I have been looking at early 80's Cigs to purchase. I located a 1981 35 foot Mistress. NADA has the weight at 7000lbs and just about 5 years later the weight jumps to 8000lbs. Same length and beam of 8 feet.
NADA also has the 1986 35 foot Cafe Racer at 8000lbs. Are these accurate dry weights? And why is there such an increase from the 35 Mistress to the Cafe Racer?
Were the early Cigs using Kevlar? It seems more modern materials would decrease the dry weight.
I was able to demo the 1981. It carved as if it were on rails in the water. Very impressive! No speedometer and I doubt we hit 55 mph with twin stock 454's.