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I just spent a lot of time on Facebook and discovered why many of you have advised to be patient on price...there are a lot of the '50-'60 Ford tractors for sale...many have been "restored" to some level or another. Prices vary and many have roll forward listings.

Looks like it sb possible to target a model and find a nice one at a "reasonable" price...and if you miss one...there are many others.

My target might be an 860 or 861 or the 41202 (I think)...larger motor/5spd/Live PTO...might actually be able to find that specific model with time?

I guess you need to be flexible as you find real nice ones...within reasonable driving distance.

Thanks...Tom R
 

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I use www.searchtempest.com. There is no cost. Just type the amount of miles you want to travel and your zip code and which section you want. I use the farm & garden section and type in ford.
The only problem with CL is that the good ones at a resonable price go fast.
Good luck on your search

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I use www.searchtempest.com. There is no cost. Just type the amount of miles you want to travel and your zip code and which section you want. I use the farm & garden section and type in ford.
The only problem with CL is that the good ones at a resonable price go fast.
Good luck on your search

Kirk
Thanks for the link. The other problem with all "for sale" ads at a distance is condition. I just spoke with the previous owner of a Jubilee...he traded in on a new truck. A very nice 80 year old that has fixed up and sold over 30 old Ford tractors...mostly 8Ns and Jubilees.

The dealership has advertised as "completely restored". The previous owner said it ran fine and all he did was cosmetic...ie; paint and tires. Dealer has priced just under $7K...and NO drivetrain work! "Completely restored" is in the eye of the beholder.

I will now settle down and look carefully and be prepared to work on this search for awhile :) Tom R
 
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