1970 ANGELO MOLINARI Type : Class O I /... - Lot 21 - Osenat

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12000 - 15000 EUR
Result : NC
1970 ANGELO MOLINARI Type : Class O I /... - Lot 21 - Osenat
1970 ANGELO MOLINARI Type : Class O I / FB CORSA Length : 4,60 m Width : 1,85 m Weight : approx. 300 kg Number of seat(s) : 1 Engine : Mercury 1350 Type : 6 cylinders in line Power : 135 hp. The Angelo Molinari shipyard in Tavernola (Como) has produced hulls for almost all competition categories, three-point, catamaran or V-shaped. The V-shaped monohulls have evolved a lot with a notable improvement in their performance since the turn of the 1960s. They allowed many pilots to enter championships with engines that were more accessible than the outboards specifically prepared for racing. This Molinari racer is presented here in a single-seater version for racing between buoys. It is powered by a Mercury six-cylinder vertical two-stroke engine with 135 hp from the "1350" model produced from 1970 to 1973. The famous Mercury six-cylinder engines revolutionized the world outboard market when they were introduced in 1957. They weren't always black, but as their volume increased over the years due to the increase in displacement and power, it is said that the new color scheme was chosen on the advice of the mother of Mercury's chief engineer, Charles Strang. Indeed, Mrs. Strang had solved the complex of a growing overweight by always adopting black outfits, visually slimming. The results of this Molinari monohull in competition in the 1970s are not known with any precision, but there are only three surviving examples of this V-plan, including the two-seater n°290 in the Van Praet collection and another, also a single-seater, kept in a Miami museum.
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