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1960 Century Coronado

Estimated price for orientation: 35 000 $

Category: Runabouts

Condition: Used Year: 1960
Engine Type: Single Inboard/Outboard Make: Century
Engine Make: Chevrolet Engine Model: Coronado
Engine Model: 454 Cubic Inch Trailer: Included
Primary Fuel Type: Gas Use: Fresh Water
For Sale By: Private Seller

1960 Century Coronado (Full sliding top w/porthole) Current owner purchased the boat in 1976. At that time, it was equipped with a Gray Marine American Motors engine. A few years later, that engine developed problems so the owner replaced it with a Chrysler Marine Hemi engine with a dual four carburetor that was taken from another 1960 Coronado the owner also had purchased. That engine performed well for a number of years but a problem developed which required repair parts. At the time, Chrysler Marine parts were very difficult to obtain, and the boat was inoperable for a few weeks (in the middle of summer), while parts were obtained from distant sources. Finding this frustrating, the owner elected to replace the Chrysler engine with a new Chevrolet 454 engine and Morse single control. That replacement has more horsepower and is lighter in weight than the Chrysler hemi. Performance was improved and replacement parts are readily available at most marine service locations. The 1959/1960 Coronado had a white painted hull and surrounding rail. (Owner thought they might be trying to make the boat look more like fiberglass that was becoming vogue at the time. Just a guess) In any event, the owner thought it a shame to paint over the beautiful wooden hull. So after a refurbish, the owner had the white paint removed in order to expose the beautiful wood beneath. In that regard, this Coronado is not entirely ‘correct’ as would be defined by collectors. Additionally, the interior vinyl side panels have been upgraded with a Honduran mahogany application. Upholstery had been altered as well. The boat has a marvelous sound system with entirely hidden speakers and equipped with satellite radio. The boat has been on the cover of Classic Boating Magazine as well as the cover of the Century Boat Club Thoroughbred. The condition of the boat is very good. The bottom has been double planked and is sound. It had been surveyed for insurance purposes a couple of years ago. All the gauges, including the clock, work well as do lights and horn. The engine and transmission are fine. Properly fitted tandem EZ Loader trailer. Please Call Or Email With Any Questions. Please Check My Other Auctions as I Have Another 1961 Century Coronado For Auction. Please Check My Feedback. Curt - 208-755-0110 God Bless.