Just my 2 cents on these bush hogs. A restored/refreshed v4-7 sold at auction this past fall, down by me, for $750 with a small plow. It was the wrong color and I believe the seat cushions were incorrect as well. This T-63 has been up for sale before. I am pretty sure the serial number is 2014. I only have one that is dated after it and that is 2034. I know the price is high, but you buy one for $300-400 to fix up- repaint it and get it running correctly - what is it worth? I have seen almost zero T-63's pop up for sale in the past 2 years. I paid $300 for mine with a front plow. I have had to rebuild the transaxle. That does not count the cost to go pick it up and bring it home. I think a good refreshed BH
tractor should bring for $500-600 and if the paint job is professional with new tires even more. I know of a nice restored D4-10 that sold for $650. I think the buyer got an awesome deal. Personally, I have a hard time paying these type of prices as well. Like many of us BH
collectors, I enjoy restoring them and the satisfaction of showing my work. But in areas of the country where they do not come up often for sale, buying a decent tractor you can take to a show for $600 plus or minus, maybe money well spent. Especially if the buyer does not want or have the skills or time to restore one. As I collect more of these tractors, a nicely restored or original at a higher price seems more like the better choice. My time is becoming more valuable as I get older. :-) just my 2 cents. Does not mean I am right, just how my views have evolved on finding, buying, and collecting these tractors.