Posted January 14 2005 - 10:56 PM
Posted January 16 2005 - 01:56 PM
Also, in 1954 the purchase price of the Super AV was: $1,509.
Posted January 16 2005 - 07:35 PM
This basically applies to all restored tractors. IMHO, a restored tractor price is determined by the following variables:
LOCATION : where is the tractor?
AVAILABILITY: Is this particular model abundant or is there a dearth of them in your area?
Desireabilty: Is there a high demand for this type of tractor in your area?
Condition: How good a restore job is it? Is it just a wash and paint? Is it a ground up restore including engine, drive train and chassis? Is it a working tractor or has it been restored for show purposes only?
HOW MUCH $$$ IS IN THE RESTORE: You may or may not depending on these variables recover your investment. There is a ceiling to price fetched on sale.
I would venture a guess that an A would be worth somewhere between $2,500.00 and $5,000.00 at best depending on the above.
Hope this helps a bit.
Posted January 18 2005 - 09:56 AM
We're doing some research on your tractor and should be able to give you a little more information in a day or two.
Holly & Steve
Posted January 25 2005 - 11:36 PM
Acorrding to what I read in the Originality Guide-Farmall Letter Series Tractors by Guy Fay Andy Kraushaar, what you were told was correct. The tractor was only manufactered in 1954.
To quote the authors, "The Super A-1 received the C-123 engine in 1954, along with a new grill, radiator and hood. Only a few thousand of these tractors were produced. This Tractor did not receive new decals to commemorte the new name however, appearing instead as a regular Super A. Instead, The serial number plates were revised. The reason why the Super A didn't receive the new engine until 1954 is unkown. It probably had to do with the single row misson of the tractor and the fact IH had previously considered ceasing production of the tractor."
Guy Fay also wrote a book, International Harvester Tractor Data Book. Normally he lists alot of data, but the International Super A-1 has a lot of "na" listings including the Nebraska test number, which tells me that you do probably have a rare tractor.
Hope this helps.
Steve and Holly "squeakyzig"
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