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Rare 1959 Silver Arrow, the Auto-Boat

We found #31 (of 92) of a highly sought after 1959 Chris Craft’s Silver Arrow.   Silver Arrow is a rare Chris Craft collectible by designer Don Motrude.  She was termed the “sports car of the waterways” due to her Corvette metallic blue and flared fin copied from a Buick.

This beautiful 19′ craft has been through a 3 year restoration process including a rebuilt V8 – 312 Cu In, 195hp Chris Craft Marine Ford Interceptor engine, restoration of its Philippine Mahogany hull, and refastening of the double planked bottom.

You can buy this Silver Arrow (inclusive of trailer) now for $124,995 or join the auction at Ebay.

 

 

 

 

1958 Silver Arrow – The Sports Car of the Waterways

The Auto-Boat was born when Chris-Craft released its Silver Arrow in 1958 with the same shade of metallic blue that Chevrolet applied to it’s Corvette and added a flared fin copied from a Buick.  It was affectionately termed the “sports car of the waterways”.  As one of only 92 manufactured, this 1958 beauty was completely restored in the Netherlands from 2007-2011. The tango red and white with the silver blue is absolutely stunning and the restoration detail appears to be impeccable.

 

 

She’s 19′ in length and seats 5.  The rebuilt 283 Chris-Craft V8 moves her along up to a smooth 42 mph. The seller states that the boat has been restored with all original parts and has a new bottom.  The popping red and white upholstery, chrome instruments and varnish are completely renewed as well. The hull is wood covered by fiberglass.  The seller is asking 80,000 € ($95,944). Seems like a great opportunity to go see her and the Netherlands! You’ll find her here.