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Merc_Fan posted 06-21-2003 02:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for Merc_Fan   Send Email to Merc_Fan  
Be the first to own this limited edition outboard. It's Phantom Black with the original style chrome, white and red graphics (not metal like the original). Only 2000 being made and comes with a deluxe engine stand for floor display and a Certificate of Authenticity. Own a piece of history, don't miss out. Call Mercury for complete details, 800-962-0927.
captbone posted 06-21-2003 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
OR, you can get a picture of this new motor and go down to a sign/sticker maker and have him make you decals (same thing) for less than a $100.00.
lhg posted 06-23-2003 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Capt - You forgot the disclaimer that you're an OMC/Bombardier guy. Why trash this product offering?
captbone posted 06-23-2003 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I am an omc man and a yamaha man thru and thru, I am sorry if I sounded like I am trashing this motor. I am not. I just think that it is just another 200 hp motor with special stickers and nothing more. I was just suggesting that if anyone already has a 200 merc that they could turn it into a classic limited edition with just a sticker swap. I think that would be a good idea to turn your late 90s motor in a new looking (cool looking) motor. Because the motor will be just a standard 200 with a certificate, I can not image it would be worth anything else at resale except to the very rare collector. I was not trashing this motor.
lhg posted 06-23-2003 08:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I think the package also comes with a large, heavy duty engine display stand, probably a $1000 item alone. I see this offering more as a Dealer showroom display item, or for a indiduvual collector who will diplay it on it's stand, rather than for installation on a boat. I don't think they sell it without the stand. Cost, anybody know?
captbone posted 06-23-2003 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
If you are going to get it without the stand, then you are just paying for the stickers and a piecie of paper that says it is one of the 2000 made, but without the stand it will not be a collecter. I still think a good sticker shop can make you a 1 of 1 limited edition classic mercury better than merc.
lhg posted 06-23-2003 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Is Mercury not entitled to the same rights regarding Intellectual Property and trademark infringement as others? It would seem not listening to the Capt. This discussion is going nowhere.
captbone posted 06-24-2003 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I just dont think it is worth it and I dont think it is a piece of history. It is just a 200 merc with different stickers and a stand that will be useless if you use your motor (like 99.99% of people). I think that merc really cheaped it when I think that they should have made a real chrome and metal cowl and maybe made the engine green or white like it was. They are just throwing stickers on and expecting us to swoon over a so called limited edition classic 200 hp. If they just offered it as an appearance package for the same price then fine but to call a set of stickers a limited edition classic only 2000 made and charge extra is alittle far out for me. But THIS IS JUST MY OPINION and I respect everyone elses.
jimh posted 06-24-2003 11:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
In the marketing of everything these days there is a nostalgia craze. So it is not surprising that Mercury might have an outboard with a retro-look.
lhg posted 06-24-2003 12:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
From the photo I have seen, the graphics looks like the mid-60's era red graphics. A friend had a 1968 Merc 650 on his Nauset, and the graphics look similar. Jim, I'll drop the 2 page ad on this in the mail to you.

As to "Anniversary" editions of anything, I'm not sure they are huge sellers. BW has tried this several times, with limited results, I believe.

Because this engine comes with what appears to be a large, heavy, highly designed steel stand, it is mostly intended for Dealerships and "collectible minded customers". This is not like some 10 horse engine that goes on the rowboat for the summer, then sits on a sawhorse in the garage for the winter. I can't even imagine someone doing something like that with a 430 lb 200. So these engines are not going to run from what I can tell.

Along the lines of what the "Capt" is saying, Mercury might have the germ of an idea here, and are missing the REAL market, guys that want to put these on their boats, in single, or twin installations, and don't need stands and all the other stuff. The graphics look good, and for some reasonable upcharge, could buy the engine, or any Merc 75-250, with "Classic" markings instead of current graphics. I think they'd be hot sellers.

One of these in 75/90 HP version would look real cool on a blue and white 16" Classic Nauset, for instance.

Bigshot posted 06-24-2003 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ah....You have finaly agreed with me Larry about mercury reliabilty in your quote; "So these engines are not going to run from what I can tell."

Just ribbing ya!

Bigshot posted 06-24-2003 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Called Merc and no info available. List is $12,315 for the EFI w/stand. Where can I see a pic?
lhg posted 06-24-2003 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The price sounds reasonable, it seems. Nick, you should get one for your "Newtauk", or is it "Monport" and use that little toy 70 for a kicker!!!

Got to say I would love to have a pair of those on my 25.
I wonder if Mercury would give me a special deal, and they could keep the stands.

Bigshot posted 06-24-2003 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ya think the static trim would be OK on my Frankenwhaler?

Where can I see a pic?

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