F&A Outboards in Miami is proud to offer the following restored Vintage Johnson Outboard Motor.
This is one of the Summer 2012 Collection being offered by F&A.
This listing is for a beautiful 1955 Johnson 5.5hp model CD 12, Serial number 1320339 in color correct Sea Horse Green and Cream. This motor was manufactured in December of 1955 and was one of the last of the Sea Horse Green CD's to leave the factory before they changed to the Holiday Bronze and Cream Paint scheme introduced for the 1956 model year.
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The motor has been repainted using Reprotint paints from eFfena Co. This motor was disassembled and the following parts replaced with either NOS OEM or reproduction parts.
Seals, Gaskets in lower unit and upper drive shaft.
Impeller (water pump)
Coils, Points Condensers, spark plugs and plug wires
Carburetor was rebuilt w/ new gaskets, seals and washers.
Engine was stripped to bare metal, deep etch primed and then covered with 4 coats of Reprotint Sea Horse Green. Cowling was painted with Reprotint Sea Horse Green and Reprotint Cream, and clear coated before and after decals applied. Prop, and all brass, copper and select metal accents were polished and cleared.
This Vintage outboard is 57 years old but looks like it was just unpacked from the factory. This motor is museum quality and additionally comes with reproduction owners manual, parts list, warranty card and dealer tags. This would be a great addition to a collection, as a display piece in your nautical theme game room or bar, or in a commercial application as a atmosphere piece for a restaurant, marine supply store or dockside lounge.
This CD 12 also runs as good as it looks, and would make an excellent companion to a 12 -14 foot vintage boat or or as a standout attraction on a newer boat. Whichever you prefer, this motor is one not to pass up.
Are there imperfections? Yes of course. Just as the motors came from the factory with minor bruises, unsanded areas, overspray in engine compartment, etc. we too have left these types of blemishes to add the final touch of authenticity to the finished product.
THE STAND IS NOT INCLUDED AND WAS USED TO SUPPORT MOTOR FOR PHOTOS ONLY !