Lot 529 – Molinari Mercury Hydroplane


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1968 Mercury Molinari Racing Tunnel Boat Hyrdroplane

Mercury 1000 Tiger Thunder Bolt BP engine and lower units. Original unrestored racing boat in exceptional condition. Original Balbi trailer.

Angelo Molinari and his son Penato built these boats exclusively for Tunnel boat racing with a contract with Mercury. Molinari documented tunnel boat racing in the 60’s and 70’s.

Serial # 2399783

Matching numbers untouched factory BP engine and lower unit. Original tag from factory on cylinder head bolt, original plugs, original thunderbolt wires, extremely rare BP lower unit with shifting gear case. Very few survive at all, none in this superb of condition, Engine has never been disassembled. Ballast tank.

6200-6500 rpm operating range

Number 60 out of 99 ever produced. From a private collection held for many years. 18’ Hull.