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#1 Diesel1050 ONLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Oy

http://newlondon.cra...5748770974.html
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 01:27 PM

At 80 + years old I'd say the odds of A.J. making a comeback are better than the individual receiving asking price or even anything remotely close. Oy indeed.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 02:12 PM

Agreed.  Asking about 7 times more than a reasonable ask.


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 03:23 PM

ive got an st140 you can have for $5000 dollars and il throw in the paint for free


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 03:40 PM

For $7000, I'd be detailing that cob!


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 03:54 PM

I'm not sure where the "only 400 made" info comes from. Although these were "limited" production, I'm certain there were far more than that made. These sold for $3999.00 in 1987 with the 42" mower deck. Beyond the black paint, decals and chrome wheels, there was nothing perticularly special about them beyond the standard ST140 model that was offered at the same time. It would have made much more sense, in my opinion, if they would have made a special AJ Foyt HT23 model instead of this "lawn" tractor.

This one for sale looks to be in nice condition overall. Drop the extra 0 and you may have something.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:24 PM

that's gotta be the stupidest riding mower I have ever seen.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:48 PM

The ad said it was a "lean" mower, so that is special!


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:51 PM

If you guys think thats nuts, I know of a dealer who has a NOS one he's selling for $40,000!   Not joking!

 

Surprisingly it has been for sale for many years :D


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:55 PM

Yeah, pretty much hopes and dreams at that price. I remember there had been one that was on and off of Ebay for a while at a ridiculous asking price but I'd be interested to know how they came up with the price for this one regardless. A listing price is one thing, a selling price is another. Not to degrade the A.J. Foyt theme in any way, but if it had some actual differences other than appearance like a real 'high performance engine' that would certainly up the ante a little. Either they're the original owner and the date they predicted long ago that it would be worth a fortune has finally arrived (highly unlikely), or, they bought it last spring for $700 with hopes and dreams that someone would pay another 0- after they put an extra 20hrs over this summer using & abusing it for yard work. Either way, a wasted effort and I agree, for $7k, I want a picture of it waxed up to the nine on a wet stone driveway next a Mercedes and not sitting in your backyard covered in dust and grass after having just been used like any other LT. That in itself makes the whole thing even more unrealistic.


Edited by Austen, September 27, 2016 - 09:50 PM.

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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:04 PM

i have a pair of back tires , still attached to the gilson i will sell for $5000.00, if you dont try to beat be down on price i will throw in the gilson they are bolted to.......  lmao  


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:05 PM

If you guys think thats nuts, I know of a dealer who has a NOS one he's selling for $40,000! Not joking!
Surprisingly it has been for sale for many years :D


must be a complete idiot if he thinks someone would pay 40k, no one on this planet would want one of these.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:07 PM

Another one here. 

 

http://www.kijiji.ca...-1987/546343341


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:12 PM

There is another one on Kijiji, around Belleville Ontario if I remember right, also for a ridiculous price. For such rare collectible machines, there seem to be a lot of them available for sale.

 

Jim

 

Edit: DH1 beat me to it, but at least I remembered it was near Belleville.


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 05:13 PM

must be a complete idiot if he thinks someone would pay 40k, no one on this planet would want one of these.

 

He had it on ebay about 4 years ago with buy it now or best offer, he was getting alot of $3,000 offers and one guy offered $7500 which I think he was insane for turning down.

But on the other hand maybe he just likes to say he has it and puts a crazy number on it so no one buys it, but it is still talked about.

I know thats what I do with my stuff, I display a couple items at a local dealer and put a crazy price of $1200 on the Bolens saw so no one buys it when they ask how much LOL :D


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