In Reply to: NAA value posted by dave#1 on November 12, 2020 at 09:30:00:
As the late N-Complete founder Tom Armstrong often stated, "...there is a difference between a true restoration and a refurbishing job..." A true all-original restoration ensures that every part is restored to the original as close as possible and a refurbishing job simply replaces parts with new, aftermarket ones and may look nice with new paint and all, and he often the owner has no idea what was original and accepts whatever he gets. Examples would be a 12V system installed with an alternator, or EI, aftermarket rims, starters, generators, grilles, lights, and more. There have been but only three or four early 9N's truly restored in the past 25 years I have seen. Steve Dabrowski did the most truly complete all-original early 9N restoration and Jason Grooms has a few untouched all-original early 9N's. Some, had sold at MECUM auctions as all original, had 12V batteries and alternators on them! So, if one has spent the time and money on a true all-original restoration, odds are he will never recover it's full value. The tractor would be better spent displayed in a museum someplace like what Steve will do with his early 9N and his early 8N. Return on investment? Not likely.