The year of 1974 was a good one for the American Boat Company, especially when it comes to this particular American Eagle. The kinks from the first year of production were out of the way and the market was starting to fall in love with the model's design. While it has not been verified that the unique paint scheme on this boat was factory original, it does appear to fit the era of production. The cream, purple, and red color palette combined with the custom rear seating sets this boat apart from other American Eagles we've seen. Credit must be given to the quality of the interior workmanship as it matches the era and does not look out of place. While the original rear bench seats that came with the American Eagles were squared off in the corners, this custom interior takes cues from the Century Riviera 6-Meter rear seating minus the armrests.
The power plant in this beauty appears to be one of the 'Big Block' varieties that was commonly matched with the Berkeley Jet Drives. On top of the logical association between the jet drive and the common engines, the gold valve covers are a dead giveaway of an Oldsmobile engine.
A beautiful 1977 American hit the market today in Spokane, WA. The boat comes with the OMC 235 V8 power plant paired with a Stringer outdrive. The OMC 235 is a Ford 351 Windsor that was advertised as producing 235 horsepower.
This American is 18' in length and comes with a gold-flake brown strip down the sides. Based on other Americans that we have seen, the interior looks to be original and the dash and wooden steering wheel appear to be in great shape.
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