s/n MM65156 Reg: I-ABOU // €240,000
s/n MM65156 Reg: I-ABOU
1935 Caproni CA 100
The World’s Oldest Seaplane
- 10 Hrs. since complete 10,000+ man hour restoration
- Alfa Romeo Colombo S 63 (130 hp)
- 10 Hrs. since overhaul by Vintech, UK
- Lake Como, Italy
The Caproncini are Italy’s only two pre-war airworthy aircraft, the oldest flying seaplane in the world (1935) and its land equivalent (1933). Flying and owning these aircraft is both a privilege and a responsibility which is now open to the successor of Gerolamo Gavazzi. Having found the seaplane abandoned and realising it was the first aircraft he had soloed in, he lovingly restored it to its former glory over many years. Flying these aircraft has been compared to that of playing a Stradivarius. However the Caproncini were designed as aircraft to prepare pilots to fly in the War, so while a courting period is required, once this reconnaissance has been successfully achieved, the Caproncini are not overly complicated to fly. Both aircraft provide a sensorial and thrilling flying experience second to none. As the Italians would say; “Un’esperienza mozzafiato”, a breath-taking experience. The history is colossal, and the opportunity to acquire such special aircraft is a rare one indeed. The aircraft are for sale individually or as a pair.
Sales may be subject to local Sales Tax / V.A.T. / G.S.T.
Aircraft maybe subject to prior sale, lease, and/or removal from the market without prior notice.
Specifications subject to verification upon inspection.
Photography By: Caliaro Luigino
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