If you want a rare boat with an unusual history, then a boat conceived and owned by the late Donald Campbell could be yours

If you want a rare boat with an unusual history, then a boat conceived and owned by the late Donald Campbell could be yours through eBay.co.uk

The first prototype Bluebird Marine Jetstar 1, which has a design speed of 34 knots, was driven by Campbell as his runabout before his untimely death. It was then lovingly restored in the early 1970s by Leo Villa, Campbell’s mechanic. The Jetstar 1 had the first Dowty Hamilton drive unit, along with a much-improved steering system and a refinement of the original trim tab configuration.

If you want to join the list of prestigious pilots who have driven the boat including Leo Villa and Ken Norris, co-designer of the Bluebird K7 boat and CN7 car, then the 10-day auction on eBay.co.uk will begin on the 25 April with viewings by appointment.

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