Is a 1972 Johnson outboard considered an "antique", or "collectable"?
There are guys still running outboards from the 50s and doing it with confidence. And, yes, those old 2 cycle outboards will keep right on tickin'.Mister ED said:It they are taken care of, most are like a Timex watch ... 'Take a lickin and keep on ticken'.
If it runs great ... that's what matters. Don't be concerned about the antique value. It's value is because it is a good running, dependable OB. So ... get out and use it! Parts are still readily available, and in fact I'd bet that your '72 and my '62 use the same ignition components along with some other parts.trusty said:Ed, it's a 4hp & runs great!
Some things aren't considered as antique until they are over 100 years old.jampg said:Antique & Classic Boat Society classifies boats as follows:
1969 to present: Contemporary
1943 to 1968 Classic
1919 to 1042 Antique
prior to 1919 Historic
Not sure if this is the same for outboards.