"SOLD" 1961 21' Century Coronado
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1961 Century Coronado with rare gull-wing hardtop. There were only 70 of these
boats produced, and not all of them had this hardtop. The 1961 Coronado was
considered one of the most outstanding boats of its era. Century incorporated
unequaled luxury, a greater quantity and quality of chrome, smooth ride
and, speed. Pound for pound, OR, horsepower for horsepower, Century had the
This boat has all of it's hardware with the exception of half of the grill
that goes across the top of the transom, the bur-gee pole and mount, and the
latch for the motor box. The interior is all there except for the motor box,
rear seat back, middle seat back, and a piece of trim that goes along the top
of the interior on the left hand side.
The wood on this boat is in better condition than most. However it is in
need of a total restoration. At one time someone replaced the plank bottom
with a plywood bottom and then fiber-glassed it.
This Coronado comes with the highly desirable 240 h.p. 390 c.i.d. Ford
interceptor engine. This is the lightest weight/highest h.p. motor offered
that year. You could have ordered more h.p. in 1961 but it would have been a
lot heaver motor. Another thing to consider is that parts are still available
for this engine and if you really went wild, you could bolt in a 427 or 428
Ford using the same marine conversion hardware! However this engine would have
to be rebuilt. It would appear as though it has water in one cylinder, it is
missing the carburetor and there is a pin sheared off in the distributor,
other than that it is all there.
Parts and advice to help rebuild this boat is readily available via the
Internet, and it would make a great father son project or investment!
Normally the survival rate on Coronado's is approx. 70% so there may be 50 or
so left! So here is your chance to own and preserve one, of a few, of the
great boats that Century produced in 1961.
The trailer the boat is presently
on is not included in the sale but another tandem axle trailer will be
included for your transport needs.
To see the boat please give me a call or email for more
Priced at: $3,500.00