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No reserve auction for a Sears / Elgin 1.25 HP Outboard Boat Motor. Plate on motor reads ... 1.25 OBC certified BHP at 4000 RPM. In all correspondence regarding this engine always mention Serial No. 301.34781 Model # 571.58301. Sears Roebuck and Co. USA Patent 2.501.470. Also included is a Operating Instructions and Parts List for Elgin Outboard Motor Model Number 571.58301 which I printed from the internet. Condition looks pretty good considering age. Motor has compression and levers / switches all seem free. I have not run so you are buying motor "as is" Please view all photos before bidding.
My internet research about this motor reveals ...
Year & Model: 1946 Elgin 571.58301
Horsepower: 1.25 @ 4000 rpm
Cooling: Forced air-cooled
Retail price when new: $56.50
Weight: 22 lbs.
Oil/Gas Mix: 3/4pt 2-cycle oil for air-cooled motors
Spark Plug: Champion J-8
Elgin outboards were made for Sears by the West Bend Corporation. Sears started working with the company that would become part of West Bend with their pre-war Waterwitch brand. In the early 1960's WB would sell off their outboard division and they would become known as Chrysler Marine.
The model "301" is one of the first Elgin offerings.