Someone Should Grab This.

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Someone Should Grab This.

Post by Guest » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:41 am

Anyone in the Christchurch area should seriously go for this very rare item, an easy restoration.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1960s-David-B ... 1a03c50672

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RE: Someone Should Grab This.

Post by case-ih1594 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:17 am

Someone got a bargain !

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RE: Someone Should Grab This.

Post by Guest » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:35 am

Certainly did. It was listed in 'toys' so was probably missed by a lot of would be bidders. The one I have, with front loader, cost me a considerable amount more but it was in nearly new condition.

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Post by broadsword » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:59 am

Forgot that one - should have put that on my watch list!!!

There was one at Malvern about 5 years ago - a fella came up to the club stand and mentioned it to David Lewis (Scooby) saying it was in the back of his van and would anyone be interested - David mentioned it to me and we went out to have a look - absolutely mint and hardly used - I asked him a price and he say make an offer - "Will a hundred and fifty buy it" I replied. David nearly dropped and looked at me as though I had been taking illegal substances!!!. Got to two hundred and he would not sell - he wanted I think £300 for it.

H`mmmmmmm

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Andy

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Post by Guest » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:19 pm

They were £68 in 1969, that was for the ones without the front loader, that was a lot of money back then.

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Post by case-ih1594 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:58 pm

That still is a lot of money 'up North' :lol:

Some of the Sharna (780) tractors seem to have had white bonnet tops and brown 'side panels' :

http://www.dbtc.co.uk/index.php?name=PN ... 3&start=15

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Post by broadsword » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:24 pm

Strong money, in fact a fortune in 1969 - I got bought a Scalextrix Mini Cooper set in 1969 and that was £9 (old money).

Bit tricky with decimalisation but in `old money` a gallon of petrol was 80 pennies in 1969 ( 240 pennies to a pound).

After decimalisation (ie stuff we use today) a gallon of petrol was 34p in 1971.

Bet you could have got a decent (ish) Cropmaster in 1969 for £69 !!!

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Post by Guest » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:48 pm

In April 1961 my Father bought a 4 year old 30D from the local dealer for £25 with brand new 13x28 India rear tyres and then in May 1967 traded it back to the dealer for a new Selectamatic 880 which, with a few 'extras' and road tax cost £815 less 15% 'investment' grant from the Nuffield Scheme (Small Farmers Scheme) that was running at that time. I can't remember what he got in PX for the 30D.

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Post by Scooby » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:12 pm

Photograph taken in about 1972. We had bought our Son the tractor the previous Christmas. Nowhere near £69 !
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Three is twee, four does snore, but 6 just clicks........Scooby

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