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I was up in Hurdle Mills NC and took some pictures of a brand new unused 140. Guys it's NOT for sale!!! I forgot to get the serial number!!

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Wow, what a find Eason. Do you know the story behind why it's not being used? I have often wondered if there would be a possibility of finding a "NOS" tractor in storage anywhere. I guess I just got my answer.

Back in the early 80's, the local IH dealer had a going out of business auction and one of the things they pulled out of storage was a brand new hay loader like the Amish use today still in the crate!

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That's quite a find Eason. Who's the owner and what's the story on it never getting used?

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Eason, WOW :blink::D That's amazing! Yes, please, more details if you can. B)

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I imagine that's one of those deals where they bought the tractor because they wern't making them anymore. I'm suprised the seat looks as good as it does. My guess it was bought new around 1979-1981........Cool find!!

I should have bought a dozen 140's and three or five Mexican Taco 986 ($14500.00) & 1086's ($17000.00). The 140's with cultivators were going for $7900.00 in June of 1981, that's when we sold the last one stored in the warehouse (Jack Dawes bought the last one). I believe the last 140's were built in 1979...I think.

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Eason is that at Bradshers? If not he most likely sold it, that guy knows his IH stuff and we deal with him for things from time to time.

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RedPowerNC you are right it's at Bradsher Bros. They bought 2 from a dealer in Ga in 1981. C and D IH in Burlington bought and sold the other one. I asked about the steering wheel and they said both of them had that type of wheel from the factory. That's why I took the piture of the center cap. Mr. Bradsher stated that thy had been offered $20,000 for the tractor and he told the guy "In 2 months the money would be gone and I wouldn't have my tractor" I'll keep my tractor and you keep your money. He stated the tractor won't leave the farm till after he's buried.

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Our 140 has that center cap, ours doesn't look brand new of course, but i think ours is a 1979 model. My uncle bought it and had to have the dealer locate it in SC because there were no new ones on a dealer lot here in NC.

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Needs a bath and that thing would look brand new. He's right about the $20,000 being gone fast too. I got into that with the Massey 98 we had. I could have sold it for $6-7,000 and that money would just dissapear or I could trade it for another tractor.

I still have the tractor we traded it for.

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What a find. A friend of mine bought a "new" VAC Case at an auction, there were a couple of other tractors of other brands at that auction that were also brand new and never used of the same vintage as the VAC Case. Some bachelor had bought them between WW2 and the Korean War, he was afraid the Korean war was going to escalate to the point of there being no more new machinery for sale just like there was during WW2, so he was stocking up. All the tractors were stored inside their entire life, and the tires even were like new, not weather damaged at all.

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Wow Eason that is and incredible find!! Thanks for shairing.

one would think he would have it covered up as well as cleaned up

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I was up in Hurdle Mills NC and took some pictures of a brand new unused 140. Guys it's NOT for sale!!! I forgot to get the serial number!!

Is the car in the picture an older model Chevrolet? (Maybe 60's)

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Some time back there was a Cub (1954 I believe) that was still in the crate here in our area. That jockey is now out of business and I don't know what became of the cub.

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The car is a early Mustang

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RedPowerNC you are right it's at Bradsher Bros. They bought 2 from a dealer in Ga in 1981. C and D IH in Burlington bought and sold the other one. I asked about the steering wheel and they said both of them had that type of wheel from the factory. That's why I took the piture of the center cap. Mr. Bradsher stated that thy had been offered $20,000 for the tractor and he told the guy "In 2 months the money would be gone and I wouldn't have my tractor" I'll keep my tractor and you keep your money. He stated the tractor won't leave the farm till after he's buried.

I graduated from NCSU with a good friend whose grandfather & father ran a tractor/small engine shop in Hillsboro--they first put me onto Bradsher Bros. when I was in college and beginning to scrounge parts for the Super A. Anyway they told me about the 140 back then, though I never got to see it. They know IH up one side and back down the other.

Al

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Some time back there was a Cub (1954 I believe) that was still in the crate here in our area. That jockey is now out of business and I don't know what became of the cub.

WOW that would be really cool. I hope it stayed in the crate. Would make a neat collectors item! :wub:

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oh my god!!!! she's gorgeous!!!!!!! talk about a " cream puff " fellas i think im in love :wub: !!!!!!

HaHaHaHaHa :lol: thats got to be the best looking 140 iv ever seen in my life this beats all restored ones. eason you have got to get the owner to take it to the got to be NC fest in may on the front row iv got to hear a new 140 run and with an IH muffler to boot hooooo i wont it i wont it i wont to buy it im selling my house i wont that thing..........wait my house? :huh: i think iv lost it here a little :o

HaHaHaHa :lol: thanks for the pics man

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