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1961 GOLDSBROUGH 17' Timber Wooden Ski Boat 2 Cockpit RARE CLINKER HULL

Sale price: $AU 59,500.00 Make an offer
Last update: 29.09.2019

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Condition:Used
Year:1961
Modified Item:No
State:NSW
Hull Material:Wood
Included Items:Fire Extinguishers, Inboard Motor, Registration
Length:17 ft
Brand:Goldsbrough
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Classic 1961 GOLDSBROUGH 17' Timber Wooden Ski Boat 2 Cockpit RARE CLINKER HULL for Sale
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This very rare 1961 Goldsbrough ski-boat is reluctantly offered for sale. Mystere has never been restored and, apart from theengine, has never needed repairs. It is as tight as drum, does not need‘taking up’, doesn’t leak and runs through choppy water in fine style.Goldsbrough boats arerare. Henry Goldsbrough built them during the 1950/60s in the Sydney suburb ofEarlwood. His sister Lil helped in the business and his brother-in-law Darcyalso built boats in the same shed.This particular17-foot boat is thought to be the largest that Henry made and was built in 1961for Alan Haliday who was commodore of the famous St George Motor Boat Clubwhere significant boat-racing took place at the time. Alan was regular racingenthusiast and won many trophies which are still on display at the Club.By 2010, Alan had passed away and Mystere had been stored in garage underhis apartment in Oatley, untouched for 40 years, and that was where it was found. Mystere has hardwood clinkertopsides with plywood deck and an anodised aluminium cockpit surround. Aplate in the aft cockpit confirms its origins and is part of the boat’sexcellent provenance. The engine is Chrysler 303 V8 with poly-spherical heads– the Poly design was precursor to the more famous Chrysler Hemihemispherical cylinder head. The Chrysler was reconditioned and now runssmoothly taking the Goldsbrough to around 35mph. The V8 feeds from anaft-mounted 60-litre tank and drives through dog clutch into bronzethree-blade prop.
The varnish, brightwork, timberwork and set of gauges are exactly asthey were in 1961."The seats arewire-sprung and upholstered much like car seats of the day and they are alsooriginal. The original steel trailer still displays the boat registrationnumber stamped on the front. The light board features early Falcon tail lights,matching the boat’s steering wheel."We have beenprivileged to be caretakers of this unmolested museum piece that demonstratesso well the tradition of Australian wooden ski-boats."SPECIFICATIONSGOLDSBROUGH MYSTEREBUILT 1961 
PRICE $59,500
MATERIAL Timber,clinker-hulled
TYPE Planingmonohull
LENGTH 17ft(5.2m) 
BEAM 6ft2in(1.9m)
POWER Chrysler303 V8
Inspections welcome for serious buyers. Located at Lake Macquarie. Contact Gavin on 0488 736909

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