Details about Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 Boat - Genuine LIMITED EDITION keyringSee original listing
21 Aug, 2014 22:14:25 BST
Nelson, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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BLUEBIRD K7 WORLD WATER SPEED RECORD BOAT (Please check our feedback before buying)
SUPER PRESENT FOR THE POWERBOAT, SPEED AND RECORD ENTHUSIAST
NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION Miniature Sand Cast, Hand Finished Model
Celebrating the rebuild of the World Water Speed Record Holder, these lovely little works of art are individually made and hand finished in the UK by the same people who have lovingly restored the spaceframe of Bluebird K7 for Bill Smith. Each one is unique and they are made from the same solid aluminium as the boat itself to a pattern hand modelled by Steve Harker, our Lancashire based artist.
Each model is hand cast from aluminium including some of the alloy rivets from inside the old spaceframe that lay at the bottom of lake Coniston for 34 years. When we restored the actual spaceframe we saved a lot of the old rivets that were inside the frame after the body panels were removed for restoration. The cut off aluminium rivets were no use to the restoration so we threw them in the pot of molten aluminium to remould and be made into these little figures that were created by our artist. See the pictures showing our lads working on the subframe and a sample of the rivets shown with a piece of the broken Bluebird framework which was replaced with new metal
As keen collectors of Speed Record paraphernalia ourselves we decided to create something special to commemorate the restoration of the Bluebird and this batch of Limited Edition models have been made into these useable keyrings for you to treasure and enjoy.
They are nicely boxed and sent out with a short history of the boat and of the restoration that is being done to bring the Spirit of Donald Campbell's wonderful heroism back to life. Making a wonderful present or collectors item, the price of future editions will certainly increase due to renewed media interest when the boat goes back on the water. Share with us some of the magic of the legend that the brave record holder Donald Campbell created.
The model of the boat is solid aluminium and approx 2 inches long
Please note as each of these models are hand made the surface finish may vary and not be exactly as shown in the pictures
For each model sold we will make a donation towards the upkeep of K7 when Bluebird eventually goes into the Coniston Ruskin Museum,
Money back if not delighted (less post & packing costs) - We would like to thank all our buyers for their excellent feedback, see some of the recent ones below.
Some of our recent feedback received on our Bluebirds - Check it out
Easy transaction. Very fast delivery Top ebayer thanks
Absolutely excellent, many thanks
Loved the item, a real keepsake. Thank you.
Superb service. Beautiful product. Excellent coms. Thank you John.
Received today, excellent communication and great product, many thanks!!!!
Lovely item - great comms and service – recommended
A once in a lifetime piece of history absolutely fantastic !!! A++++
Quick delivery and exactly as described. Highly recommend A++
Great gift for a bluebird fan
great item fab seler
A great item at a great price, I would highly recommend this seller, A++++++
A great item at a great price, absolutely over the moon! A+++++++
Absolutely fantastic, a genuine treasure. A+++++++Fantastic! Pleasure Doing Business! Recommend!!! A+++
Superb item and service,many thanks.Recommended.A++++++++++++++
Great item great service very pleased thank-you
What a cool item! Flawless transaction. Fast shipping too. AAA+++
Nice to do business with you ,honest and a very accurate description .
Fantastic little piece
WOW !!! fantastic items and great service from this seller thankyou very much
2nd time purchase here from Australia, still fantastic service brilliant item AA++
Many thanks, highly recommended!!, lovely item!!
Quick delivery, very well packed. Fantastic item for K7 supporters everywhere
Fantastic service from England,will buy here again.Top seller highly recommended (from Australian e-bayer who then bought again)
Brilliant thank you highly delighted A++
Great service quick delivery everything as promised highly recommend
Excellent, thanks aaa******
Delighted,very nice little model. Many Thanks A+++
Perfect Item- it was a gift and they loved it
Great. Thank You
Superbly engineered and a very poignant reminder-a joy to own - thank you.
Perfect! Thankyou 5*****
Was a gift for donald campbell fan & was VERY well received-many, many thanks