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General Information:

  • This model was painted all "Cloud White," except for the black & white wraparound cowl. 
  • The serial numbers was on a plate riveted to the swivel bracket above and between the clamp screws..
  • Serial numbers 1279685 thru 1366647 were 1960 models.
  • Serial numbers 1384806 thru 1397580 were 1961 models.
  • Merc 400's were produced as Merc 400M (Manual Starting, Short Shaft), Merc 400ML (Manual Starting, Long Shaft), Merc 400S (Electric Starting, Short Shaft, without Alternator), Merc 400E (Electric Starting, Short Shaft, with Alternator), and Merc 400EL (Electric Starting, Long Shaft with Alternator), as well as Merc 400SL (Electric Starting, Long Shaft, without Alternator).