Lietha, of Tomahawk, WI has sent along information concerning two
Chris-Craft Commanders he owns that originally were purchased by
Kiekhaefer Corporation, as was their practice for all competitor's
motors. Their findings undoubtedly hurried along the process of
Chris-Craft retreating from the manufacture of outboards, and, of
course, the subsequent acquisition by Oliver.
Cover letter from Ronald enclosing the information contained in this article. Note the references to various articles in the Antique Outboard Motor Club's Antique Outboarder Magazine. If you have access to these editions, it will be well worth the effort to revisit them.
And....here they are - Carl's Chris-Crafts!