1974 Ski Doo Elite: In 1973, the snowmobile industry orders were declining. Ski Doo only released one model for the 1973 season, which was the Elite. Only 227 this side-by-side were produced. It had a rear engine and the color was changed from the traditional yellow to white. It had a 436cc, 28 hp engine, with electric start and reverse.
In 1974, with very weak sales, no Elites were produced. They re-identified the machines in stock and 1975 models. After 1975 they stopped making them for 3 years. They re-entered the market in 1978, but were unable to survive. A third try was made in 2004, with a three cylinder 1494cc 4 stroke engine, but the price was $24,999 Canadian. This Elite only lasted 2 years.
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