Old mercury outboard

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Old 06-09-02, 01:47 AM
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Old mercury outboard

Hello BoatMech, and all others.

I have been given an older mercury outboard. It is white, says merc 60, 6hp twin. It appears to have very few hours on it and is in excellent condition. (the paint has just begun to wear off the prop). I haven't tried to start it yet, as the water pump surely needs replacing at minimum. it sat in storage for the past 15 to 20 years. What I want to know is when this thing was made, is it of value as an antique, etc...

Also, it has a silver plate on the front of the engine cover that says KIEKHAEFER MERCURY in decorative embossed script. The serial # is 1437763. Can anyone give me some info. on this, or point me in the right direction?

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Old 06-10-02, 07:43 AM
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Perhaps a nostalgia piece, but not an antique, not yet.
Its from the early sixties. Run it.
 
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Old 06-10-02, 10:59 PM
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Thanks! I found out since posting that it was probably made in '63. I already have a 6hp johnson that I wouldn't ever replace with a mercury, lol. I am just not a mercury fan. Maybe I'll fix it up and sell it. Thank you for your input. -cheese
 
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