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Old 09-13-2012, 04:29 PM   #1
 
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Default Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

Mariah sold their big boat molds to Challenger. They mfg'd the 302 under the model FPS 302. Has anyone ever seen one ?
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    Default re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

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    Mariah sold their big boat molds to Challenger. They mfg'd the 302 under the model FPS 302. Has anyone ever seen one ?
    That's funny. I actually read something a couple weeks ago about that and was looking all over for pictures of one and never found anything. I hope someone speaks up and shares info if they see one or know of one.
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    Default re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    I have lots Of pics. I'll post a link to them
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    Challenger Powerboats

    Challenger powerboats for sale by owner.

    http://www.tgor.net/seetheboat.html

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    Default re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    I've seen a FPS302 or two for sale on the net. They're unbelievably expensive, and definitely not worth the price. I had seen one for $120k.

    I've seen the FPS250 in person once, and was a bit disappointed.

    What I was interested in though is, once I saw one of their FPS302 hulls with dual V8's. And in the photos of the auction from when challenger went out of business, you can clearly see some molds for the MCC cruisers in the background... Wonder where those molds (and the 302/252/250) molds went?

    I have quite a few photos of Challenger's boats that were made using the Mariah molds. I'll see if I can try and upload them to the site over the next few days.
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    Default Re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    In one of my links, there is an email address to the guy (Mark Overbye) that was left holding the (empty) money bag. He has the molds and is willing to sell REALLY cheap at this point.
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    Default Re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    Ha, if we only had a place to store them and the means to actually do something with them!

    Wonder how cheap he'd go. Also wonder if he would have fiberglass dash molds and things like that...
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    Default Re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    email him. last time I did he was very quick to respond.

    hes in the twin cities are somewhere (Minneapolis/st Paul)
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    Default Re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    here is some pics of a 2005 Challenger 302. By the looks of it, they didnt get all the molds, nor patterns to make a direct copy of the Z model. I was under the impression that Challenger only made them from 2007-2008

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    Default Re: Challenger FPS: Has anyone ever seen one ???

    Nope, This is a 2003 model. Z302 with Twins...

    My guess is it was some sort of prototype, since it uses a lot of familiar parts... And it was even called the "Z Series"
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