Its a 1/12 scale model, of the 1960 Sno-Thro, that Ariens commissioned for their 75th Anniversary in 2008.
I have the Orange & White version:
I dont recall exactly what I paid for it, but I think it was around $25.
maybe $35 tops..but it wasnt more than that.
Its a cool model! very detailed..
I dont believe the chrome version was available in 2008, I think that is a more recent development..
The Chrome one might have been for the 50th anniversary of the Sno-Thro, two years later in 2010,
but im not certain about that..
It also came with an Ariens 75th anniversary pin, which I neglected to include in the photos for some reason..
You sly devil. Didn't take you long to fill the empty spot but I was expceting a tractor w/ a blower to show up. Something like a nice Wheel Horse with a 36" snowblower attachment complete w/ wheel weights and chains.