Dating abu garcia ambassadeur
In 1995, about the time I realized I wanted to collect these reels seriously, I met Simon Shimomura at the Houston, Texas NFLCC show.
He was very kind to me as he explained what was wrong with a 5000 I found in the field. It had the wrong style handle, wrong type pillar screws for that year’s model, and so on.
My introduction to collecting tackle started with lures and quickly spread to reels.
0232 stands for #232 and G stands for Garcia where item was shipped.
Simon Shimomura, author of three books on collectible Ambassadeur reels has sought for 20 years to find a single example of these missing serial numbers without success.
On September 7, 2013, a gentleman contacted me with pictures of his 5000 De Luxe with serial number #223.
To my knowledge, no one has ever stepped forward with confirmation of a 5000 De Luxe carrying a serial number larger than #10 but smaller than #232."Production and shipping record for this model starts with serial number #232.
There is no previous numbers entered into the record book.