Gianni Agnelli’s G. Cinquanta sold at auction for €450,000


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Remi Dargegen ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Auctions are liked in the boating world. One of the latest “illustrious” sales is Gianni Agnelli’s G. Cinquanta. The identity of the new owner is unknown, but it is very likely that you will see it sailing along the Neapolitan coast according to some rumors.

Gianni Agnelli’s G. Cinquanta sold at auction.

It was 1967 when entrepreneur Gianni Agnelli introduced himself to Renato “Sonny” Levi, one of the fathers of modern powerboats. “I need a fast commuter,” says the Advocate, “comfortable in rough seas and doing at least 55 knots. You know, I’d like to get to the finish line of an offshore race-before the winner.”

Remi Dargegen ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Now the G. Fifty has been sold by RM Sotherby’s auction house for €450,000. The Advocate called it the perfect boat and the reason is quickly stated. The Sonny Levi hull coupled with four Vulcan BPM engines (two in the forward plus shaft line and two V drives on the mirror) totaling 1280 horsepower pushed (and still pushes) this bolide to 50 knots. Hence the name G., which stands for Gianni, and Cinquanta, which are the knots at which this summer-scented bolide arrives and has been speeding around the Mediterranean for more than 50 years, making everyone lucky enough to see her turn around.

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Gianni Agnelli’s famous Levi G-50

To steer it, Pininfarina designs an ad hoc wheelhouse and also takes care of the interior, two small beds and a toilet.

The story goes that after 2,000 miles traveled in one season the Lawyer, Gianni Agnelli, thanked Sonny Levi for creating the “perfect boat” for him.

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