$100 for a working S263 is a great price!
They have a small collector following..although that doesnt really mean they are any more valuable than any other Antique snowblower, because the collector market (the pool of potential buyers) is really really small..
Any non-working Snowbird is worth $0 to $50.
A working "small" snowbird, 20" or 24" bucket, is worth probably $100 to $150.
the larger 26" Snowbirds are in more demand, (but again, that demand is really really small!
I would say a fully fuhnctioning 26" snowbird, in good condition, could be worth $200 on the high end.
I would gladly snap one up for $100 and consider it a bargain.
main problem with the old Snowbirds is parts availability..parts can be a problem to find.
IMO, there is still really no such thing as a "collector market" when it comes to snowblowers..
I have talked about it a few times:
Dennis as you prepare it for winter the most important thing to do is make sure the transmission has gear oil in it. As a Snowbird collector and user I have repaired 3 transmissions that were trashed due to low or lack of oil. Also make sure everything is lubricated including the chute assembly, I heard that repairing that cable is a nightmare.
Very nice. I had an S-263 that I gave away. It had been sitting outside for who knows however many years. As others wrote, lube it up good, put some paint on when needed. Keep it indoors all the time! I have some manuals if you have any questions.
I have model 7040-1 5 H.P. 24" snow thrower in need of some drive line parts. My right wheel is not engaging due to wear over the last 45 years of use. Looking for part numbers 40073 clutch dog, 40071 clutch sliding dog, and 40069 toothed wheel bushing. Anybody have any leads or thought on...
I started a new Snowbird Facebook group!
I posted this in the group description:
There was already a Snowbird facebook group, but something happened to it. It hasn't has a new post since May 2016, the ability to create new posts for that group has disappeared, and the group has...
I came across this online auction that has two Snowbirds, in Spencerport NY:
One is an early 1980's...