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18 Feet 1968 Molinari Racing Tunnel Hull

18 Feet 1968 Molinari Racing Tunnel Hull

$19,500 (USD)

Boat ID: 39712

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$19,500 (USD)
Boat ID: 39712

1968 Mercury Molinari Racing Tunnel Boat Hydroplane. Angelo Molinari and his son Renato hand-built these boats from hand-laid mahogany ply, exclusively for Tunnel boat racing under contract with Mercury. Molinari dominated tunnel boat racing in the 1960s and 70s. Mercury 1000 Tiger Thunderbolt BP engine and lower unit. Matching numbers untouched factory BP engine. Extremely rare BP lower unit with shifting gear case. Original tag from factory on cylinder head bolt. Completely original and unrestored. Complete with period correct ballast tank. Original Balbi trailer with Angelo Molinari Cantiere stencil. Engine has never been disassembled. 18 foot hull, Number 60 out of 99 ever produced. Most of the boats of this period suffered serious damage and repairs. This is an exceptional example as built by Molinari, free of damage. This example has been in a private collection for many years. A true time capsule. ln the hands of a club racer, these boats went 60-70 mph, a professional could take it up to 80 mph. Renato himself was frequently clocked at 90 mph in this same model.

Location:
Bellevue, WA
Views:
716
Boat Details
Year:
1968
Manufacturer:
Molinari Racing Tunnel Hull
Model:
Length:
18
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
Make:
Mercury Thunderbolt 1000
Cylinders:
Hours:
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
1968
Manufacturer:
Balbi Dronero
Axles:
Single
Capacity:
Sufficient
Brakes:
Comments:
Original trailer with Molinari stencil
Other Information
Boat Cover:
No
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
No
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