1935 Evinrude Elto Sportsman: SOLD 1/5/2016
This is an aesthetically restored 1935 Evinrude Elto Sportsman...as you can see in the pictures, practically the whole motor is polished. The only thing that is painted is the cylinder head and transom mount so this little thing shines and is really beautiful. I used ceramic paint. It does turn over. It would probably start and run with new gaskets. I also hand polished it using flitz polish to protect the polished surfaces. Flitz is one of the only metal polishes that uses carnuba wax. I put the lower unit under a running faucet and it shed the water better than I ever could have imagined.
It is a piece of Americana and folk art that any guy can appreciate. This is being sold as a display piece although I'm sure it would not take much to get it running again as these old motors are pretty simple. The decal was heat applied. I want to make sure the person who buys this motor is 100% satisfied. Call me with any questions 6083459832 and look at the pictures carefully, they illustrate the condition of the motor as well as the quality of my restoration. This is a gem that would look great in a man cave or office. It demonstrates just how well things were made in the United States long ago. The motor will be professionally packed and shipped to the buyer. Sold as is. Thanks for looking!