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1931 Dewite

8 19' Runabout

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1931 Dewite 8 19' Runabout

1931 Dewite 8 19' Runabout

From 1929 until 1935, the Dwight Lumber Company of Detroit built the ” Dee Wite” line of boats. Mostly runabouts, barrel backs & torpedo sterns, they were some of the most stylish and advanced boats of the day! Though only produced for a few years they are not surprisingly very rare & eminently collectable today. They also happened to be a truly great & well-crafted boat.

Ahoy mates! Avast ye, as were offering up a consignment not like the other land lubbers we have lining our hallowed dry halls here at Classic Auto Mall, (save for the Amphicar), a 1931 DeWite Runabout. This mahogany beauty is all put together with shiny metal seams, and a double bottom is ready to set sail off the Neck at Marblehead and run with the Kennedys if you will. All hands on deck whether ye are three sheets to the wind or have yer full sea legs, come aboard and let's make some wake with some wood.

You will not find a more beautiful shaped boat fashioned out of mahogany that has been expertly steamed and bent to form the pointed bow, and curved abaft with its dual exhaust poking out of either side of the dungbie. Red paint covers the waterline and below. In addition to all the shiny rigging on the rear deck there are a laminate of more mahogany and teak inserts creating a nice shellacked striped effect. This doubles as the cover to the engine and bilge compartments and hides the fuel tank. A beautiful v shaped windshield is atop on front and is supported with chromed vertical struts on either side. A second passenger compartment is in the back. No Boaty McBoatface here it's the Silver Spray.

Shiver me timbers, I can see gorgeous burgundy vinyl in curvaceous form makes up the seats in front and rear section passenger benches. These are pristine and are fronted by a wood dash, with another beautiful french curved padded red vinyl dash top. Round shiny bezel gauges and a few knobs as well as a compass are seen in the dash, which is fronted by a large banjo style steering wheel. Just perfect weatherproof floor covering is noted under the benches, and a shiny shift lever just out from the center of this right-hand driver. Blimey! There is no Bikini Bottom nonsense going on here sailors.

Under the engine compartment which swings upward on either side, we have a 4.3 liter V6 with a single 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor. The consignor states this engine was restored in 2011. A single screw propels this boat through the water.

All is ship shape for this '31 Runabout, beautiful exterior wood, lots of shiny chrome, tight seams, and a 4.3 liter engine. Excellent presentation on the benches and interior keeping it simple but very elegant. She comes with an aluminum slide on trailer and winch. A wood boat may be in your future?? I guess whatever floats your boat!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.