 PM
UBEE,,,,,,,,,,How do you know Tony? I grew up with him.
Tony is regular visitor to Boulder Junction and is a land owner now. He snowmobiles ,fishes, vacations year round and is a big help to the BJ Snomo club! I met him in JJs finishing of a bottle of Makers and telling Big Stories.He is now married to Becky and has a son Jake! he is also a big Bears and Hawks fan!! sorry!! http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/9/120603.jpg
11-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Thanks for all the help guys. Looks like I've got a few places to start. I'm no expert on the price of these beauty's by any means. Just relaying what his thoughts were.
Ubee - Does this ROC guy restore or sell these types of watercraft?
He likes to buy them,shine them,use it a couple of times,then sell for a handsome profit!must be mechanicaly sound.He does alot of research and then uses alot of elbow grease!
11-23-2009, 09:37 PM
Chords - "What are your thoughts on its worth as is ? Good Luck."
I'm not really sure. Guessing somewhere between 18 and 25k? Guess that's why I'm looking for some expert advice. I'll start with the leads you've all provided. Thanks again!
11-23-2009, 10:10 PM
That boat is very beautiful. Good Luck!
11-24-2009, 04:14 PM
this an awesome show from what i have heard never been but would like to go http://www.lchistorical.org/boatfest.html
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