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Merc 500
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General Information:

  • This model was painted all "Phantom Black."
  • The serial number was on a plate riveted to the swivel bracket above and between the clamp screws..
  • Serial numbers 2116318 thru 2305100 were 1967 models.
  • Serial numbers 2305101 thru 2480534 were 1968 models.
  • Serial numbers 2514919 thru 2736806 were 1969 models.
  • 1967-69 Merc 500's were produced in Merc 500M (Manual Starting, Short Shaft,) Merc 500ML (Manual Starting, Long Shaft,) Merc 500S (Electric Starting, Short Shaft without Alternator,) Merc 500SL (Electric Starting, Long Shaft, without Alternator, Merc 500E (Electric Starting, Short Shaft, with Alternator) and Merc 500EL (Electric Starting, Long Shaft, with Alternator)