Celli Alfa Romeo 2.5 1966 “38”
- Suitable for the main historical events of the sector.
- FIM documents – Measurement certificate.
- Outstanding historical palmares.
- Perfect condition and ready to race.
The "Tre Punti" racing hulls, also called "Racers", together with the catamarans, are the maximum expression of the production of racing boats, especially in the period from the 50s to the early 90s even if the initial project it is due to the American Tommy Hill who in 1945 presented the first Racer with a completely flat hull and only 3 support points on the water. In Italy the first hull of this type was presented by the Picchiotti shipyard, designed by Achille Castoldi who had seen the first examples in America.
Soon all the main Italian shipyards followed the American example, also helped by the presence in the 1949 national races of the American pilot Robert Bogie with his "Blitz III" and later, in 1951, by the participation in the main Italian events of a second American motorboat driver, Paul Sawyer, who made the construction drawings of his racer "Alter Ego" available to the Italian Powerboat Federation, much more advanced than the boats that had preceded him.
The hull presented here was built by the Celli shipyard in Venice, one of the best known and most titled in the design and construction of racing boats. It was ordered in 1966 by the Paduan noble man Antonio Petrobelli, one of the most titled motorboat pilots, who used it from 1966 to 1969 with the attached results.
In 1970 it was sold to the pilot Benito Casinghini who obtained flattering results in the racing season and then sold the boat in 1972 to Aurelio Dotti who raced for a couple of seasons before selling the hull to Gian Pio Ottone who no longe rused it in competition.
The racer was then purchased in 1998 by the Milanese collector Alessandro Ripamonti, a great Alfa Romeo enthusiast, who had the engine overhauledas new by Terzi di Treviglio, and kept it in his garage until 2002 when it was sold to Guido Romani, who commissioned a total restoration of the hull, in 2004, at the Popoli shipyard in Colorno, used the boat in many events for historic boats and subsequently commissioned, in 2010, a further overhaul at the Popoli shipyard in Lipomo (Como).
1966 ANTONIO PETROBELLI
- LZ-2500 class European champion – Venice
- Champion of Italy:
1st Gardone / 1st Luino / 2nd Ferrara / 1st Milan / 1st Lecco / 1st Champion
- 2nd World Championship - Bolsena 1967
- 1967 World Champion – Gardone
1st Bracciano / 1st Omegna / 1st Milan / 1st Champion
- 2nd KC500 World Championship – Luino 1968
- 3rd KC500 World Championship – Gadone
- 2nd World Championship – Venice
1st Sesto Calende / 2nd Colorno / 2nd Omegna / 1st Cremona 1969
- World Champion LZ – Peschiera
1st Omegna / 3rd Cremona
1970 BENITO CASINGHINI
2nd Boretto / 4th Peschiera / 3rd Champion / 3rd Auronzo