I have what is titled as a 68 Stevens.... could be older. I was told it was a race boat (aren't they all) that was retired and the guy I bought if from had it and never finished putting it back together for 30+ yrs. Now that I have a shop, I finally started working on the rebuild and am curious if the boat was a race boat. I'm not done removing the ugly green they put on it, but it appears to have been blue trim and white? The owner might have been from the Davenport/Bettendorf, IA or Moline/Rock Island, IL area. I feel pretty confident that the boat was a circle boat as I doubt anyone would eliminate the back seats and run off the balancer if it wasn't to race. The motor plates and parts are set up to run that way and only fit in the boat one way. Between that and the fact that the engine was moved forward as was the old top loader tells me it was intentionally re-rigged way back when for a specific purpose. Also if you remember how the boats were rigged back then, I'd like to know if this one was rigged for SS or SK or if it even mattered back then.