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Does This Tractor Have Any Collector Value At All?

1969 huffy caprice

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#1 rgm2112 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Hello, just wondering if this tractor has any value. It hadn't run since the late 70's. I cleaned the tank today, replaced the fuel filter, cleaned out the bowl, and it fired right up. Smoked for a bit but then settled down and it's running perfect now. Blades are dull but the mower works also.

Thank You,

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 02:28 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  I moved your post out to the garden forum so it would get more exposure.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 03:47 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. I'm not familiar with that tractor so I can't help on the collector value. Pretty impressive that it was that easy to get running after 35 years. 


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 04:49 PM

:welcometogttalk:


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 05:48 PM

You know I usually hate little tractors, but that one is Neat!  Who is manufacturer? Have a tag?  I like the shift lever being long and "right there" to grab, and that engine must be a direct drive nearly to mower deck??  I've seen tractors with engines ahead and way back almost sitting on them, yet this one is in between, a little diff. I like it. Sure it has some value, big or small, everything has value. If wasn't so far, I would even like to see. Would have to be cheap for me to buy, but kinda neat, bigger tires, and some items make it look heavier made. What horse is that?


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:28 PM

As far as value, you have to understand that no one gets rich selling GTs. If a person likes these little mowers, or if they like Huffys, or???; they will like it for a reasonable price. What's reasonable? That's between them and you.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:49 PM

My wife would like to buy it because it is "cute" !


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:41 PM

My wife would like to buy it because it is "cute" !

Mine would too,

It is a cute little tractor, I wonder how it would work with a 15.5 briggs in it.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:22 PM

Welcome aboard! :wave:  my 2cents: Give it some TLC, use it and with any luck it'll multiply into more vintage era GTs. Or,  somebody'll drive by,see it and haf ta  have it & throw ya an offer. Either way, Enjoy!


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Posted June 19, 2014 - 04:13 AM

Its a Huffy Caprice.... 8hp B+S?... mid 60s I would guess, guys that have them always really like them, supposed to be a good little tractor. It wouldnt be worth alot... but some collector might pay a few bucks for it.


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Posted June 19, 2014 - 06:11 AM

Thank you all for your advice and comments. I don't have very much experience with tractors at all, so this is an uneducated opinion, but this little Huffy seems to be well built. After I made the post here I greased all the fittings and actually mowed with it. Everything is working fine, as if it hadn't sat since the 70's.

Thanks again to everyone,

Ron



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 12:47 PM

You'll be able to date it using the engine id #s on the tin cover, check http://www4.briggsan...tion System.pdf

 

The tractor will be a few months later than the engine. Ive seen threads on them at a couple differant forums so if you look around Im sure you can find other Huffy owners that may have a better idea of value... but dont expect alot... couple hundred bucks at best I would think, and thats only from somebody that already has one or more. There isnt alot of truely collectable garden tractors, although we see ads all the time from sellers that seem to think there is. 

 

"IF" it was mine.... I would clean it up as best I can, do any repairs required as cheaply as possible... and use it, for many of us the enjoyment we get from old garden/lawn tractors is worth far more than the $$$ value.

 

"WARNING" .... it is a VERY addicting hobby;)


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Posted June 20, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Huffy caprice.

neat little tractor.





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