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The essential guide has several errors and ommissions, for one, they don't list the 327 motors as an option for the 38 Commanders, and this is clearly a mistake. They also don't list the Chrysler motors that were used during part of the 1966 season as a result of labor strikes, etc.
Looking at the numbers, here is the pattern I see, and your 36 clearly looks out of place if it has that kind of weight. It may well be an experiment where they built them extra heavy for severe offshore duty, but since there are other SF models out there like the longer and taller 38, with similar power options weighing less, it does make you wonder.
31 Sports Express 10,000
31 Sedan 11,500
35 Commander 13,478 - 13,994
35 Sports Cruiser 13,271 - 13,890
35 Salon 16,086
-------------------------------- 35 Sports Cruiser/Tournament Fish 22,600 - 25,300 <<<<<<<<<<<<???