British Anzani history

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British Anzani history

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Does anyone have a list of all the models that Anzani produced ? Any info would be most welcome

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The old outboard book has a decent section on Anzani outboards.
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Not so many I don't think - outboards were just part of the Anzani portfolio - ones I can recall are the Minor 3/4 HP, Pilot 2-3 HP, Super Sport 8 and 13 HP I believe ( two versions around 1950/1), Super Single 5HP, Unitwin 10 and 15 HP, and Magnatwin 18 HP.
Each type was very different to the next - no 'family' resemblance at all.

There were also racing versions of the Unitwins - very different animals to the standard models.
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Thanks for the info , I see in later years they took over some others , I'll keep digging .......
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Anzani models included:-

Minor (1/2 & 3/4hp), Pilot (1 1/2, 2 1/2 & 3hp), Seamaid (3hp), Jet (3hp), Super Single (4 & 5hp), Seasprite (7 & 15hp), Sports Twin (14hp), Unitwin (10 & 15hp), Supertwin (15hp), Startwin (18hp), Magnatwin (18hp), 65 (6.5hp), 180 (18hp), 400 (40hp), Fleetwin (20hp), Triton (30hp), Class A & B racers.

I cribbed this data from one of the UK outboard collectors, who probably has owned most of these, but likes to stay in the background.
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Thank you for that comprehensive list , they had a more extensive range than I thought . There seems to be an Anzani forum which I tried to join but couldn't get it to work .
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There’s a website devoted to Anzani somewhere too.

http://www.britishanzani.co.uk/HISTORY3.htm
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If you look on that site you will see one of the cars I owned in the 60's. A Berkeley T60, looked like a baby E type, mine had a 3 cylinder 2-stroke, chain drive, dynastart Anzani, that I wrecked a rod on before I got it going properly .
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that I wrecked a rod on before I got it going properly .

That sounds like most of the stuff you touch! :lol:
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I was 16 at the time, my previous car was a 46 Hilman Minx that seized up as I was running a mix of central heating oil plus petrol I syphoned from dads car.
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