A long time resident (Don) of the small town I live in has worked on small outdoor equipment and automobiles for as long as I can remember....(at least 50 years).
Back in the mid to late 60's he was selling JACOBSEN lawn & garden tractors. I knew he sold one to his brother-in-law because he (Elmer) lived about 1/2 block from me and I spent a lot of time with him and helped with his lawn. I drove the Jake a lot!
I also found out he sold JAKES to his other brother-in-law as well as his sister and her husband.
His sister passed several years ago, now recently "Herkie" passed away and their son had an auction.
Well, Don bid on and bought a 1967 or 68 Jacobsen Chief 1000 that he sold in 67 or 68. The real clincher is he only paid $100 for it and it looks to be in pretty good condition.
As he was showing me the GT and telling the story, I lifted the seat cushion and underneath it was written what the tractor and deck cost new. It was $1080.10. Don didn't even know the price was on the tractor.
I will try to get a photo over the weekend.