Hello Rick, and WELCOME ABOARD !!
, we're glad to have you as a member of the group here even though you know Reece ! Here is some info I copied from one of Reece's postings below, some of the good stuff for your model identification. Glad to see the boat go to someone who will give it some attention, it would be quite a treat to see and hear this boat run, as there are precious few of them left.
Okay, here is the scoop on ORBZ 16 0018 N. November 13 2008, 12:28 AM
It's a 16' Corsair Sport-V, and it's not a 1968 because there were only 110 of these built, 75 in 1965 and another 35 in 1966
The 1965 model was called the XL160 Sportster, and the 1966 model is the Sport-V.
LOA is 16'
Beam is a pretty stout 7'-9"
Weight is a lightweight 1400 pounds
Fuel capacity is 21 gal
Original hull side color is blue and white
Engine offering Mercury 60 hp and 120 hp.
ORAZ-16-6001 to ORAZ-16-6075 (1965 production run, 75 boats)
ORBZ-16-001 to ORBZ-16-035 (1966 production run, 35 boats)
Your prospect is boat number 18 of the 35 built in 1966. You won't see yourself out on the lake driving this rig! Rare back then, and not telling how few still exist. It's been 42 years since they made one.
Regarding the motor, I'm interested in knowing the story on the two options, what they are based on, etc. The Renault Gordini was raced all over Europe, they made millions of them, and parts are still available. There are some strange marriages out there too, since an Audi 4 cylinder actually appeared in the AMC Gremlin, and it also appeared in the original Porsche 924. Volvo solid lifter pushrod motors were used in lots of boats, they are as durable as tractor motors, got to love the ole B-18. When you find out what it's got, we're interested in knowing the details!
Not sure where this one will shake out on the Weller Price Spectrum, but be advised that standard includes "stealing" the boat, lol.
Rare boat alert!