One of the early Polaris sleds with a fiberglass hood was the Lil' Andy, which was built only for the 1965 season. The Lil' Andy ran well and showed Polaris that a small sled was worth developing.
The Lil' Andy was the creation of Polaris engineer Andy Wells, for whom it was named. The sled took the idea of building a small and sporty snowmobile to its minimalist extreme and it worked. The displayed design blueprint has been autographed by Mr. Wells. The Lil' Andy was powered by either a 6hp Lauson or an 8hp JLO engine. The overall weight of the machine was 250#.
The Lil' Andy was a successful initial venture into what was a truly compact snowmobile. The sled was in the lineup just one year and was succeeded by the Colt, which was more refined in design and size.
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