Ferrari Arno is a hydroplane inspired by Achille Castoldi in the early 1950s and built by the Cantiere Timossi boatyard, located in Como. Castoldi wanted to establish a world water speed record so he persuaded then Ferrari racing drivers Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi to influence Enzo Ferrari to supply him with a 4.5-litre, V12 Ferrari engine.
Arno XI was later sold and raced in numerous competitions, finally retiring in 1960. It has since been restored and is expected to go for sale up to € 1.5m.
cm 80 x 33 x h. 23