Barron Flat Bottom
Rare Restored Investment Grade Hallett Barron Drag Boat 440 Chrysler V8
- 440 cubic inch Chrysler RB V8
- Dry, over the transom exhaust
- In-and-out transmission
- Aircraft-quality steering cable setup
- Hawaiian Monkey-Pod hull that's cold-molded in fiberglass
- Pearl White and Red Metal Flake paint
- Vintage tuck-and-roll upholstery
- Original, custom-built trailer
- Built-to-order in 1964
- Believed to be a 3-owner, highly original boat
* Built-to-order in 1964
* Believed to be a 3-owner, highly original boat
* 440 cubic inch Chrysler RB V8
* Hawaiian Monkey-Pod hull that's cold-molded in fiberglass
* Vintage tuck-and-roll upholstery
* Original, custom-built trailer
* Pearl White and Red Metal Flake paint
* In-and-out transmission
* Aircraft-quality steering cable setup
* Dry, over the transom exhaust
At RK Motors Charlotte, we love anything with a motor. But if you ever get the impression that we're a bunch of land-bound stoplight junkies, you'd be highly mistaken. The Queen City has quite a lot to offer when it comes to water sports. And when you get the opportunity to sport something as awesome as this 1964 Hallett Barron Drag Boat, there's no better place to be! Believed to have served only three owners, this highly original, built-to-order classic mixes 440 cubic inches of RB V8 with classy pearl paint, a gorgeous Hawaiian Monkey-Pod hull, vintage tuck-and-roll upholstery and an original custom trailer. If you're shopping for a bad to the bone investment that's fun to look at, a blast to drive and ready to turn heads as soon as it rolls out of the showroom: congratulations, you've found your next obsession!
“I had no knowledge of either Hallett sale. I would have never let that boat out of our shop, with that Monkey-Pod deck.” – Jerry Barron of Hallett Boats
When the head of the company that created your boat is quoted as saying he would've kept the hull for himself, you know you have one awesome ride! This 1964 Hallett Barron is a built-to-order classic that was 1 of only 100 produced and is believed to be 1 of only 4 still in existence. According to the folks at Hallett Boats, the vessel stayed with its original owner until his passing, and was eventually reacquired from that owner's children. As mentioned, Hallett then flipped the boat to its second owner, a California man. Some years later, when that California man decided to list the craft on eBay, the current owner spotted the listing but decided against a purchase. Then, about six months after the listing had expired, a deal was struck and the boat took up residence in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Officially classified as an 18-foot Hallett Drag Boat that's built around a Barron flat-bottom hull, this awesome craft is an immaculate, highly original cruiser that's been lightly freshened as needed. Since 2006, the boat has been regularly stored in a private, climate-controlled garage and, judging by its stellar appearance, probably hasn't seen severe weather since its 1964 debut. An original, never restored hull is crafted from rare Hawaiian Monkey-Pod wood that's completely cold-molded in a sturdy fiberglass shell. That 'glass is dressed in snazzy Pearl White and Metal Flake Red aesthetics. And overall, the boat is so clean that it could've freshly breached a 51-year-old time capsule.
Inside, simplicity is the name of the game. An original Mahogany dash anchors an original Jones Motrola tachometer and original Stewart Warner accessory gauges in the sheen of original varnish. Flawless tuck-and-roll upholstery perfectly matches the boat's stylish paint. A solid floor frames a small forward/neutral shifter, a vintage Hall-Craft throttle pedal and an inconspicuous kill switch. And the driver navigates water through a classy Teak steering wheel.
That mention of 'simplicity' brings to mind another buzzword: 'speed'. And, thanks to the boat's 440 cubic inch RB V8, its proud new owner will certainly enjoy both 'speed' and 'simplicity'! More popular than the famed Hemi, Chrysler's stalwart 440 was designed to be the automotive industry's best combination of comfort, reliability and big block performance. Oxygen whips from stylized California Custom Accessories air cleaners to big Carter carburetors, which ride on a coated Weiand intake. At the front of that intake, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor spins between a mild cam and thick MSD Super Conductor plug wires. At the sides of those wires, polished Mickey Thompson valve covers perfectly complement over the transom tail pipes and water-cooled Glenwood exhaust manifolds. And a high quality Casale V-drive, threaded through a chrome driveshaft safety ring, keeps everything in motion. Naturally, the Metal Flake monster sips fuel through braided fluid lines, which are piped to a duo of manually switched gas tanks. The aforementioned shifter controls an in-and-out transmission that's devoid of reverse. And polished Nicson covers, a reproduction MoPar battery and aircraft-quality steering cables complete the old school look.
A prestigious trophy just doesn't pop without a cool display. In the case of this memento, that display is a custom trailer that, as far as we can tell, appears to be original equipment. Predictably, the rig is covered in the same Pearl White paint that adorns the boat's hull. Everything rides on painted steel wheels, which lap a quartet of 6.50-15 BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls around dent-free trim rings and smooth center caps. And, as you might expect, the trailer has lived the majority of its life stored indoors.
If you get the impression that we've grown particularly fond of this Hallett, you'd be exactly right! Rare and interesting classics ALWAYS get our blood flowing. And this stylish wave crusher, with its incredible performance, striking originality and precise craftsmanship, is dripping with the scarce qualities that literally define the term “unique”. If you're looking for a fresh way to enjoy a little motorized speed, here's your chance to make some serious waves!
What Customers Are Saying
After hearing good things about the people at RK Motors, I contacted them regarding consignment of my street rod. I found Tony Klein to be a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and forthcoming in our communications. He evaluated my vehicle and made suggestions of enhancements which would help ensure the desired result would be achieved in the marketing of the vehicle. We agreed on an acceptable sale price. Following the completion of the recommended items, I brought the vehicle to RK for consignment. After a thorough inspection and correction of some minor issues at what I considered a fair price, the vehicle was offered for sale. It sold quickly with me receiving the agreed value. I would have to repeat the recommendation that I received. RK Motors does what they say they will do, and obtains for the seller a fair and agreed value. What more could you ask for?Doug C.