Here is one of the rarest, vintage ignition model airplane / tether cars engines from the earliest days of model engine manufacturing. Seldom found, this is a Loutrel.
517 manufactured in 1931 by Louis Loutrel. It has sandcast cases, head and cylinder The case has engine number 152 stamped as shown. In all my research I have only found reference to two other Loutrel engines, with numbers 154 and 156. Loutrel eventually took over the Weiss engine, redesigned it to eliminate the rear timer, upped the displacement from. They went on to mass produced their version of Loutrels motor called the GHQ which proved to be a cheaply made motor that seldom actually ran.
The engine box is as I found it, and included the motor, the wire wound coil and condenser as shown. There is also one extra timer base with long adjustment screw. Appears entirely as 100% original vintage with slight residue of fuel / oil staining indicating it was once run. The motor turns freely [the way I found it] and has good compression.
It is entirely in as found condition, not opened up, not restored in any way. The motor has one AC spark plug as found. There are no broken lugs or cooling fins. I can see the ringed piston.
All fasteners appear as original vintage parts. The item "1931 Loutrel ignition model airplane tether car engine motor #152 VERY RARE" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Radio Control & Control Line\Control Line & Free Flight". The seller is "toolguy4u" and is located in El Cajon, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.