I'm typically an Ariens and Elec-Trak collector, but I acquired a nice 1257 in a lot of lawn equipment & attachments I bought. I've always like the Bolens tube frames, so I'll probably just add it to the herd. It has a Tecumseh HH120 in it I'm working on getting running. It has spark, so that's a plus. I did see that these were made only one year and are similar to a 1256. Are there any other unique features of this machine? The tractor came with a sleeve hitch, Brinly cultivator, double gang disc, and moldboard plow. The Brinly attachments are near mint. I got the machine from the original owner's son. He had the receipt from where his dad bought it new in 1971 with the Brinly attachments for $1,620. I thought that was pretty cool. There was also a receipt where he had the gear box rebuilt on the mower deck in 2009 with new bevel gears and all...for $515. Those gears were marked as NLA on the receipt and they weren't cheap! It came with a very nice Bolens front blade as well. I'll post some pics later.