Settled on a price and a day,
Good for you! That's a great machine, and truly scarce in that condition. I'm drooling over it!
I'm sure a 'steal' can be found on them now and again, but for a collector, they are unique, and drive a higher price than their Simplicity and Allis counterparts. Personally, it's my favorite color of the Simplicity-built roundhood tractors. Having taken mine to shows, I get more comments and questions on the Wards, than anything else. Folks will stroll past my Allis Loader and look, but they STOP when they get to the bronze one.
Mine was pretty darn rough, and non-running when I gave $300 for it, with just a deck. The one listed is in rare condition, has OEM lights ($100/pair), original Riverside tires, the super condition blower, and is presumably a good runner. I could see $600 as a very fair price....maybe the $700, to the right guy.