1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

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1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Ida Red » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:20 am

In the latest issue of 'Harvester Highlights' a 53 Super H with disc brakes sold for $10,000. Why would this ever happen?
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Dusti Snider » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:05 am

I have no idea...I can understand it for '54, but even at that it would have to be an exceptional tractor. I'll have to go back and check my issue of "Highlights" I must have missed that. I have a good friend that has a '54 with wide front for sale right now in that same dollar range. A couple years ago he turned far more than that.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Phillip W. Lenke » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:53 am

Quite frankly , I would not sell our M for less than 8 grand , thats what I tell Momma . so I can keep it . if you have seen this one up close you would see why, I know for a fact that an M in our neck of the woods sold for 6 grand and not even close to ours. 10 grand it would be in someone elses care today.
I would be interested in seeing a photo of the super H that fetched 10 grand.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Stanton » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:16 am

Contrast this to the auction I attended last Friday, where a real nice M went for $850. No where near what it should have brought.

Auctions are funny--it only takes two people who really want something to skyrocket the price.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Phillip W. Lenke » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:41 am

exactly Ebay is a good example was looking to buy a H brake stop one went for 75 dollars after I got mine from a bone yard , there was one that didnt even sell at 5 bucks.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Super A » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:24 am

Ida Red wrote:In the latest issue of 'Harvester Highlights' a 53 Super H with disc brakes sold for $10,000. Why would this ever happen?


Was it a Super or a plain H? A plain H with disk brakes would be different, not sure if it would be $10,000 worth of different.

If one took an H and completely, and I mean completely restored it, to good or better than new, used top-quality paint on it, and put new tires on, a $10,000 price tag might not be entirely off. I wouldn't pay it though. As good a tractor as an H/Super H was and is, they are probably my least favorite of all IH's. Too big to be a small tractor, but too small to be a big tractor.

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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Ida Red » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:29 am

Phillip look in the Harvester Highlights magazine. Issue Oct.2011.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Dusti Snider » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:52 am

I looked at it last night, unless I'm missing something looked to me like a very early '53H, not a Stage I Super H. Assuming of course all the tiny pictures in the magazine were correct. Tractor had disc brakes and battery box under the gas tank. Hard to tell from the very small picture, but according to the article all the tractors in the "H" collection had been repainted and with new tires. The $10,000 was an auction price though selling to another large collector...so I'd say both of those factors must be considered. Granted a '53 H is rare, probably very rare, but not one that the "average" collector/enthusiast could plunk down 10 grand on. Heck I'd rather take the $10,000 and buy 2-3 other decent lookin' runners and build another shed to keep 'em in.

I agree with you Al, I'm not a big fan of the H...wouldn't tell Ray that though. They look to long for their height and I don't like the steep rake of the steering shaft...not as handsome a tractor as an M, in my humble opinion of course. Nice to show though, Lord knows they're a little lighter to haul and being shorter a little easier to store.

I've turned down $5,000 for my M...granted it don't have new rear rubber on it, and I've yet to send the seat off to Darrell Darst to be recovered but I'd probably let it go for $7 grand or so...I know my wife would! Hahaha!
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby BigBill » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:59 pm

Remember the $5,000 fcub on sleezebay???

If you or me went thru completely disassembling every nut and bolt removing every part and refurbishing it to like new or beyond it and you rebuilt the engine and tranny and every used part was rebuilt or replaced with a new one what price would you/me put on the fruits of our labor??

Do you think with all new parts / seals / gaskets ect plus the time involved in doing all the work is it worth $5,000 or even $10,000 to us? I think there is a guy who has everything plus extra cash who can't do this kind of work or doesn't have the time would buy it as a toy for sure. Think about it? I'm not rich nor will i ever be plus i will leave this world as i came into it naked. So really the material things we buy and own mean squat since we can't take them with u when we leave right?? BigBill

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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Ida Red » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:57 pm

Money means a lot when you Don't(poor) have it and even more when you Do(rich) have it.
Business sense would tell me you should have sight on the selling price before you buy something because some day someone is going to have to sell all your stuff, even if you don't.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Ida Red » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:17 am

Just my opinion so take it with a "grian or two of salt". Red
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby cubbrian » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:02 pm

If I remember correctly, only the last 300 or so H's had disc brakes. A restored Super H (not sure of year) sold at auction last weekend at an estated sale for $6500.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Ida Red » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:34 pm

In answer to Big Bill, I stand corrected.
The things one treasures most in life are such things that one cant put a $-dollar value on...like new silver friends, old gold friends, old Farmall friends and family. Treasure the fun you have had and continue to make it happen as long as you can.
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Re: 1953 Super H goes for $10,000...WHY.

Postby Jim Reid » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:43 pm

If you want something and have the EXTRA money to buy it buy it i have never seen a funeral procession with a Brinks truck in it i know i can't take it with me so enjoy what you have itsaves the kids from fighting over it.just my two cents worth.

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