I used to have a boat in San Diego and there was a boat nearby (in Half Moon Marina) that I thought stunning. It was named "Biscuit Eater" and someone once told me it was a C&C 39. I know there's an older model of the 39 (not the Landfall) that lot's of people find beautiful, but I haven't been able to confirm it's the same design. A Google of Biscuit Eater does show a C&C 39.
This was in the mid 70's (so the era is right for the old 39) although I didn't think the boat was that new. To a newbie, the most remarkable part of the boat was the wide overhung stern and 'squat' overall profile. I haven't been able to find a stern-view photo of the 39. Anyone have such a shot?