I recently purchased this Page tractor and had it delivered. However since buying it then and getting it home now, I've added a few more projects and have realized it's going to be a bigger project that I have time for in the foreseeable future, so I thought I'd post it here first before going to ebay or parting it out.
It's a very rare bird. Period. I've only seen (1) Red E version of this model with the rectangular frame with Kohler K331 engine, which is a model P18. I believe this to be the Page marketed version, which I've never seen another example of. The tractor doesn't have a tag, however the tag on the Kohler engine is still there and has the same Spec # as the Red E version I've seen; confirming that the engine is the original.
The engine was dry stuck when the previous owner had it. He took the head off (lost the head bolts, so those need to be replaced with a head gasket) soaked it and it's loose now. Since the head is off, I can see the the valves open/close fine and turns over fine. The cylinder wall has grooves, so I think it should be honed and rebuilt to do it right.
The transmission goes in and out of gear fine. The clutch seems to work and it rolls fine.
Previously, the tractor had an owner that obviously had a welder that he enjoyed using as it has a few pretty ugly "enhancements" done to it that I don't believe are original. Most of which, I believe could be ground clean/fixed/ if restored. (ie: Steering column, extended clutch and brake pedals, etc)
It has it's original rear tires and rims. One rear tire is in great shape and holds air fine but the other not so much and will need to be replaced.
It has it's original hood and fenders which are in great shape and very restorable.
I want to be as detailed and through as I can and will update the pictures later. It needs a ton of work, but a very rare and unique tractor. I have $1,000 into it and would like to see that out of it. Depending on what you want or don't want, there are parts I would consider hanging onto for extras to bring the price down depending on your purpose for the tractor.
As long as it's paid for, I can store for a while and can help load on your truck or trailer for you.