Garwood speedster. it has been said that the 16 foot gar wood speedster is, pound for pound, the most valuable classic production speed boat in the world.. Our first vintage race boat – a modified 1946 gar wood speedster. many years ago, while visiting on vacation during the summer of 1979, i read a jerry harper ad in. Our trading dock . vintage & classic race boats for sale !!! click here for latest update – august 23, 2017. please contact the owners directly, for we take.