I've always thought the "power" in power boating was (almost) as much an issue as the boat itself, especially with the older and more valuable boats.
Here are a couple photos to peak some interest in the vintage Cadillac power! I took these pics at the 2005 Mt. Dora (FL) boat show, and if you have not been there yet, it's a great way to start off the season in late March. Mt. Dora is a charming walk-friendly little town with lots of nice restaurants too.
1956 17' CC Sportsman, 300-hp
1957 17' CC Sportsman, 95-hp
1966 20' CC fiberglass Sea Skiff, 210-hp+
1973 23' CC Lancer inboard project, 427 power.
1966 38' CC Commander Express, 427/300-hp(2)
So many boats.........so little time.....but what a way to go!!