1947 Flambeau 5hp SOLD 12/27/2015
This is an aesthetically restored 1947 Flambeau outboard. This was a very unusual design because the the whole case and transom were just two pieces bolted together with a driveshaft running vertically inside to the prop.
As you can see in the pictures, practically the whole motor is polished. Everything on the motor was taken apart and either polished painted or powder coated. I also hand polished it with flitz to protect it from corroding. The only thing that is painted is the tank so this little thing shines and is really beautiful. I cleaned up the tag in the front and painted it maroon like they were from the factory. I am also including the recoil starter cover which was powder coated black. This color combo is killer! The recoil starter is strictly a display add on. It does not work.You can remove it and install it with one little bolt. Removing it will reveal the rope sheave which is polished and has three beautiful brass screws. I think it looks really sweet with or without it. Your call! The motor does turn over but due to its age I will be selling it as a display piece. This is one of my favorite restorations. It's beautiful.
I can include the stand if you hit buy it now.
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 decals were 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 restoration.
This is a gem that would look great in a man cave or office. It demonstrates just how well things were made in this country. The motor will be professionally packed and shipped to the buyer. Sold as is. Thanks for looking! Make me an offer.