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1972 VTG ASTRO RETRO RED-WHITE 14' FIBERGLASS FISH/SKI RUNABOUT W/50 HORSE JOHNSON SEAHORSE-GATOR TRAILER

Estimated price for orientation: 2 800 $

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Description
Year: 1972 Engine Type: Single Outboard
Make: VTG ASTRO RETRO RED-WHITE 14' FIBERGLASS FISH/SKI Engine Make: Johnson Engine -Seahorse -50 HP
Model: RUNABOUT W/50 HORSE JOHNSON SEAHORSE-GATOR TRAILER Engine Model: 50 HP SeaHorse
Type: VINTAGE RUNABOUT MOTORBOAT Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Length (feet): 14 Fuel Capacity: 6 - 10 Gallons
Hull Material: Fiberglass For Sale By: Private Seller
Trailer: Included


                         NOTE: THIS WAS A BOTCHED SALE BY A DEADBEAT ON  JULY 2nd .  IT SOLD FOR $2550  ON HERE , AND THEY HAVE NO INTENTION TO PAY AND THAT'S VERY FRUSTRATING . THE ITEM NUMBER WAS  (191906358532)   IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK .  THIS BOAT IS VERY NEAT SO IF YOUR INTERESTED PLEASE BID / CONTACT US .  WE HAVE ALSO HAD BAD EXPERIENCES  LOCALLY WITH NO-SHOWS TO COME LOOK AT IT . PLEASE NO LOW-BALLERS THE PRICE IS SET BY THE LAST BIDDING AS YOU SEE . THANKS
                                 
                                       
                                   PLEASE SEE THE  HTML PHOTOS BELOW

                                     HERE IS AN AWESOME VINTAGE   RETRO RED  14' ASTRO RUNABOUT MADE IN 1972 !! ....  WE ARE OFFERING WITH CONFIDENCE WITH NO RESERVE BECAUSE ITS TRULY A MUST HAVE  FOR MANY TYPES OF BUYERS AND COLLECTORS AROUND THE COUNTRY . IT IS  SUITABLE FOR  SMALL  PRIVATE LAKES ,  RIVERS , AND AS WELL AS LARGER LAKES AND  ANY BODIES OF WATER .  ( Note: There Will Be Many More Detailed Photos Added As it Started To Rain Today )
                 
                  ASTRO BOATS WERE  MADE IN INDIANA , AND THEY WERE VERY WELL MADE  COMPETING AGAINST STAR CRAFT , CHRIS CRAFT , LARSON AND MANY OTHERS  BACK  THEN .....  THEY ARE SOME OF THE  HARDER  ONES TO FIND THESE DAYS FOR SOME REASON , ESPECIALLY IN GOOD CLEAN CONDITION AS THIS ONE IS , AND  WE DO CONSIDER IT RARE.   WE HAVE ALL THREE TITLES , AND THE MOTOR AND THE BOAT ARE ORIGINAL TOGETHER .  THE ENGINE STARTS WITH EASE WITH A KEY AND CHOKE IF NEEDED AND HAS A  REVERSE . THE LIGHTS WORK  , THE BATTERY IS BASICALLY NEW AND VERY STRONG WITH A CASE AND COVER .  THE  ELECTRIC HORN WORKS , THE WINDSHIELD  WIPER IS MANUAL  AND  
THERE HAS BEEN A NICE STEREO ( Removable Front ) AND SPEAKERS ADDED AND SOUND VERY GOOD !!   THERE  IS A PLUG IN THE BACK OF THE BOAT IF EVER NEEDED AND A SUMP THERE WITH A BILGE PUMP AND SWITCH ALSO IF EVER NEEDED .
 
