Kinner I bought my first CC 70 off ebay, sight unseen about 2 years ago. It ran well, but was missing some cosmetic parts which I ended up fabricating. I do paint & bodywork (25 year hobby) and have a 70 Chevelle. The tractors are much less expensive to work on, and also easier. I had my first 70 broke down, stripped, painted & back together in a little over a month. If the rear end is in good shape (which it should be) and the motor is good or rebuildable, go for it. I have another 70 in my shop waiting for some attention that I got for $100. If your doing it for enjoyment and not a business don't worry about it. You won't have that much in it. My first 70 I had just under $400 total ($150 for the intial purchase). It still needed decals & rear tires, so figure another $200 give or take.