I found this tractor in southern Missouri and Craig's list. I bought it sight unseen. The owner seemed to be a honest guy from his description of the tractor. It ended up that he was! The tractor was in great shape but for a rear end leak and needing front tires. The tractor looked very bad in that the paint was years old, not applied correctly, was falling off, etc. At one time the tractor had been painted green instead of the original orange. I intended to take the tractor to shows and parades so decided to paint it up as a John Deere just to make it a conversation piece. I think it makes a nice looking John Deere and certainly is a conversation piece wherever I take it.