I'd buy that if they are not asking $$$$ for it. The moisture on the hood looks like maybe oil got on there or soot from the exhaust if it was running rich, like on choke. Looks low hours to me, 5 hrs or 150 it's still in better shape then any I've seen.
If it is not original than whoever has it did an amazing job of cleaning it!!!!! I don't even see any dirt or grime around the carb where you would normally see it, even after 10 hour of use dirt will build up there and be a tell tale sign. I agree that the blade has definitely been repainted, but otherwise I would say very nice machine, better than anything I have here. I know this is against the rule but how much $$$$$ That would be the deciding factor for me. some people think these old gt's in good cond are solid gold. Good luck and keep us posted
He originally wanted $1000 for it (it came with a lawn roller, spreader, sweeper). I called him and he said he would only come down to $800 for just the tractor and blade. I thought that seemed a bit high, so I asked to see some pictures. I wanted to see if it really looked as good as he says it is. It looked overall very nice, but not nice enough to give $800. If I really knew it had VERY FEW ours, I might have paid that for it. I offered him $500, but he didn't want to go that low (he's trying to raise money so he won't loose his farm, and, someone else said that they would give him $1000, and that was without even looking at the tractor). I told him to keep me in mind. He called me last Tuesday and said that he couldn't reach the other person and would take my $500 offer (I think he's also pressed to raise the money he needs).
Edited by Gabriel, August 25, 2014 - 09:15 PM.