I wouldn't pay $500 for it, but I certainly want one now!
I agree with you completely. It looks like it would be an interesting project, parts are always an issue with old equipment so you make it work or you don’t (I tend to make it work). Would use it once in a while just for the lulz.For me, this would be a conversation piece, not something I would use every time it snowed. I would try to fix it up so it would run well but wouldn’t use it much.
If I had room for a couple of vintage blowers, I would have gotten it already. It just looks awesome. Like it was designed for Mad Max and it isn’t even custom.