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#1 coinman66 ONLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 06:38 PM

A buddy gave this 1978 214 that was in a flash fire. Hood , battery and wiring was melted beyond saving. I gave it a little TLC and saved it from the dump. Runs good. Just a rattle can paint job but looks decent enough. What are these going for price wise nowadays? It has new solenoid, coil, points and condenser, ignition switch and wiring harness.

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Edited by coinman66, December 08, 2015 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 06:43 PM

$300-600 depending on the area 


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Posted December 08, 2015 - 06:47 PM

great save

hope you enjoy it for several years


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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:15 PM

$300-600 depending on the area


That seems a little low I'm hoping.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:22 PM

Keep it, will last for years. Noel

And looks very nice, you did a great job. !!!!

Edited by propane1, December 08, 2015 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:27 PM

Heck I got $550 for this one in the spring, surely the Deere would go for more?

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:30 PM

great save
hope you enjoy it for several years


Thank you.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Keep it, will last for years. Noel

And looks very nice, you did a great job. !!!!


Thanks, can't decide if I wanna keep it or not.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 08:49 PM

It looks great! most people would have trashed it! :(

Great job and thanks for saving a piece of history.



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Posted December 08, 2015 - 09:27 PM

It's worth about $100 less than you put into it to fix up!  Way it goes most times. I don't think the 200 series ever got the following the others started with, or most moved up to 300's for just a little more money and better tractor.



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Posted December 08, 2015 - 10:12 PM

It's worth about $100 less than you put into it to fix up! Way it goes most times. I don't think the 200 series ever got the following the others started with, or most moved up to 300's for just a little more money and better tractor.


I think I got about $300 in it.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 10:14 PM

It looks great! most people would have trashed it! :(
Great job and thanks for saving a piece of history.

I walked up to it, spun the flywheel and the engine turned over by hand so I thought to myself, you got a chance of survival old friend.

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Posted December 08, 2015 - 11:44 PM

If you sell it are you going to say it was in a fire?  that would probably lower the price as well, good luck



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 05:44 AM

In your stead I would keep it. Maybe you can get a better price later.



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Posted December 09, 2015 - 07:54 AM

If you sell it are you going to say it was in a fire? that would probably lower the price as well, good luck


Yes I would be honest. I think if I wait till spring mowing season and tax return time, I would have better luck selling.
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