Never Published Gar Wood Factory Photos!

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Fellow Woody Boater Joel Terbrueggen from The Antique Boat Center came across these one of a kind photos down at Lake Dora from a gentleman named John Webber from Wisconsin. John is a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club.  John found an old Mercury Service Manual. There was an envelope in it with negatives. John took a look and saw it had boats in it. So he had them printed and has lost the negatives, so the prints are the only record. And Thanks to Joel and his scanning ability, We now have them for the world to see. There is something special about seeing images like this through a normal eye rather than some retouched factory image of the day. Here it is, untouched, raw just as taken back in the day. Note the sedans. These are extremely rare.

These must be real. These guys eat food!

More images to come later today. Ya didn’t think I wouldn’t milk this for more clicks did ya.. I would have published on an hr if i could get away with it..

11 replies
  1. chad
    chad says:

    Cool Photos! Judging from the models pictured, it looks like 46-47 production in the Newport News, VA plant.

    Photo #5 looks like a Deluxe Runabout (17.6′ or 18′). You can see another one in photo #7.

    FRANCHINI says:

    Love the pictures of the Sedan’s! I would blow that up full size and hang on the workshop wall. Talk about inspiration.

  3. Natashia
    Natashia says:

    You could totally get away with publishing one per hour! We’re all so addicted that we would be counting down the minutes… Post more soon!

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