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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:00 PM

    I am putting some serious thought into selling my custom david Bradley tractor.  Not really sure what the value on this would be, I know what I have invested but otherwise just don't know.  What do you all think ?  what should I ask what should I expect ?  thoughts

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Wow, that's a tough one.
Let me ponder

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:11 PM

A little more information would help.

Looks like it's meant to motivate, how is it powered.

Sized for children?

I hope the top speed is lower than 10 mph. 

Sure looks neat.  :thumbs:


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Hard to say.  Depends on if its a parent looking for a toy for their kid or another collector looking to add something different to their herd.  I cant say,    Noel



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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:25 PM

  24v electric powered, hauls my fat behind around at a fast walking pace.  only for show.


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:49 PM

You will never get out of the thing all the time and effort you put into the thing..  Just the facts..

 

For giggles start ~ $1000 and see who bites..


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Value is a function of need and or desire for something and coupled to availability. To one person, the same object or service,etc. may be highly valued and to another, the very same thing may be of no value. It is a tough question to answer when you put it in the perspective of the original question. It is a much different question than mere market value. In other words, value is subjective so what your time and effort and fondness of the machine is worth can only be determined by you. If however, someone else values it at least as much or more than you do, no price would be too high assuming it's rarity. Come up with a price YOU would be willing to part with it at and see if someone bites.


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:24 PM

I'm not being mean saying this.

That custom job on that tractor is top notch and it's awesome to see.

But, what would I pay for it? Probably much less than you have in it. Our time on tractors and projects is basically worthless in my opion. I have hundreds of hours into tractors, minibikes, and other projects.

Me and dad restored one cub that together I bet we have 300 hours in it. We went all out on it. If we sold the tractor for what it is worth, subtracted the tractor cost and parts our time would be pennies on the dollar or quite possibly a big fat 0.
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:27 PM

I run into that dilemma on a daily basis.

 

As said before, It depends on who's buying.


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:44 PM

A very difficult question. It will very much depend on how you market it. As a custom GT it will only bring a small amount. As a piece of art it might bring alot more.

 

A very clever friend decided to clean up his shop abit. He took a bunch of old Chevy SB engine components and welded up a statue.
It was junk from under one of his benches. He set it up in front of his shop and someone stopped in and bought it for alot more than he expected. Your piece of art that makes a statement about modernizing antiques may bring a better price too. Good Luck, Rick 


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:46 PM

I'm not being mean saying this.

That custom job on that tractor is top notch and it's awesome to see.

But, what would I pay for it? Probably much less than you have in it. Our time on tractors and projects is basically worthless in my opion. I have hundreds of hours into tractors, minibikes, and other projects.

Me and dad restored one cub that together I bet we have 300 hours in it. We went all out on it. If we sold the tractor for what it is worth, subtracted the tractor cost and parts our time would be pennies on the dollar or quite possibly a big fat 0.

That is why it is good as a hobby but is a poor business. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:48 PM

Hard fact but true, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. If you don't have to sell it, price it at what it is worth to you and see if someone bites as others have said. Beautiful job of work--- someone will want it.
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 06:20 PM

That is why it is good as a hobby but is a poor business. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 06:45 PM

BTW @petrj6, It is a very nice looking piece. Good luck with whatever your decision turns out to be. You need to find someone who loves old GT's but doesn't know what end of a screw driver to hold. Perhaps as someone else eluded to earlier, as art, maybe a restaurant or some other commercial entity would highly value it to embellish their establishment. ?? But if I were in your position, I would only sell if I absolutely had to. It's all paid for and I bet it doesn't eat much... .


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 07:00 PM

   Thanks guys, I haven't decided what I am going to do.  Not really trying to strike it rich and I know I will never get what I got in time and money involved.  Going to make the decision in the next few days.  I don't really need to sell this but I am starting another project and cant keep all my stuff :D forever, I would love to find someone who could respect it and display it.

                                                     Pete


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