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#16 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 07:55 AM

Welcome to the forum!

That's a nice looking WH.

 

As far as value, that's all subjective. Did you think you paid too much? -maybe. Is it collectable, maybe.  Did you buy it to restore and sell for collectors value?

or buy it to have fun with the grandson...that make may make it priceless for you. 

 

I have a tractor that may only be worth $200 as it's sits since it does not run and been in the barn since 1990, but my dad bought it when I was only 3 yrs old. I grew up on it and I plan on restoring it someday, makes it priceless to me. one that I will not sell.


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Posted September 28, 2015 - 08:55 AM

Definitely a 551 with the 2 piece uni-drive transmission. Very nice tractor!



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Posted September 28, 2015 - 06:32 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

I should have pharsed my question better when I ask the value, I already know it's priceless to me just seeing his face light up and not being able to sleep at night because he has to get up and look outside to check on his tractor. Just not having knowledge of GT's I was just curious as to the market vaule of such a GT. Also I would like to restore my grandson Wheel Horse, does anyone know somewhere around North Carolina?

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

I should have pharsed my question better when I ask the value, I already know it's priceless to me just seeing his face light up and not being able to sleep at night because he has to get up and look outside to check on his tractor. Just not having knowledge of GT's I was just curious as to the market vaule of such a GT. Also I would like to restore my grandson Wheel Horse, does anyone know somewhere around North Carolina?



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Posted September 28, 2015 - 06:43 PM

market value generally falls on the area certain tractors are more common in regions. old wheel horses are fairly
common nationwide are parts can be found.
a rough number as is 300 to 400. if you do a full resto you put more into than you will get out of it. that's why this is a hobby not a business.
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#21 MikeS OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 06:51 PM

Thank you jabelman your post was really helpful.

#22 JBRamsey ONLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Restore it yourself. If you replaced the engine, then you can do what's necessary. Take a bunch of photos, bag and tag parts, sand and paint.

Where are you in NC? I'm in NC. PM me if you wish.
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#23 Brando OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Lucky boy! Nice little horse, he should definitely enjoy it.






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