The Jaguar XK120 ruled the road; Doris Day and Cary Grant were Oscar nominated. It was a time of peace, and optimism was unbridled… It was then that Rivas roared across the Lago di Como and skimmed the Mediterranean waves off St. Tropez. Thunderboats (also called Hydroplanes) racing with each other at record speed. Stateside, the luxurious Chris Crafts were de rigeur with Hollywood elite.
The throaty growl of that big engine built inside gleaming mahogany, rich leather, chrome trim. Leather padded seats displayed movie stars trying out the new bikini fashions. Husband number 3, 4, or 5 behind the wheel, decked out in spotless captain’s finery. No Coast Guard was able to overtake these sleek twin-engine torpedo shaped racers. The curves, the looks, the excitement, the opulence…
31.5 x 11.75 x 9"
80 x 30 x 23cm
"The Sailboat" A handmade work of art. Dream of the days spent with the breeze and sounds of water against the wooden hull. Wood and canvas in great detail.
KA030 Pocket Sextant, Bronze Charming pocket sextant as used by Victorian explorers and surveyors. Intricate and semi-functional, it has all the pieces needed to shoot the sun. A sextant defined...
AP108 On Top of the World It must have felt like private travel. The passenger list was handed out before take-off. A well-known banker in seat 3A. The Prime Minister...