                 WE PULLED  THE BOAT OUT OF THE GARAGE THIS SPRING ,  POLISHED IT UP ,  ADDED NEW CARPET AND HAVE ENJOYED MANY OUTINGS IN IT THIS SUMMER . WE HATE TO SEE IT GO , BUT WE HAVE OTHER BOATS , CARS AND TOYS AND JUST SO MUCH ROOM . SOMEONE WILL BE THE LUCKY WINNER OF THIS  DARLING  RETRO RED MOTORBOAT , AND NEVER REGRET IT !!  THE BOAT IS EASY TO LAUNCH AND  RETRIEVE AND CAN BE TOWED WITH A SMALLER CAR IF NEEDED  ( We use a 4 cyl  Chevy HHR )  PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE OR YOUR WELCOME TO CALL  US ALSO .                 THE RED AND WHITE ASTRO IS A REAL HEAD TURNER , OF COURSE THE RED REALLY SETS IT OFF , AND EVERYONE IS INTO THE RETRO RED ANYTHING THESE DAYS!!  THE BOAT IS SOLID WITH NO MAJOR DAMAGE OR EYE SORES  AT ALL . IT DOES HAVE A FEW MINOR SCRATCHES AND DINGS AS WOULD BE EXPECTED OF A  44 YEAR OLD  BOAT .  THE PICTURES SHOW VERY WELL AND WE WILL ADD MANY MORE AS THE AUCTION PROCEEDS . THERE ARE  JUST A COUPLE SPOTS THAT  SHOW A BIGGER "BUMP" THAN A "DING"  BUT NOT SERIOUS AT ALL .  ONE IS ON THE FRONT SIDE OPPOSITE THE HORN , ANOTHER IS ON SAME SIDE ON THE MOLDING TRIM GUARD , AND THE OTHER IS A PATCH SPOT ON THE OTHER SIDE IN THE BACK BELOW THE FLAG / LIGHT .  ALL THESE AREAS ARE SHOWN , AND WERE PRIOR TO OUR OWNERSHIP .  THE UNDERNEATH HULL IS FREE FROM ANY DAMAGE OR REPAIRS , BUT DOES HAVE SOME CRAZING OF COURSE , BUT NO PROBLEMS  AT ALL . THERE IS A  COUPLE BOAT COVERS, LIFE JACKETS , WHISTLES ETC. THAT GOES WITH THE ASTRO .               THE TRAILER  IS A 1977  "GATOR"  AND THE PRIOR OWNER HAD PAINTED IT WHITE .  WE DID WANT TO TAKE THE TRAILER AND STRIP AND REPAINT  IT BLACK ,  BUT WE HAVE NEVER DONE THAT .  THE TRAILER IS WIRED AND LIGHTS AND BRAKE  LIGHTS WORK FINE AND ARE NICE AND VISIBLE .  THE TIRES ARE VERY GOOD , NICE TREAD AND COMES WITH A SPARE  ( That We Were Going To Have Mounted , But is not )  THE BOAT AND TRAILER ARE ACTUALLY LIGHT ENOUGH YOU CAN ( One Person ) MOVE IT AROUND THE GARAGE OR ON A FLAT SURFACE , WHICH MAKES IT NICE WHEN PARKING ETC.                THE  MOTOR IS A 1972 STRONG RUNNING   50 HP JOHNSON SEAHORSE AND STARTED RIGHT UP  FIRST TRY AFTER BEING IN THE GARAGE OVER THE WINTER . ( Pictures show 40 HP -Small Lake rules they changed the 50 HP tag is all  )  IT HAS BEEN TROUBLE FREE AND EASY TO WINTERIZE AS YOU JUST RUN STABILIZER  THROUGH THE CARB AND FOAM THE CYLINDERS .  THE STEERING CABLES ARE LIKE NEW , TIGHT , SMOOTH  AND NO PROBLEMS AT ALL THERE . THE GAS TANK IS A 6 GALLON WITH A GAUGE  ON IT .               THE INTERIOR IS VERY GOOD , NICE SEATS WITH JUST A COUPLE MINOR BLEMISHES , POLISHED INSIDE PANELS AND DASHBOARD AS SHOWN.  THE ORIGINAL MIRROR IS THERE , AND THE JOHNSON SEAHORSE CONTROL THROTTLE IS ALSO THE ORIGINAL.  THE WINDSHIELD IS FREE OF ANY CRACKS OR CHIPS AND IN ITS FRAME TIGHT  AS NEW .  THE CARPET IS BRAND NEW AND LOOKS VERY GOOD AS SHOWN . THE FUZZY DICE ARE YOURS TOO !!! 

                     THIS IS JUST A NEAT BOAT AND WILL BE ENJOYED FOR YEARS TO COME .  WE WILL HAVE A BIN  AT  $2,550.00 AND A START BID AT  $2,150.00   ( Based on the previous bidding )  THE TRANSPORTATION TO GET THE BOAT IS THE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY AND CAN  ASSIST , BUT NOT DELIVER THE BOAT . AGAIN , WE WILL ADD MANY MORE DETAILED PICTURES  AS WE TAKE THEM .  YOUR WELCOME TO CALL , LEAVE A MESSAGE PLEASE AND WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU !!    THANKS .....   JEFF  314-910-7078

On Jun-27-16 at 22:25:34 PDT, seller added the following information:             HERE ARE PLENTY  MORE  PICTURES AS PROMISED ...... DID YOU FALL IN LOVE <3  WITH IT YET ? WELL I THINK A FEW HAVE !!  PLEASE TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE NICE PICTURES AND ASK QUESTIONS IF NEEDED ......  THANKS FOR ALL THE EARLY BIDS ..... I HAVE ABOUT $6000  DOLLARS IN POLISHING HOURS THIS SUMMER!! ....  ACTUALLY , ITS VERY FUN TO DETAIL AND WAX , YOU WILL ENJOY IT !!