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  • year of johnson 50 hp

    I just acquired a Johnson super seahorse 50 hp. the model # is v45-11 and the serial # is 1905938. The motor was stored in 1981. Could someone help me with the year and possible value of this heirloom (or white elephant) Thanks, Spanky

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    Re: year of johnson 50 hp

    1959 V4-V4L-11 V4S-V4SL-11The 5 is acually an S, right? http://mitglied.lycos.de/old_omc/j_1959/seite_0405.jpg http://mitglied.lycos.de/old_omc/j_1959/seite_0809.jpg /Bear


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      Re: year of johnson 50 hp

      I only deal with "older" 'rudes and Johnsons but I believe 1958 and 1959 were the only years for the V-4 "fifty horse", in 1960 they made it a 75 horsepower. Rare White Elephant Perhaps


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        Re: year of johnson 50 hp

        The mounting area says 50 and the side walls on the cover say 50, but the "door" to the pull line says 75-I assumed the "door" was a replacement. I know nothing about outboards-would you have an idea on the value of this fine machine Spank


        • #5
          Re: year of johnson 50 hp

          I'm sorry for late reply, bear, yes it is an s not a 5. Spank