Don't want to Rain on the celebration BUT.....What the heck is the ELF model and why is it so wanted?? Is it foreign sold only? Wouldn't it just be a diff painted model similar to what US had for them? And one could paint up one of those and no one would ever know you did diff? AND, if you paint this one up, who's to say that you didn't Do just that? Is this gonna stay As Is just to be proven?? I like GT's too, but guess not Crazy enough to dive this deep into a purchase/project. Flame Suit is ON!
Thanks for bring your questions to light. I haven't really posted a lot of
details about this tractor yet, due to time constraints. As someone else said (Kenny
I think) there are other threads here about the Elf model. I plan on posting as much info about
the Elf, as possible, when I can, and as I find out more.
For the time being.
In 1963, which is the first year that MF ventured into the GT market, they went
to Dura Corp in the US, and to Gutbrod in Germany. They had them produce, and distribute GTs.
In the US, the MF7Exec was produced, and about 680 where sold. In Germany, the Gutbrod 1030 was
altered, by putting a cast iron grill on(same as the MF7E) and a differt hood. They painted it yellow
just as the MF7E, but it is a totally different machine as the MF7E. (I uploaded a manual this morning)
Apperently, only 150 where sold. That makes sense to me, considering post war europe. I hope that's enough for now.
As far as being crazy enough to dive in this deep. Well, yeah, I am.
But besides that, I'm a Canadian, and during it's hay days, MF was the world's largest
tractor company. It's part of our history, that I'm proud of.
As far as you raining on the celebration, and questioning whether it'll be a fake, don't worry, it's real, and
the drizzle is much appreciated. The grass is starting to get brown. We all know
what to much time in the heat can do.