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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:11 PM
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1957-8 Chris Craft

Have this model that was scratch built with detailed interior somewhere in the 50' to very early 60's. Her name is Katherine and she was from the Chicago area. Please tell me what you can. This is a very beutiful model. 35
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Looks like a 63 foot Chris Craft Motor Yacht, very popular Boat in the 50's.
Sterling models put this out in kit form, but sterling is no longer. Thats's a very nice model I have one myself.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Not this one Gary..it is not the Sterling model...have a closer look.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:45 PM
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My guess is 1957 - 1960 55' CC Constellation- "X-55" hull series.

Nice looking model- Shame it is a solid hull.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Aero...you're right. I think the same thing.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Not this one Gary..it is not the Sterling model...have a closer look.
I know its not a Sterling model, I stated it looked like it, I have the 63 and it looks just like it
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:39 AM
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So you have one yourself?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Yes I do, and I'm pretty sure that the Conni, did not have a hard top, I'm sticking to my guess, I'ts a 63 foot motor yacht. What ever It's a fine looking Model.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Yes I do, and I'm pretty sure that the Conni, did not have a hard top, I'm sticking to my guess, I'ts a 63 foot motor yacht. What ever It's a fine looking Model.
Gary
Go to garybarns.com and look at his see if you don't agree
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:53 AM
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Chris Craft 1957-1960 55' Constellation/Conqueror

The model looks almost exactly like the 1957-1960 55' Constellation (not the Conqueror which had a "lowered fishing deck") see the accompanying photos from the Chris Craft "bible".

But, look closely,
the 55' Connie did not have wooden railings, did not have a seat across the front deck windows, did not have a bull nose; it did have two storage cabinets on the front deck (which this model lacks).

The 63' MY does have a seat across the front deck windows, and had wooden railings.

I have a feeling this model is either an exact replica of a customer customized '57-60 55' Connie or a modeler customized version of the '57-60 55' Connie combined with a few elements from the '54 63' MY.

IHO, Barry
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AEROMINDED- Sorry but you are wrong on the year of the Chris Craft, HESSEL had it right. The 55’ Constellation/Conqueror, was built from 1957 thru 1960. The hull series numbers were X-55-101 to X-55-128 and then X-55-201 to X-55-260, for a total of 88 hulls built.

Engines offer for this model were Chris Craft WBR (3X), GM diesel 6A (2X), diesel 8VA (2X), and Chrysler M45SP (3X)

The 55’ Conqueror was built within the X-55-101 to X-55-128 hull series, and designated CX-55.
Four conquerors were built. The 55’ Conqueror’s aft cabin is accessible to the lower fishing deck.

Hull length is 54’7” with a beam of 14’6” and a draft of 40”. Height above the water line is 15’10”.
Gross weight is 36550-39100 lbs.
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AEROMINDED- Sorry but you are wrong on the year of the Chris Craft, HESSEL had it right. The 55’ Constellation/Conqueror, was built from 1957 thru 1960. The hull series numbers were X-55-101 to X-55-128 and then X-55-201 to X-55-260, for a total of 88 hulls built.

Engines offer for this model were Chris Craft WBR (3X), GM diesel 6A (2X), diesel 8VA (2X), and Chrysler M45SP (3X)

The 55’ Conqueror was built within the X-55-101 to X-55-128 hull series, and designated CX-55.
Four conquerors were built. The 55’ Conqueror’s aft cabin is accessible to the lower fishing deck.

Hull length is 54’7” with a beam of 14’6” and a draft of 40”. Height above the water line is 15’10”.
Gross weight is 36550-39100 lbs.
???? Why meeee???

re-read my post!!!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:40 PM
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???? Why meeee???

re-read my post!!!
Dident you see those little brass screw's on the ass end of the bow, how could you miss that sheeeeee's
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AEROMINDED-My Bad!!! I thought you said later than 1960. My goof.
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AEROMINDED-My Bad!!! I thought you said later than 1960. My goof.
It's all good!
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