1953 Chris Craft 24 ft Holiday

"Just Cuz"

$89,900

Year
1953
Make
Chris Craft
Auto Model Name
24 ft Holiday
Stock
111112355
Vin
H-24-025
Engine Size
MBL 158HP 6cyl
Interior Color
Red
Branch
Traverse City

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Chris Craft was founded in the late 19th century by Chris Smith and became famous for its mahogany hulled powerboats from the 1920's through the 1950's.

Chris Smith built his first wooden boat in 1874 at the age of 13. He soon began to build more boats and joined his brother in 1881 producing them full time. By 1910 they evened partnered with a engine company to call their own. Although the boats were built at many different locations, Detroit was the headquarters.

They built many different sizes and types of boats ranging from utility style to full race boats and then later building for the government for WWII. The Company eventually was sold in 1960.

This spectacular water-craft that we are privileged to offer is one of ninety 24' Holidays that the Chris Craft company built in 1953. It is hull #25 and is a complete numbers matching boat that has had a meticulous fresh restoration by Torch Lake Classics of Bellaire, MI. It is powered by its original 158 HP engine and is in perfect running order. Every gage is original to the boat and has also been completely gone through.

The combination of Blonde and dark rich Philippine mahogany, teak floors and perfect plush red upholstery is truly a must see. It is a true champion, boasting top honors since her restoration. Awards include first in class (utility 21'-24') at the 2013 Antique Boat Show in Hessel, MI. Best in Class (Classic and Early Contemporary 1943-1989) at the 2014 Bay Harbor Vintage Car and Boat Festival in Bay Harbor. Best Chris Craft by the ACBS and Best Chris Craft Waterland Chapter at the 2014 Boats on the Boardwalk in Traverse City, MI.

This boat is turn key and is sure to turn heads either cruising the open water or at any show. You will not find a nicer one anywhere.

To see over 80 photos of this car, including under carriage please visit our website www.grautogallery.com

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1953
Make
Chris Craft
Auto Model Name
24 ft Holiday
Hobby Segment
Mileage
Drivetrain

Body

Body Style
Doors
Body Color
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Red
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
MBL 158HP 6cyl
Transmission Type

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