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  • Antique Boat Motor Value

    I have a 1937 Johnson Model 110 I picked up at a yard sale and would like to know the value of it serial # 267608 Thank You


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    Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

    Hi Seanymph A lot of folks ask this question. I just took a quick glance at an OMC year model guide. Now this is a nonscientific very rough estemate. Between 1913 and 1991 OMC Johnson and evinrude put out at least 825 different models of outboard motors. Just how many of each model they produced I don't know,I don't think I have enough data to even guess. Adding to this, the production of all the other manufactures,you can imagine this totals up to a lot of outboards. Now the numbers of collectors is small in comparison to the amount of good motors. So unless a motor was owned by Elvis or someone, The prices tend to be soft. Your motor is probably worth just about what you payed for it.

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    • #3
      Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

      Check here. Old Engines c/6Hooty

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      • #4
        Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

        Alcan's right. If you paid (for the sake of discussion) $20.00 at the yard sale, then that is it's present "worth" because that's what it was worth for you to pull out the wallet and toss the seller a twenty. If you paid $300 for it, then it was worth that much to you, but you'd probably have a hard time finding someone else who would pay that much. Fact is, Johnson ALONE made 1-MILLION outboards between 1921 and the early 1950s. Even given a modest amount of attrition to scrapping, parting out, loss, etc., there's still a lot of them out there. For every $500 motor on eBay there's twenty $10-$50 motors to be had. I've seen several buyers on eBay get suckered by a sales pitch on the "rare" antique only to find out that if they had been a little more patient and done some research, their motor wasn't quite so "rare"...- Scott
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        • #5
          Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

          I have an old Sears Ted Williams 4.5 motor that has been sitting in my garage for years. It has not been running for a long time but it was in perfect order when it was put to rest. It was bought new back in the late sixties. Looks great with no rust. Trying to find out what the value might be. Ebay is pretty much useless because nobody is going to pay to have this thing shipped so I am thinking a collector would be a better choice. If anyone has an idea where I could get this info from, it would be much appreciated.

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          • #6
            Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

            Originally posted by Rose Swartz View Post
            I have a 1937 Johnson Model 110 I picked up at a yard sale and would like to know the value of it serial # 267608
            Rose...Welcome!!

            The value is 20$ plus all the money you'll put into it it to get her running...if she's up to it!? Undoubtedly, collectors usually put in more money than they are actually worth...it's a labor of love and a fun "very addicting hobby!"

            Check out the antique outboard club website: aomci.org

            and post a picture with your question on the "ask a member" forum to get more info.

            Have fun!

            Mas
            "New" '57 Lark Chapter One...the Find:
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=370037

            "New" '57 Lark Chapter Two...the Initial Breakdown:
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=370666

            "New" '57 Lark Chapter Three...the Gearcase:
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=370904

            "New" '57 Lark Chapter Four...the NOS Powerhead:
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=456868

            "New" '57 Lark Chapter Five...Repainting:
            http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=523546

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            • #7
              Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

              Acoustic...Welcome!

              Please start a "new thread." Just noticed you actually dug up an old thread that was over 8 years old...kinda like resurrecting the dead.

              You'll get a better answer with a new thread all your own.

              Mas
              "New" '57 Lark Chapter One...the Find:
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=370037

              "New" '57 Lark Chapter Two...the Initial Breakdown:
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=370666

              "New" '57 Lark Chapter Three...the Gearcase:
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=370904

              "New" '57 Lark Chapter Four...the NOS Powerhead:
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=456868

              "New" '57 Lark Chapter Five...Repainting:
              http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=523546

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              • #8
                Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

                Most antique motors, in immaculate restored condition and running, sell for 450 to $600, unless very rare AND collectible. Some sell for somewhat more, but those are typical prices paid at meets. If you have an old motor, not restored, not running, $125 to 150 is about the top of the range to expect, less is the motor is beaten up. Incomplete motors are even less. Just old doesn't mean it's desirable ... if there were loads made, it's not going to be worth a lot, unless it's new, never run. BTW, antique motor collectors are a very frugal lot. My cousin (who I started on collecting by giving him his first antique motor) now has 35 to 40 motors, with over 25 fully restored and running. He has no interest in 'display' motors.
                Jim

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                I don't respond to Private Messages PM's that are motor questions.

                For basic information on a wide range of topics, see Top Secret File
                Link: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=299680

                OEM shop manual: outboardbooks.com or Ebay

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                • #9
                  Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

                  Wow, I think this one makes the new record, for being an old thread.
                  sigpicVice Admiral Zephyr

                  1941 Johnson HD-20 (in restoration)
                  1947 Sea King 5hp
                  1948 Evinrude Sportsman
                  1949 Martin "40"
                  1951 Evinrude Fastwin
                  1954 Evinrude Fleetwin
                  1955 Evinrude Fleetwin
                  1955 Johnson JW-11
                  1955 Johnson CD-12 (2)
                  1955 Johnson QD-16
                  1955 Johnson RD-17
                  1957 Jhnson CD-14
                  1957 Evinrude Big Twin
                  1958 Evinrude Fisherman
                  1958 Johnson FDE-12
                  1959 Johnson RDSL-21B
                  1974 Tanaka 1hp (screamin' drink mixer )

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                  • #10
                    Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

                    Originally posted by Mas View Post
                    Acoustic...Welcome!

                    Please start a "new thread." Just noticed you actually dug up an old thread that was over 8 years old...kinda like resurrecting the dead.

                    You'll get a better answer with a new thread all your own.

                    Mas

                    This may be a foolish question but I do not see where to start a new thread

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                    • #11
                      Re: Antique Boat Motor Value

                      Look for <+ Post New Thread>
                      Jim

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                      I don't respond to Private Messages PM's that are motor questions.

                      For basic information on a wide range of topics, see Top Secret File
                      Link: http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=299680

                      OEM shop manual: outboardbooks.com or Ebay

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