Welcome to this auction for my Classic American Starfire Speedboat
which has been in our family since the early 70’s. Originally bought in Spain she’s
spent many a happy year cruising around the Costa Blanca on the beautiful Mediterranean
sea. With seating for 6, a length of just over 19’ and a beam of around 7.5’
there’s lots of room to move around. This is a true family boat that’s seen it’s
fair share of fun and adventure however now it’s time for her to move on.
The manufacturers plate shows her to be model: SF 200 made
by Starfire IND of Salt Lake City, Utah. Starfire built high-end boats noted
for there Deep-Vee hulls and quality construction and this one with it’s deep
red exterior and American V8 is a real attention grabber. The engine is a 225
OMC V8 attached to a Johnson outdrive and due to the exhaust position makes a
fabulous burble in the water. There’s lovely attention to detail inside the
boat with lots of gauges, the original Grant wooden steering wheel as seen on a
Mustang, hinged front windows allowing them to open like safari windows on a
classic VW Bus and dash board controls allowing operation of the rear stainless
steel trim tabs. The white canopy can be unclipped and removed to give an open
deck with the 2 front seats reclining to form sun loungers.
From memory this boat is a 1974 model bought new in the same
year. As you’d expect for something that’s 47 years old there are issues and
this classic water cruiser is no exception being sold as a restoration project.
She’s been stood for several years in the UK, always covered and now resides in
Birmingham. When we recently tried to turn the engine over from the crank there
was movement however not all the way round so it appears the V8 will need
re-commissioning. She’ll also need ancillaries including alternator and starter
motor as these have not fared well over the passage of time. There are elements
that will need cleaning, some of the upholstery has torn the worst of which can
been seen in the photos and carpets will need replacing having been worn out by
the Spanish sun. If you’re interested I’d highly recommend coming to view as
this is a large vessel that requires work and although I’ve tried to capture as
much as I can in the pictures you get a better idea in person. She comes on a
big, German 4 wheel trailer as can be seen in the pictures. It’s been several
years since the trailer has been towed, the bearings appear good however I
wouldn’t know if the brakes work.
It will be sad to see this boat go but I’m sure with some mechanical
know how, time and TLC she’ll once again be beautiful in the water. I believe
she’s the only one in the UK and just like the classic American cars will be
real collectors item if she’s not already. She’d look absolutely lovely sat
beside your Mustang or classic muscle car and is a real piece of American
history. Any questions or if you’d like to view please contact me through eBay
and I’ll do my best to answer. Please study the photos’ carefully as these make
up a large part of the items description and remember, you bid to buy therefore
the winning bidder will be expected to complete and collect from Birmingham within 2 weeks of the auction
end unless prior arrangements have been made. Thanks for looking and reading all about her, happy bidding, Steve.
Current Price: £5000.00
This Classic Speedboat Powerboat Vintage American Starfire Boat boat is located in , B38 *** and is being sold on eBay by .