I dropped my girlfriend off at the airport toward the end of May and on my way home I took a different route than usual. I came upon an intersection and up ahead I saw a small trailer parked in a yard. There was a blue tarp covering something the size of a riding mower or garden tractor. As I approached the house I saw the rear end of a Panzer poking out from the bottom of the tarp. My jaw dropped and eyes got big! I turned around in a nearby parking lot and parked. I walked across the street and knocked on the door anxiously. No answer. I tried the back door as it was obvious the front was seldom used. Still no answer. Disheartened, I left a note under the vehicle's windshield wiper and one in the mailbox hoping at least one would be found. I went home and searched the address hoping for a home phone number to be listed. BINGO! I called and left a message as well. Then I waited patiently hoping the call would come in. All the time wondering could it be for sale? Will they call? Did I overstep or seem pushy by leaving so many notes and a message? Will they feel violated by my presence on their property without permission? All I could do is wait! Days go by and I hear nothing. Then, while out in the shed working on one of my many projects, my phone rings with an unknown number on the caller ID. Is this it? "Hello" I said. "Hi there. I'm the guy with the mower on my trailer." Hot damn I thought. We spoke briefly and then he told me they had been out of town and just returned. He said the mower was a T50 Copar Panzer. It had been sitting for a few years but had been stored inside and he used it to maintain his lawn for about 30ish years. He said he was 74 years old, the second owner, retired and ready to part with it to free up some room in his garage. He said he had bought it from his brother-in-law in the early 80's who was, at one time, a Panzer dealer! He said it had served him well and was complete but had a few minor issues he no longer felt like dealing with. He said it was complete with the original diamond tread pattern rear tires. The front right spindle was worn where the steering attaches and it didn't have spark right now so it would not start. He assured me the engine was still good and all in all just minor stuff as the rest seemed solid. He added he had replaced the front wheels and tires over the years. The deck was in good shape and still had the pto mounted on the side. He said years ago he had taken the cover off of the pto and drilled a hole in the top to add a grease zerk. He said it had a leaky seal and his brother-in-law said to, "Fill'er up with a real good grease." He shot me a price and I jumped! He then said there were 2 or 3 more stored in a barn at his sister's place that were part of his inventory that were traded in on newer models of mowers over the years. I am going to try and buy those as well if all works out. We made arrangements and I went and picked it up without any issues. I did a quick magic trick and made some cash disappear and became an owner of yet another Panzer. Here are a few photos. As always comments are welcome.