I went to look at a 1476 and it followed me home. It was bought from the original owner, a man in his 70's a few years ago. Garaged all it's working years and supposedly only use to mow grass. The deck is really nice, has a bearing that is starting to growl may need replacement.
The hydro was dry and exceptionally responsive, drive line was tight, front wheel bearings tight, steering is tight, no oil leaks on the motor, has original exhaust system and original exhaust hanger system as pictured in the original Bolens catalogs, which is incredibly solid. I have yet to ever seen one with original exhaust, chrome exhaust shield and hanger system.
The original owner installed an hour meter on it when he purchased the tractor, it shows 1107 hours and still works fine. The motor seems to run well. The carb has been rebuilt, new Carlisle tires all around and the s/g was professionaly rebuilt by a local shop. It charges well as it should. All the lights work. My plan is to take things apart and make this a really pretty tractor. As of right now I don't see a lot of serious mechanical work that will need to be done until I get in there and really look. It seems as if this is a pretty nice original tractor that has not been messed with too much. Here are a few pictures of it.