Available for auction is a handcrafted wooden model hydroplane, recreated following the imagery of the iconic Ferrari Arno XI. The seller states Its flawless exterior boasts a smooth finish, skillfully sealed with a protective varnish and micro-sanded. The model features brass and stainless-steel fittings throughout. In addition, the seat is upholstered with real leather.
Steeped in history, the Arno XI hydroplane stands as the only Ferrari-powered hydroplane ever constructed. Born from the creative minds of Achille Castoldi and the expertise of legendary drivers Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi in the early 1950s, this masterpiece showcases its Ferrari DNA with its distinctive red coloring. However, its true marvel lies beneath the surface, where a roaring 600 HP V12 engine propels it over the water, achieving a remarkable record speed of 241.708 km/h, or just over 150mph. This astonishing feat was accomplished on the waters of Lake Iseo in 1953, solidifying its place in history by setting an unbeaten record in the 800 kg category.
With dimensions of 21" x 9" x 9" inches, this handcrafted model captures the essence of the Arno XI, making it a remarkable addition to any collection or a standout for enthusiasts. The buyer is responsible for shipping, handling, and transactional fees.