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1956 Swift Tropic ranger

Estimated price for orientation: 8 500 $

Category: Runabouts

Condition: Used Year: 1956
Use: Fresh Water Make: Swift
Engine Type: Single Outboard Model: Tropic ranger
Engine Make: Mercury Engine Type: runabout
Engine Model: Mercury 450 Classic Hull Material: Wood
Primary Fuel Type: Gas Trailer: Included
Fuel Capacity: 11 - 20 Gallons

Here's my 1956 Swift Tropic Ranger 15 ft wood runabout, built in Mt Dora FL. Has a 1988 Mercury 45 hp with power tilt and trim. The boat and trailer have been completely restored. The boat is probably the first fish and ski with its stow and go seating. The boat was completely stripped, the keel removed and the bottom was glassed using mat and west system epoxy.  A new keel was made out of oak and installed. The whole outside of the hull was spray painted in its original colors . The colors are Ford Coral and Crème, it looks great.  All the mahogany plywood was stripped stained and varnished.  New matching upholstery  was made and installed. The motor is like new all original paint with a stainless prop, the motor has tilt and trim with oil injection but not connected. The motor runs perfect. and is very smooth.. The trailer is a period correct Tee Nee A frame. Has the cool fender with light extensions, springs and shocks new everything and fits the boat perfectly. I will be leaving for Florida in two weeks and can deliver for 500.00. I'm a long time collector and restorer and I'm in the AOMCI and the ACBS.
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