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my uncle is selling a 1968 Ski Doo. It has a rebuilt motor new sprockets front and back a new track and has low rust on the top and bottem of the tunnel. The serial number for the sled is BB8-135123. It has a 247cc rotax engine 69 mm bore and 66 mm stroke. the number on the engine is 1438638. It ran last year but wont run this year. the primer it not hooked up no key switch (its hot wired) the decompression lever is rusted solid the brake is not hooked up and is worn down and the throttle wire don't work. He was going to give me a price tommorow but i was wondering what it is actually worth, What to offer? Its real nice but i am thinking its out of my price range not sure though. thanks
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OK- I'll bite..:dunno:

I used to ride one of those 40 years ago.. (Showing my age! :hide:)

The thing has had a buch of work done to it but from the sounds of it it still has a lot to do.. There are a ton of vintage snowmobile collectors out there bet there are also a ton of those Olympics made back then.. It probably won't drag a lot of $$ in the state that you described it.. Fix & clean it up and you may get a little more.. The thing I hated about those was that your belley would stink of gas from the blow-back out of the carb because the engine was right in front of where you sit..:banghead3 Other than that they were fun for a teenager to ride and it beat watching the programs on all 3 TV channels we had back then.. I got rid of that and moved on to a 1970 Coleman Skiroule and never looked back..

Check this forum out and get some input frome those guys: http://www.snowmobilefanatics.com/forum/topic/18037-1968-ski-doo-olympique-299

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Like said above, $200 tops. What he has in it does not affect what it is worth. Those plastic drive cogs are very prone to getting brittle and breaking on one hard take off. I had one about the same year, managed to start it while off the sled and the throttle was stuck open and it rammed a tree. Every piece of body plastic broke it was so brittle from age. There are collectors out there but good luck finding them. There are a lot of newer, more modern ones out there that won't bring much either and the average buyer would rather have.
 

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hasent called me with a price yet but i am thinking its gunna be around 400$ Going to try to make a deal with him he has a couple of suzuke 230 wheelers and he wants the 2 made into 1 so Mabie if i do that work for him i could get it a bit cheaper.
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He gave me a price of 350$ and i think that is a semi fair price because he paid 50$ for it Rebuilt the motor and a new track and sprockets and he showed me recipts and that cost over 400$. i might just end up with my first vintage sled and first sled.
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That was what my first sled was, too. 1968 Olympique.

Knowing what I know now, I would skip it as your first sled and try to get something a little newer. The old sleds like that are crotch foggers, have very little suspension travel, weigh a ton, will deafen you unless you wear hearing protection, get stuck easily, and don't steer for beans.

For the same money you could jump forward a couple of generations.
 
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