They are for sale but are being sold as one lot, the widow is asking $750,000 for the collection and will not sell individual motors
The collection seems to have every sort of outboard ever made, including some of the very earliest and rarest — such as one that Admiral Byrd had made of brass to deal with the harsh, salt-water conditions at the North Pole, it was bought from the Byrd family.
Bess’s health got better and Ole had his new engine, but he didn’t know quite what to do with it. After all, he’d not only sold his company, but the rights to the Evinrude name.
“We’ll start our own company,” Bess said, and came up with the new name — ELTO: E for Evinrude, L for Light, T for Twin and O for Outboard.
By 1924 Elto had grown larger than the former Evinrude and Ole bought back both his old company and the rights to his own name.