1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430

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1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 23. Dec 2014, 20:41

Here is the newest project. Only 96 21' Continentals were made, 26 had hard tops, of those only 11 were configured with the 430 M.E.L. Engine. Because of the amount of photos taken, and the fact that most of them are not of the engine, the link below will be updated a few times a month.
http://www.marineserviceunlimited.com/P ... -Continen/
Currently there are three Continental Hardtops being restored at the same time from three different restorers. All of them are in contact with each other helping out with parts needed to complete these boats.
Here is what they looked like.
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Re: Restoration 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/4

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 23. Dec 2014, 20:50

The motors just left for a rebuild last week. Here are the photos of them. There are two because after the hardtop a softtop will follow.
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Re: Restoration 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/4

Post by Theo » Fri 26. Dec 2014, 17:26

What a beautiful boat. Ride on.
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Re: 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430

Post by Shelby#18 » Fri 31. Jul 2015, 13:57

One more motor left the shop last week (for a total of 3). I'll be going up there in August to visit. I'll post some photos of the motors after I get back. Hopefully some of the work will have started.

As you can see from the link above in the first post, the boat work is well under way. Though it will be about 1-2 yrs before it hits the water.

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Re: 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430

Post by Chris Craft crazy » Tue 10. Nov 2015, 19:16

I love that model.... I'm sure it will be a fabulous restoration ... ;)
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Re: 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430

Post by Shelby#18 » Tue 4. Apr 2017, 19:24

Completed motor photos soon! What a chore. I think we had to go through 5 maybe six motors to complete two good ones.

Anyway the build goes on. The link in the 1st. post is still active. Boat will be complete this year!

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