The year – 1955 – when a “Touch of Glass” was added to a model of Chris Craft named “Cobra”.
The Cobra model is easy to spot and sought after not just because of her styling, but also the rarity of production. Only106 were built in two lengths, 18′ and 21′, and only in 1955.
So the spectators at the 2016 Antique and Classic Boat Society’s International Boat Show at Lake Tahoe were delighted to see two Chris Craft Cobras side by side. In the foreground is a 1955 21′ Chris Craft Cobra named “Touch of Glass” She is owned by Robert and Madeleine Mount. “Touch of Glass” received the 2016 Best Of Show – Restored Award.
The Cobra to the left is “007” owned by Bob and Paula Boldt. The name is appropriate in many ways including that her hull number is BR-21-007. She a
lso is a 1955 21′ Chris Craft Cobra, runs with a Chrysler Marine 331 Hemi. “007” Received a Gold Award.
An interesting web article with many pictures about the restoration of a 21′ 1955 Chris Craft Cobra is posted on the Antique Boat Shop’s website. Take a look.