But none were bigger, faster and more exclusive than the one built for Italian Olympic sailor Achille Roncoroni in 1960.
The bespoke version of the boatbuilder’s top-of-the-line Tritone was designed to be the largest and fastest Riva ever, and the last custom-made model period.
The Tritone “Speciale” Cadillac, named Ribot III by its owner, featured a 325-horsepower Cadillac Crusader Marine V-8, the most powerful engine available at the time.
The King of Jordan soon demanded one of his own, but Riva refused, thus the Ribot III remains truly one-of-a-kind.
That’s why it’s expected to fetch up to a million bucks at RM Auctions’ upcoming Villa Erbe sale on Lake Como on May 25…
- Posted May 16, 2013
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- Henri Thibault ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions