Virtual Museum

Arctic Cat Collection

1965 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Actco Enterprises Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: 120-D
Engine: Kohler 8 h.p.
Serial#: 512-2260
List price when sold: $765.00
Special Note: Equipted with a reverse transmission
On Loan to the Museum by: Paul Gagnon

1965 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Actco Enterprises Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: 450-D
Engine: Kohler 10 h.p.
Serial#: 545-1806
List price when sold: $1295.00
Donated by: Paul Doherty of Gorham, New Hampshire

1966 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Actco Enterprises Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: 100
Engine: Kohler 8 h.p.
Serial#: 600-4777
List price when sold: $635.00
Special Note: This was the last year of the metal cab model 100’s
Donated by: Unknown

1967 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Actco Enterprises Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: Cougar C-15J
Engine: JLO 292 cc
Serial#: C7-7928
List price when sold: $895.00
Special Note: Equiped with a removable gas tank for easy refueling
Donated by: Roland Either and A-1 Sports Center of Manchester, New Hampshire

1967 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Actco Enterprises Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: Panther P-8
Engine: Kohler K181 8 h.p.
Serial#: BP7-7165
List price when sold: $895.00
Donated by: Johns Cycle Shop of Wilton, New Hampshire

1975 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Actco Enterprises Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: Trail Cat
Engine: Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle 10 h.p.
Serial#: 5033947
List price when sold: Unknown
Donated by: Sam Baker of Ashland, New Hampshire

1992 ARCTIC CAT

Manufactured by: Arctco Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: Panther
Engine: Suzuki 440 fan cooled
Serial#: 9217784
List price when sold: Unknown
Special Note: This machine is one of four that made a 10,252 mile trip from Alaska to Nova Scotia. This machine was operated by Denis Boucher and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It took 56 days of trail riding to complete this trip in 1992.
Donated by: Arctco Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Bolens Collection

1966 BOLENS HUS-SKI

Manufactured by: Food and Machinery Corp. (FMC), Port Washington, Wisconsin
Model: 444
Engine: JLO 252 cc
Serial#: Unknown
List price when sold: $695.00
Donated by: Jim and Betsy Graham of Center Harbor, New Hampshire

1968 BOLENS DIABLO ROUGE

Manufactured by: Food and Machinery Corp. (FMC), Port Washington, Wisconsin
Model: 502
Engine: Hirth 300 cc
Serial#: 20045
List price when sold: $970.00
Donated by: Unknown
Restored by: Jim and Betsy Graham of Center Harbor, New Hampshire

1971 BOLENS

Manufactured by: Food and Machinery Corp. (FMC), Port Washington, Wisconsin
Model: 80399
Engine: Bolens 399 cc triple cylinder 28 h.p.
Serial#: 2598
List price when sold: $1245.00
Donated by: George and Stephen Burdick of Salisbury, New Hampshire
Bombardier Collection


A full line of Ski-doo snowmobiles from 1960 to 1966, 1969, and 1970.

BOMBARDIER IN 1961

Please take special notice to the three 1961 Ski-Doo snowmachines and the changes which took place in this year.   Ski-doo Sr# 61260 is equipped with coil spring front suspension and wooden skis, similar to the 1960 Ski-doo Sr# 6022.  Ski-Doo Sr# 61366 has leaf spring front suspension and wooden skis.  The leaf spring suspension appears again on Ski-Doo Sr# 611122, but the wooden skis have been replaced with steel skis.  The Leaf springs proved to give a better ride and the steel skis were more durable.  These changes proved as great advancements in the snowmobiling industry and are still used today on a few models, by many companies.  Armand Bombardier was a very talented Canadian Inventor with his eyes always set on the future and never satisfied with the present.   He surely left his mark on the Industry he helped invent.

SERIAL NUMBERS

Early Bombardier serial numbers can be easily deciphered, if one knows how to read them.
  • In 1960 serial numbers read 60-###
    • The first 2 digits reveal the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.
  • In 1961 serial numbers read 61-####
    • Once again the first two digits reveal the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.
    • 1961 Special Serial Number Info.
      • Serial Number Modification
        • 61300 & Earlier
          • Wood skis and coil springs.
        • 61300 & Up
          • Wood skis with leaf springs.
        • 611039 & Up
          • Steel skis with leaf springs.
        • 611400 & Up
          • New rear bogie suspension
  • In 1962 serial numbers read 62-####
    • Yet, Once again the first two digits reveal the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.  Things change slightly in 1963.In 1963 serial numbers read 3-####.  This time the first digit reveals the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.
  • In 1964 serial numbers read 4-####
    • Once again, just like 1963, the first digit reveals the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.  Things change slightly again in 1965.
  • In 1965 serial numbers read #####A5 or #####B5
    • This simply reverses what happen before.  The first digits are the actual machine number and the last digit is the last digit of the year of manufacture.  Things change slightly again in 1966.
  • In 1966 serial numbers read BB6-#####
    • This simply means that the third digit in from the left is  the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.
  • In 1967 serial numbers for a 1967 Olympique read BB7-#####
    • Just like 1966, this simply means that the third digit in from the left is  the year of manufacture, the others are the actual machine number.

BOMBARDIER FACTS BY YEAR

  • 1959
    • 6 sleds built by Armand Bombardier with Planitary Gear Transmissions, 1 remains on display at the Bombardier Museum in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • 1960
    • 226 sleds built with coil sprung wood skis, slide throttle, and 7 h.p. Kohler engine.
  • 1961
    • 1200 sleds built with many ski and suspension updates.  USA sleds equipped with a 7 h.p. Kohler.  Canadian sleds equipped with 9 h.p. JLO.
  • 1962
    • First smaller steel chassis sled built, called the Alpine.
  • 1963
    • First year for fiberglass hoods & Twin tracks.
  • 1964
    • Similar to 1963 model sleds except for dash board.
  • 1965
    • First year for the Olympique.   1966- Super Olympique arrives with a Rotax 250, dual carb engine.

1960 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Engine:  Kohler 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 6022
  • List price when sold:  $1095.00
  • First Machine sold in New Hampshire by Timberland Machine Inc., of Lancaster, New Hampshire.
  • Purchased by David Parks, of Lancaster in February of 1960.
  • Donated to Division of Parks by Alain Chardon, President of Timberland Machine Inc., in 1985.

1961 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Engine:  Kohler 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 61260
  • List price when sold:  $1095.00
  • Second machine sold in New Hampshire by Timberland Machines Inc., of Lancaster, New Hampshire.
  • Purchased by Baron Von Panze, builder and owner of Mittersill Resort in Franconia, New Hampshire.
  • Donated to Division of Parks by Baron Von Panze,  in 1982.

1961 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Engine:  Kohler 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 61366
  • List price when sold:  $1095.00
  • Notice that this machine is equipped with an optional Miller Bicycle Headlight and Generator.
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1961 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Engine:  Kohler 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 611122
  • List price when sold:  $1095.00
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1962 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Model: K-62
  • Engine:  Kohler K161 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 623055
  • List price when sold:  $895.00
  • Bombardier offered three different h.p. engines to there customers:
    • JLO 6 h.p.
    • Kohler 7 h.p.
    • JLO 8 h.p.
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1963 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Model: R
  • Engine:  Kohler 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 37293K
  • List price when sold:  $795.00
  • Notice that the cowl is fiberglass, not metal as in previous years.
  • This was also the first year of the Rotax engine, although this machine is not equipped with one.
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1964 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Built by Armand Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Model: BR-9
  • Engine:  Rotax 9.2 h.p.   2 stroke
  • Serial# 42317
  • List price when sold:  $795.00
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1965 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Manufactured by Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Model: Olympic
  • Engine:  Kohler 7 h.p.
  • Serial# 1677K5
  • List price when sold:  $795.00
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1966 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Manufactured by Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Model: Olympic
  • Engine:  Rotax 10 h.p.
  • Serial# BB619672
  • List price when sold:  $795.00
  • This machine is one of seven Bombardier snowmachines which were restored and donated to New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association by William Robbins of Cold Brook, New York, in 1993.

1969 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Manufactured by Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  •  Model: Olympic 320 AS
  •  Engine:  Rotax 318 cc 18 h.p.
  •  Serial# 6912224513
  •  List price when sold:  $895.00
  •  Displayed on a vintage single snowmobile trailer.
  •  Donated by Robert “Eli” Whitney of Penacook, New Hampshire.

1970 BOMBARDIER SKI-DOO

  • Manufactured by Bombardier, of Valcourt, Quebec, Canada.
  • Model: Olympic
  • Engine:  Rotax 12.3 h.p.
  • Serial# 7010329468
  • List price when sold:  $695.00
  • Donated by Steve Osborn of Boscawen, New Hampshire.


Kohler engines were at the heart of these early sleds.

Continent Crossing

1992 Arctic Cat

Manufactured by: Arctco Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Model: Panther
Engine: Suzuki 440 fan cooled
Serial#: 9217784
List price when sold: Unknown
Special Note: This machine is one of four that made a 10,252 mile trip from Alaska to Nova Scotia. This machine was operated by Denis Boucher and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It took 56 days of trail riding to complete this trip in 1992.
Donated by: Arctco Inc., Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Eliason Collection

1953 ELIASON MOTOR TOBOGGAN

Manufactured by: Four Wheel Drive Co., of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Model: K-12
Engine: Briggs & Stratton 8 1/2 h.p.
Serial#: 1084
List price when sold: Unknown
Special Note: Originaly purchased by Franconia Paper Co., of Franconia, New Hampshire in 1954.
Purchased by: BOHV in 1976 from Charles Whittier of Bethlehem, New Hampshire for display in the newly proposed Antique Snowmobile Museum
Lombard Collection

1918 LOMBARD LOG HAULER

Built in the 1920’s, this machine has a gas rather than a steam engine. These machines were used in winter logging operations. It was retrieved from Eagle Lake, Maine by Timberland Machines of Lancaster, New Hampshire. Timberland Machines restored it using pieces from 3 machines to display condition and donated it to the State of New Hampshire.

Mini Snowmobile Collection

1965 POLARIS

Manufactured by: Polaris Manufacturing Co., of Roseau, Minnesota
Model: Lil’ Andy J-8-H
Engine: JLO 8 h.p.
Serial#: 65-315
List price when sold: $649.00
Donated by: Detroit Hood of Ringe, New Hampshire

1971 MINI MOTO SKI

Manufactured by: Unknown
Model: IFIJ
Engine: JLO L223 No rated h.p.
Serial#: 2294
List price when sold: $595.00
Special Note: This machine was purchased new from Thurstons Marina of Weirs Beech, New Hampshire
Donated by: The Dolan Family of North Sandwich, New Hampshire

1971 SNO CUB

Manufactured by: Yardman Corp., Jackmson, Michigan
Model: 6300-0
Engine: JLO L99 100 cc 5 h.p.
Serial#: Y-1875
List price when sold: $399.95
Donated by: Gus Swenson of Boscawen, New Hampshire

1971 SNO CUB

Manufactured by: Yardman Corp., Jackmson, Michigan
Model: 6300-0
Engine: JLO L99 100 cc 5 h.p.
Serial#: Y-3317
List price when sold: $399.95
Donated by: Steve Fellows Chain Saws of Lepster, New Hampshire

1970 SNO PONY

Manufactured by: Couparral Corp., Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota
Model: Express
Engine: Chrysler 134 cc 10 h.p.
Serial#: 30092
List price when sold: $649.95
Donated by: Unknown
Model T White Collection

Virgil White of Ossipee, New Hampshire, converted the Model ‘T’ Ford, and later the Model ‘A’, into a snow travelling vehicle. During a ten year period in the 1920’s, White built and sold 25,000 of these units and patented the name “snowmobile.”

Restoration Complete 12/1/2008 – THANKS GENEROUS DONORS!!!

Our Model T Ford White Snowmobile was in need of a full restoration, and we needed the sled community’s help. We knew the project would be the most expensive venture we had undertaken to date. Although an exact price was not known, we could imagine it might be in the neighborhood of $5,000 – $10,000 depending on the extent of the project. We were looking for donations of all shapes and sizes and you answered with donations beyond our imagination. Some donated money, others parts, and some their time!!!

Moto-Ski Collection

1963 MOTO SKI

Manufactured by: [ Moto-Ski ]
Model: Unknown
Engine: JLO 247 cc 9 h.p.
Serial#: Unknown
List price when sold: Unknown
Special Note: This is the first year of the metal cab
Restored and Donated by: Bickford’s Sport Shop, Sam and Sue Bickford of Epsom, New Hampshire

1970 MOTO SKI

Manufactured by: [ Moto-Ski ]
Model: Zephyr 340
Engine: Hirth 340 cc
Serial#: C3H701363
List price when sold: $960.00
Special Note: This machine was owned and operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

1971 MINI MOTO SKI

Manufactured by: [ Moto-Ski ]
Model: IFIJ
Engine: JLO L223 No rated h.p.
Serial#: 2294
List price when sold: $595.00
Special Note: This machine was purchased new from Thurstons Marina of Weirs Beech, New Hampshire
Donated by: The Dolan Family of North Sandwich, New Hampshire
Oddball Collection

1964 HOME-MADE

This unique snowmachine was made by: Carl Maier
Donated by: Carl’s son Richard of Barrington, New Hampshire

1965 EVINRUDE

Manufactured by: Evinrude Motors of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Model: E1400 Skeeter
Engine: OMC Engine 362 cc 14 h.p.
Serial#: 002221
List price when sold: $895.00
Donated by: George Boley of Newfields, Maine

1968 SEARS

Manufactured by: Scorpion for Sears, Crosby, Minnesota
Model: Sno Cruiser 813 658000
Engine: JLO 292 cc
Serial#: 3052
List price when sold: Unknown
Donated by: Walter Lyond of Natic, Massachusetts

1968 SNOW BUG

Manufactured by: Original Equipment Manufacturing Ltd., Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Model: 019-68
Engine: Hirth 18 h.p.
Serial#: 68-50
List price when sold: $985.00
Restored by: Steve Cambell of Millinocket, Maine
Donated by: Bob Anderson

1969 HOMELITE

Manufactured by: Textron Inc., Port Chester, New York
Model: Forester 61002
Engine: JLO 297 cc 18 h.p.
Serial#: 10 292 10
List price when sold: $995.00
Donated by: Lewis Tuttle of Lee, New Hampshire

1969 HOMELITE

Manufactured by: Textron Inc., Port Chester, New York
Model: Ranger 61003
Engine: Husqvarna 147 cc 10 h.p.
Serial#: 12358-681
List price when sold: $625.00
Donated by: Don LaRoche of Berlin, New Hampshire

1969 SKI-DADDLER

Manufactured by: American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF), York, Pennsylvania
Model: Super Scout III 5815200
Engine: JLO 380 cc 23 1/2 h.p.
Serial#: Y53497
List price when sold: $1099.95
Donated by: Haggets Marina of Concord, New Hampshire

1969 SNO GHIA

 
Manufactured by: Autotechnic Inc. of Drummondville, Que. Canada
Model: Unknown
Engine: SACHS 297 cc
Serial#: Unknown
List price when sold: Unknown
Purchased from: Virginia LaRock of Beaver Falls, New York on October 2, 1994 by the New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Association for display. The machine was still in the factory crate and had never been assembled.

1970 SKI-DADDLER

Manufactured by: American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF), York, Pennsylvania
Model: SD 15 P10A
Engine: JLO 295 cc 19 1/2 h.p.
Serial#: 73
List price when sold: $875.00
Donated by: Carman Dusso

1970 MERCURY

Manufactured by Kiekhaefer Mercury Division, Brunswick Corp., Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Model: 250 ER
Engine: Kiekhaefer 439 cc
Serial# Unknown
List price when sold: $1350.00
Donated by B+D Enterprises of Tilton, New Hampshire.

1970 SNO PONY

Manufactured by Couparral Corp., Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Model: Express
Engine: Chrysler 134 cc 10 h.p.
Serial# 30092
List price when sold: $649.95
Donated by unknown

1971 SNO CUB

Manufactured by Yardman Corp., Jackmson, Michigan.
Model: 6300-0
Engine: JLO L99 100 cc 5 h.p.
Serial# Y-1875
List price when sold: $399.95
Donated by Gus Swenson of Boscawen, New Hampshire.

