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There was thread started like a little over a year ago about a guy that inherited a brand new SS16 or 16/6 from his father in law that was never started or anything? Was wrapped in plastic in a barn since new or something like that? I was trying to find it, but I couldn't come up with anything. Help!
 

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PTSW, no never found the anniversary machine-

And no, that isn't the tractor- the one i remember may have been in canada, and it was a perfectly preserved SS16 or 18/6 or something like that - was bought new, stored and never even had gas in it. If I recall, the owner said he had no plans of using it, just keeping it pristine.
 

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Urban legend?
 

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NO Urban legend... I have seen it- it may have been a newspaper article or from another forum but I remember it
 

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PTSW, no never found the anniversary machine-

And no, that isn't the tractor- the one i remember may have been in canada, and it was a perfectly preserved SS16 or 18/6 or something like that - was bought new, stored and never even had gas in it. If I recall, the owner said he had no plans of using it, just keeping it pristine.
Hey GT, I remember finding a super duper nice 1975 ST16 a while back. They said it must have been stored in perfect conditions for a long time. When I looked it over it looked like the original owner must have fallen off of it, or had an accident right after it was purchased. The reason why I thought it was because of the way the seat looked like somebody must ahve fallen off of it. Who knows, maybe they passed away and put it in storage? Anyway, here's a few pics of it I saved because they were such a good reference to look at when repairing or restoring an old one.

Is it what you are trying to find?
 

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Hey PTSW, u sure thats a 75? I have an ST12 that has all the same stuff as that, but mine has a splined trans..I thought it was a 75 model till u run the model #, and its a VERY VERY VERY early 76...my guess is that they used all the last remaining 75 parts and called it a 76
 

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Hey PTSW, u sure thats a 75? I have an ST12 that has all the same stuff as that, but mine has a splined trans..I thought it was a 75 model till u run the model #, and its a VERY VERY VERY early 76...my guess is that they used all the last remaining 75 parts and called it a 76
Well, I am pretty sure it is a 1975 model because it has a fiberglass dash and most of the electrical stuff is on the spot where the 73 model had the gas tank. Plus the tank is metal instead of plastic. Check out the following photos of a 1975 ST16 and compare.

http://vintagesearsgardentractors.com/suburbans/1975st16.jpg

Keep in mind the replacement parts for the complete transaxle were gradually switched from keyed hubs to splined hubs as time progressed. They might have replaced the transaxle in the ST12 at some point. What do you think?
 

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NO Urban legend... I have seen it- it may have been a newspaper article or from another forum but I remember it
I seem to remember something along that line, too... wish my memory was good enough to remember where.
 

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I rememeber something about that too. The way I remember is probably wrong but I think it had a replacement carb? and it had been used very little and only long ago when it was just bought, then stored. I think he was trying to figure out a value then sell it but wasn't getting anywhere. Thanks for the pics PTSW. That must be the same one!?
 

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No, Plow that isn't the one. I remember seeing that post. It was a brand new tractor. Sorry James, I don't remember who the OP was though.
 

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It was on that old sears website that is not around any more. Can't remember what it was called.
 

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The website was called SearsTractor.com
 

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I rememeber something about that too. The way I remember is probably wrong but I think it had a replacement carb? and it had been used very little and only long ago when it was just bought, then stored. I think he was trying to figure out a value then sell it but wasn't getting anywhere. Thanks for the pics PTSW. That must be the same one!?
You are welcome Vert. The ST16 in the pics I posted was listed for sale on CL for a whopping $3,000 but it later sold on eBay for about $1,800. I don't know where it is now. It sure was clean underneath to be as old as it is.

I do remember reading an old discussion post from many years ago. They said they had a brand new Sears SS/16 tractor but the photos were of an old tractor with a clean intake.

It sounds like Slow Crawler knows exactly what you are trying to find.
 

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I want to see this ss/16...
 
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