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1964 Chris-Craft Super Sport Restore

On September 14, 2015, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk
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Brad Schiller aka “Builder in the Corn” has been to past Boatbuilder Gatherings and plans on bringing his boat this year. Brad has completed a restoration of a 1964 Chris-Craft Super Sport and has done a beautiful job. Brad has a Gallery here on our site showing some photos of his work. Be sure and attend the Gathering this weekend and see Brad’s boat and lots of Glen-L boats too. It’s nice to see the classics to get ideas for hardware and other features to use on your newly built “classic”!

Brad Schiller in his 1964 Chris-Craft Super Sport!

Brad has a wiring diagram he also wanted to share for those who may find it helpful:

We normally only post information about Glen-L boats, but Chris-Craft was one of the builders that was an inspiration for many Glen-L designs. And who knows, maybe Glen-L designs were inspiration for some of the major manufacturer’s of the time such as Chris-Craft.

If you’d like to build a similar design, take a look at our Audeen or Mist Miss that were designed in the mid-50’s (photos below).

We have a 1964 Chris-Craft brochure and here’s what it says about “The Super Sports!”:

Been toying around with the idea of trying some really exciting water sport? Meet the totally new Chris-Craft SUPER SPORT series! Styled for the space age, they look like they’re in motion even when moored. Everything about the cockpits–snug two-tone seats, dazzling instrument panels, vinyl floors and side paneling–spells well-tailored luxury. But even more impressive are the ingredients for real water action that lie hidden in every Super Sport. A special super-speed propeller. Highly streamlined racing rudder and shaft strut. Hydraulic transmission. Your choice of a 327 or 430-cubic-inch engine. They’re all standard equipment. And the instant you pour on the coal and feel the pistol-shot acceleration, the cat-quick response, the remarkable stability of the hull, you’ll know that life’s not going to be the same for you again. Indulge yourself; try taming a Super Sport.

1964 Chris-Craft Brochure

1964 Chris-Craft Brochure (click to enlarge)

Glen-L Audeen built by Warren Lyon

Glen-L’s Mist Miss built by Alan Gatz

 

 

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