1965 Carlson 22
- Stock #096675 -
Own a Piece of History! The Carlson That Mickey Thompson Raced In the Late 60's!
Powered by a CHRYSLER 392 HEMI engine which produces 400 horsepower....enough to push this vessel over 60mph!
ONE OF A KIND--1965 CARLSON was originally built for famous racer MICKEY THOMPSON. Set up and designed for MARATHON racing, the famous boat #94
was originally equipped with twin CHEVROLET 327CU engines (pictured), and later equipped them with FORD 427CU engines which was reported to have propelled the craft in excess of 140 mph.
Interesting facts: this CARLSON hull combines both sponsons and a flat bottom hull with the added feature of extremely good cornering characteristics. The sponsons provide a very gentle entry, while the hull rides on an "air cushion" trapped between them. These factors combine to provide a very soft ride at high speeds.
Of note, the hull of this CARLSON design was heavily reinforced to withstand the rigors of MARATHON racing. The hull is super strong. If fact, this CARLSON raced in the SALTON SEA which is known for developing very rough water.
Mickey Thompson preferred a twin-engine "in-line" configuration rather than the twin hull design so prevalent in that day......CARLSON's custom touches resulted in a super-fast and super-strong single hull construction that proved to be a real winner.
In 1969 the boat was converted to a single engine, custom ski and wake-board boat, and equipped with its current 1957--392 HEMI ENGINE
She is 22' in length and sports an impressive 8' beam.
The owner will include historical photographs, a marine catalog, and "Letter of Authenticity" from Art Carlson.
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