When was the last time you saw one of those???
I picked one up about 10 years ago but haven't done anything with it yet. Needless to say it doesn't look as good as the one pictured but without much as far as money it could. Being a 1957 it was built the same year I was born. Hence the reason I wanted it. That and the old 57 style rear fins it has are just too cool.
My plans are to restore it with a few upgrades including a slightly newer late 60's early 70's 40 hp Merc I have and regular cable steering. (it has or did have the old cable and pulley system) It doesn't have a wind shield so I'll have to custom build one for it. Unlike the one above, here's some more pix of one with an original wind shield. http://www.theclassicboathouse.com/texasmaid57.html
That's about what mine looks like but without the wind shield, spot light or horn on it. (Don't suppose any of you know where there's an old boat sittin around with a windshield kinda like that do ya?)
As in the first pictures, most of it will be polished aluminum with an accent color. Since its a Texas Maid boat built in Lewisville, TX. I might go with a Texas theme. (blue with red pin striping and a white star)
Once I get it drug out of the weeds and cleaned up a little I'll post some pix of it.
Tommy James; Draggin' Tha Line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTS059By ... re_related
Crank up your volume for Chris Rea's ..... TEXAS