Jim's Classic Garage in Washington State is proud to present this beautiful 1959, all original, 17' Chris Craft boat and new Calkins Galvanized trailer for sale. We acquired it in an estate sale recently and must sell it. 

The famous Cope brothers here in Washington, rebuilt and installed the 283ci Chevy engine. A new bottom was installed within the last 2 years, along with a new interior and some of the gauges.  Most of the stainless is in excellent shape. The trailer of course is almost new. 

We have the original window sticker, and title transfers for subsequent buyers thru-out  the years. There are several boxes with new and old parts that go with the boat. The carburetor has not been installed, steering has not been hooked up, and a small amount of other items remain unfinished. For us to completely finish the boat, and make it a running and drivable boat, the cost will be $10k

This was a local elderly gentleman's dream, to buy and restore an old wood Chris Craft boat. Unfortunately, he was unable to fulfill his dream, and the widow had to sell it.

As we state with all our collector cars, please be extremely respectful in your negotiations. This boat has lots of history, and memory's, especially with the last owner.

We have full and clear titles for both trailer and the boat. Both are being offered at a very reasonable price of $7,500

If you have any questions, please call Jim at 206-406-1313


We are able to assist with shipping.



Interior: Black
Exterior: Mahogony
Seats: 6                                          Engine: 283ci Engine

HIN: K17141
Year: 1959
Make: Chris Craft
Model: Runabout
Engine: 283ci Engine


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1998 Calkins Trailer