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#1 rking.1688 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:24 PM

There is an auction close to me with several garden tractors coming up for grabs on it. All are in rough shape, tires shot, parts might be missing and most likely sat outside uncovered for years.

One of them that caught my eye on the list was a Colt 2310, but I don’t know what it would be worth to bid to. I haven’t laid eyes on it either, but I can’t imagine it’s in perfect condition. Any idea what a tractor on the rough end of restorable would be worth?

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:53 PM

No disrespect intended at all and I wish I could explain it differently, but if you have to ask then there is your answer.

Collectors collect based on decades of knowledge.
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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:54 PM

No disrespect intended at all and I wish I could explain it differently, but if you have to ask then there is your answer.

Collectors collect based on decades of knowledge.

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 08:54 PM

I have been doing this for awhile and I know I would not bid on it.

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 09:02 PM

Just an observation but if you have to add no disrespect to a comment you are most likely heading in a disrespectful direction. I know value is a question frowned upon here but there may have been a more tactful way of informing someone of how experienced you are at being an auction bidder.
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Posted November 09, 2017 - 09:06 PM

It is worth to you the price you are willing to pay in order to work on it.
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Posted November 09, 2017 - 09:40 PM

I can't see going over $200 even if it was something I really wanted bad. If it's missing stuff, it's going to be very difficult to find those items.

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Posted November 09, 2017 - 10:18 PM

I wanted to word it differently and truly do not want to step on toes.

I really just didn't know how to say it.

Collecting is so hard, I know I couldn't do it. The auction aspect of it was not even in my mind.

It certainly could be a good parts donor even if it is missing parts.
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Posted November 10, 2017 - 06:50 AM

I think ssmewing is onto something.

 

Breaking it down more.....  If you are a flipper [or "picker" as those nuts on TV claim to be] then you don't want to give too much with 

 profit being the only concern in that situation.

Now if you are a collector,  value doesn't matter nearly as much.  I have some tractors I gave too much for but I had/have no desire to sell them and potential profit wasn't on my mind.  I wanted to own, fix, preserve, and/or show them. 

Besides,  if you keep something long term it usually goes up enough in "value" to make the purchase price a bargain.

 

Now I'll go back to my usual policy of not responding to "whats it worth" questions.

 

Best of luck on your purchase!  That Colt is not often seen and would be a great asset to any collection.



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Posted November 10, 2017 - 09:53 AM

I just want to add two thoughts. Actual selling prices in my area seem to be dropping. Finding someone to work on old GTs and tractors is getting difficult and expensive. I would just hang back and see if anyone even bids. You may get it for a few dollars if no one wants it. There was a thread last weekend where one of the guys bid almost nothing and got two items. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 10, 2017 - 02:05 PM

Colts are highly desirable and rarely missed by the guys who know them in and out.  If it's going cheap, there's probably a reason.  If it doesn't , then you know it was one probably over your head.

 

On the other hand, they are very cool machines, and you can pull parts from the Case equivalent tractors, which are very common.  It could be a great candidate for restoration, and this is one of the few brands where value actually jumps fast when they get refurbished.






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