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1939 Other/special Barrel Back in North Andover, Massachusetts


Vehicle Description


What you see here is a precise replica of a 19' 1939 Chris Craft Barrel Back; built, owned and loved by master boat builder Leo Murphy of Prince Edward Island Canada. Mr. Murphy has been building boats all of his life and enjoys a reputation as one of the best still alive today. Leo Murphy is the guy who the Canadian museums use when they need a scratch built replica of an historical Craft.

In 2000, Leo built this boat completely from scratch using an original set of plans and estimates that he has approximately 4500 hours of his time invested in the build. Built to such a high level of perfection with tolerances way in advance of an original, an argument can be made this is a much more desirable Craft to own. A 4.3 liter Chevrolet engine with 185 hp allows her to cruise happily at 40 mph. A more beautiful Craft does not exist and close inspection will reveal why Mr. Murphy is the go to guy for the many museums or anybody else that demands the perfection that Leo produces.

Just a few hundred hours on her over the last 17 years, she is still like new. This boat has been measured , inspected and accepted by the "Barrel Back society" and is known to them and she has been a winner in every show in which she been entered; which is a long list. The trophy's are included with your purchase of this most amazing craft which is in flawless condition throughout and like everything else Leo does - it is meticulously cared for.

If you are a serious collector of Antique Boats, this is one opportunity you will not want to miss. This iconic boat is mechanically sound and has been well cared for. Again, do not let this opportunity to purchase pass you by. We have priced this boat to provide you the best deal on something of this caliber. We bring items down from Canada all the time so we can have it to you in quickly and with all required paperwork.

If you want to know more about the boat - CALL ME - (978) 771-8375

If you would like to talk about a purchase - CALL ME (978) 771-8375

My name is Paul please call me direct with any questions - my cell phone is always with me at (978) 771-8375 or you can email me anytime at I promise you will enjoy your experience at Silverstone Motorcars. We'll gladly assist in delivering this vehicle to your doorstep.


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-995504
  • Price:$39,000
  • Location:North Andover, Massachusetts
  • Year:1939
  • Make:Other/special
  • Model:Barrel Back
  • Exterior Color:Mahogany
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:100435