1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane

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Lot 82
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane

£ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000
Amended
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
This period classic inboard 3 pointer hydroplane has a long history in the short but interesting post war motor boat racing fraternity in North Norfolk.
Young racers around Blakeney and Wells next the Sea acquired a Ventnor type three pointer set of drawings and commissioned local craftsmen to build around half a dozen of these hydroplanes. A 1950s Pathe new clip and amateur film shows one of the races.
Generally fitted with pre-war Austin 7 and Morris 8 engines driving short shafts and requiring the drivers of the day, to kneel, this hydroplane is now fitted with a seat.
"Warzenschwein" was discovered in a barn as a 90% complete but unfinished hull, believed to be the last of this era of racers. It was carefully refurbished and finished by the leading hydroplane expert in East Anglia, Nigel Ringwood, with a power-plant brought over from East Germany in the form of a triple carb 3-cylinder 2 stroke, with the exhaust exiting by the driver's left ear.
With purpose-built trailer it's ideal for classic events in Europe or Classic Motor Boat Association gatherings, on or off the water. Ready to go and in mint condition.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 88/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 22/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 15/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 3

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1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
1961 Blakeney & Wells Ventnor Type 3 Pointer Hydroplane
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