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mint condition Toro still available in Vermont

Surprising that this one's been sitting for nearly two weeks w/no takers - even at the mere asking price of $50. It's a mint condition early/mid 1970's 8/26 with the Briggs engine, pristine chrome handlebars and a similarly mint condition exterior frame. I always like the red chute on red body of these models.

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far from mint but in decent shape. its been repainted at some point
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I'd be more interested in that old Troy Bilt Horse tiller that's parked next to it.

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Surprising that this one's been sitting for nearly two weeks w/no takers - even at the mere asking price of $50. It's a mint condition early/mid 1970's 8/26 with the Briggs engine, pristine chrome handlebars and a similarly mint condition exterior frame. I always like the red chute on red body of these models.
Just FYI, this is the second time you have said "mint condition" when it wasn't even close..you also said it here:

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...rtford-ct.html




The term "mint condition" has a specific meaning, it's not ambiguous..it comes from the coin collecting hobby..it means "still in the condition it was when it was new from the mint".. flawless, in perfect condition, never used, still in the box, absolutely nothing wrong, etc.

The two snowblowers you called "mint condition" are faaaaaar from "mint"..
just an FYI..

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I'd be more interesed in that old Troy Bilt Horse tiller that's parked next to it.
good eye. i have been looking for one for a while but everyone wants 300 for one with a blown engine
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Mint ?? If they pulled it out and took the time to rinse off the dirt and take some good photos of it I might be inclined to say good or very good condition.

"Mint" is just way too euphemistic a term for something the owner can't even be bothered to wash off the dirt or move it out in the open for photos before trying to sell it. Likely as lazy with the maintenance on it too !!

I do agree at $50 it's a steal even if all you wanted was the engine or almost any other part, auger, impeller, gearbox, ... I'd sure grab it if it was within range.


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The wheels and chute were never painted red from the little TORO factory. you can see the rattle bomb can overspray on the chute crank handle.

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Definitely differences in opinion on value - especially on barnfinds in New England.

You guys look for the big things, I look for the little things, like the sparkling chrome handles. Toro chrome handles always rust at the slightest bit of abuse, and those handles are sparkling clean. This is a classic old rustic barn/shed, unheated, and what looks like a dirt floor to boot. Dirt floors are the worse as far as promoting rust for those things left inside said structure - just look at the aging tractor/sit-down chassis next to the blower. When the chrome handles are in this type of a condition, it can generally mean the insides are in very good condition and are not a rust bowl. And the key is still in the ignition, another very good sign.....
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Definitely differences in opinion on value - especially on barnfinds in New England.

You guys look for the big things, I look for the little things, like the sparkling chrome handles. Toro chrome handles always rust at the slightest bit of abuse, and those handles are sparkling clean. This is a classic old rustic barn/shed, unheated, and what looks like a dirt floor to boot. Dirt floors are the worse as far as promoting rust for those things left inside said structure - just look at the aging tractor/sit-down chassis next to the blower. When the chrome handles are in this type of a condition, it can generally mean the insides are in very good condition and are not a rust bowl. And the key is still in the ignition, another very good sign.....
The top of the handles are still chrome. but look further down they are painted red. who knows there could be rust down there.

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