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A Home for the Supercharged V12 1 week 4 days ago #139501

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I've been looking for a home for the V12 and finally found one. I ran across this and pounced on it: 1954 Chris Craft Riviera, the semi-rare 20' model. I got her for a good price but I have to drive about 750 miles one way to get her but what the hell. Good deals are where you find them. She needs a lot of work but she's complete and that's a big deal. Vintage Chris Craft parts aren't cheap. I'm going to do some serious remodeling in order to convert her into a racer...which will drive the Chris Craft purists nuts! Anyway, here she is: (bad photo but you get the idea)



When I get finished with her, she'll look something like this:

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A Home for the Supercharged V12 1 week 4 days ago #139505

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Love it! Just my opinion...With all due respect to a purest, isn’t it still better to re do things your way, save it and make it amazing rather than letting another hull rot away with no love and then one less hull in existence? I am pretty sure between the quality work you do and that crazy cool motor should draw plenty of interested onlookers... especially if the hatch is open! Nice find. Don’t forget to keep us posted on the road trip story.

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A Home for the Supercharged V12 1 week 4 days ago #139513

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Jan, that is super cool. Resto-mod-sleeper. Pull up next to a CC purists on the water and give 'em the stink eye, then smoke 'em. :evil:

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