What is it!

My memories of Zingaros were that they were a big boat, powered by a pair of smallblocks. I think they did 3 models, one of them being a flybridge, one a sedan and then a sportscruiser. That one on e bay looks smaller, possibly a ZS or something like that.

Looks like it may have a Rover V8 in it.
 
I E MAILED THE BLOKE AND HE SAID IT WAS A MERCRUISER (HE THOUGHT ABOUT 5.5LTR). FROM THE PHOTO WHAT DOES EVERYONE THINK?
 
Just did a search on google for "Fletcher Zingaro" and there's quite a few for sale, although there is some doubt on the length, as they are advertised from 26-30 foot. Interesting, as they all come from the same hull mould.
 
Don't recall mercruiser using SU type carbs!!! Drive is a Merc though.
 
THANKS TONY
PROB NOT A MERCRUISER THEN. IF ITS A ROVER THE BOATS WORTH VERY LITTLE, I WILL JUST HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING.
 
GRIFFON said:
....THE BOATS WORTH VERY LITTLE,...


Oh, I don't know... you'll get a free bonzai'd tree as a freebee, growing in the mud at the back.

:)
 
Fletcher Bravo ZS 23
 
HA HA OK WORTH IT JUST FOR THE TREE!
BUT WHAT ENGINE IS IT?AND WHATS IT WORTH?
 
Don't know but my Rover V8's have used aluminium alloy inlet manifolds. The one in the pic appears to be rusty.

A pal of mine had a Chevvy in a Range Rover. It wasn't unlike that one in the boat. Just guessing.
 
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jw. said:
Don't know but my Rover V8's have used aluminium alloy inlet manifolds. The one in the pic appears to be rusty.

Agreed, don't think it's Rover, and dizzy is at front end, so probably ford 307 or 351ci (5 litre, or 5.7 litre) with SU conversion....nice!

Merc did a range based on ford in the late 70's 190hp and 228hp I think, as did Volvo (190hp-231hp)
 
Ere didn't Elvis have one of them called Achtung Baby at Merlin before taking delivery of his Extreme 21 :confused:
 
I think that beauty was yankee, nobby Davis would know (all American boy that he is)
 
Nice
 

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Did you rig that nobber?....or did you just do the tuning/dress-up!
 
You're a bad boy Diggers! ...oooh you are awful, but I like you!
 
Just fell-off the fence

Just back from mi hols and I see that 'DR' Jones and his 'cosmetic surgery' is being poked fun of again........You should be ashamed of yourselves, this is supposed to be a friendly forum and thus we should not slur peoples good reputations:banana:


What in gods name IS that pic of?
 
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THE BOAT IS A FLETCHER BRAVO ZS 23 AND THE ENGINE IS A 5.5LTR FORD, IT ALL NEEDS A COMPLETE REBUILD. IS IT WORTH £2000. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
 
I would say 2k is a bit steep, it'l be an early (and rather nasty) mercruiser drive, and endless work. all IMHO of course.
 

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