The Jolly Roger is the original of the Spokane Retro Runabout manufacturers and features many of the tell-tale signs of 1960's and 1970's marine design. If the dashing gold flake paint jobs and screaming American Muscle didn't grab the attention of bystanders, it was definitely the stunning lines and speed.
One of the defining characteristics of the Jolly Roger is the squared off transom. While the hull and deck are very similar to the Apollo and American Boat Company boats, the Jolly Roger has 90-degree corners in the stern. It is not known why this change was made by the other manufacturers while the rest of the styling was maintained.
This particular boat likely came with a Mercruiser 4-cylinder based on the General Motors 3.0L/181 CID engine. The 140 motor was advertised as producing 140 horsepower with a fair amount of torque. This motor was matched with the 140 outdrive that also was used with the 120 and 470 motors.