1971 SNO CUB

Manufactured by Yardman Corp., Jackmson, Michigan.
Model: 6300-0
Engine: JLO L99 100 cc 5 h.p.
Serial# Y-3317
List price when sold: $399.95
Donated by Steve Fellows Chain Saws of Lepster, New Hampshire.

1973 INOVAR SNO COUPE

Manufactured by Inovar Industries, Dunnell, Minnesota.
Model: NP125G
Engine: Polaris 488 cc
Serial# 1138
List price when sold: $2695.00
Special Note: The chassis and running gear of this snowmachine is a Polaris Voyager. Inovar Industries built the cab and accessories.
Donated by Amherst Area Sno Runners.

1973 MASSEY-FERGUSON

Manufactured by Massey-Ferguson Inc.
Model: Ski Whiz 440 WT Series II
Engine: Rockwell JLO Twin cylinder 40 h.p.
Serial# 1912250416
List price when sold: $1275.00
Donated by unknown

 

FIRST AID SNOW-CRUISER EMERGENCY UNIT

Donated by Monadnock Sno-Moles

More Odd Ball Sleds

If you have a sled you would like to donate, email us at stephenburdick@nhsnowmobilemuseum.com

Polaris Collection

1961 POLARIS RANGER

Manufactured by: Hetten Hoist and Derrick Co., of Roseau, Minnesota
Model: K95
Engine: Kohler 9 1/2 h.p.
Serial#:
List price when sold: $985.00
Special Note: One of the first three Polaris snowmachines sold in New Hampshire
Donated to Division of Parks by: Paul T. Doherty, Former Parks Director

1963 POLARIS SNO-TRAVELER

Manufactured by: Polaris Manufacturing Co., of Roseau, Minnesota
Model: L-60
Engine: Lauson 6 h.p.
Serial#: 63-170
List price when sold: $549.00
On Loan to the Museum by: Denis Dupuis

1963 POLARIS SNO-TRAVELER

Manufactured by: Polaris Manufacturing Co., of Roseau, Minnesota
Model: KE-95D
Engine: Kohler 9 1/2 h.p.
Serial#: 63-1128
List price when sold: $1140.00
Purchased by: Originaly purchased by the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department in 1963, Fish & Game being the first State Agency to use snowmobiles. This unit is one of the three original machines purchased for use by Conservation Officers.

1965 POLARIS

Manufactured by: Polaris Manufacturing Co., of Roseau, Minnesota
Model: Lil’ Andy J-8-H
Engine: JLO 8 h.p.
Serial#: 65-315
List price when sold: $649.00
Donated by: Detroit Hood of Ringe, New Hampshire

1965 POLARIS SNO-TRAVELER

Manufactured by: Polaris Manufacturing Co., of Roseau, Minnesota
Model: K-10-H
Engine: Kohler 10 h.p.
Serial#: 652811
List price when sold: $995.00
Donated to Division of Parks by: Mamie Lang and family, of Littleton, New Hampshire in memory of Andrew V. Lang, a long time employee of the New Hampshire Department of Public Works and Highways
Yamaha Collection

1968 YAMAHA

Manufactured by: Yamaha Motor Corp., Japan.
Distributed by: Yamaha International Corp., Los Angeles, California
Model: SL350
Engine: Yamaha 20 h.p. NOT OIL INJECTED
Serial#: 00223
List price when sold: $975.00
Special Note: First Yamaha model to be imported into the USA. This machine is equipped with dual carburetors
Donated by: Roger Godbout of Sportsmans Cycle, Turner, Maine

1969 YAMAHA

Manufactured by: Yamaha Motor Corp., Japan.
Distributed by: Yamaha International Corp., Los Angeles, California
Model: SL351
Engine: Yamaha 23 h.p. OIL INJECTED
Serial#: Unknown
List price when sold: $975.00
Special Note: Notice this machine is equipped with an Oil Injection System and only one carburetor, unlike the previous year. This Oil Injection System is one of the great advances of the Industry, it eliminated the mixing of gas and oil in a can. All existing Manufacturers offer this as standard equipment.
Donated by: Carol Foss of Loudon, New Hampshire
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