Originally Posted by harofreak00
aren't they worth more if you don't touch them?
in most cases, yes. In this case, no.
I will have to find the before pictures. It was very rusty. could barely make the logo out on the side, the front wheels were (and currently are til I find my super glue) broken on the inside, the windshield was busted, and did I mention rusty? I paid $5 for it just to have. I later the same day found the same thing in excellent condition for $40. The difference in price would not have made it worth restoring, nor would it have had much value over the $5 I spent as it was. Maybe as parts I could have got a little more.
the grading scale I found for these is C1 to C10, with C10 being basically new in box condition. They say that anything C5 or below is probably best for parts or restore, and I would have graded this one at a C2 or C3.
The ones that are big money are the 20'* and 30'* ones, as well as some of the rare one, or those that are C9/C10 with the boxes.
Plus, I've wanted to give this a try. I don't have the means at the moment to restore this to like new, original.