RESTORING THE SPORT ONE PIECE AT A TIME.
WHAT IS YOUR SLED WORTH? PAGE 219
GET EMAILS FROM OWNERS ASKING ME WHAT I THINK THEIR SLED IS WORTH.
THE WORTH OF A SLED DEPENDS ON MANY FACTORS SUCH AS -
- CONDITION - MILEAGE - ACCIDENTED - IS THE MOTOR STUCK - TRACK CONDITION
- RARE MODEL - STORED OUTSIDE / INSIDE - ORIGINAL - HAVING TRANSFER
PAPERS AND SO ON.
I CREATED THESE PAGES TO GIVE BUYERS AND SELLERS A LOOK AT SLEDS THAT HAVE RECENTLY SOLD ON EBAY WITH THEIR DESCRIPTION. THIS IS NOT TO BE USED AS AN ACCURATE PRICE LIST OF A SLEDS WORTH BUT AS A GUIDE TO SHOW YOU WHAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SELL OR BUY A SLED FOR ON EBAY.
REMEMBER - SOMETIMES ON EBAY - 2 BIDDERS DRIVE A SLED'S PRICE WAY UP OVER
THE TRUE VALUE BECAUSE THEY BOTH WANT IT AND THEN SOMETIMES A SLED CAN
SELL ON EBAY FOR A LOT LESS THAN
GUIDE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO TELL YOU THE WORTH OF A SLED. AFTER
ALL A SLED IS WORTH ONLY WHAT THE BUYER IS WILLING TO PAY FOR IT.
I AM POSTING THIS GUIDE AS A SERVICE AND NOTHING ELSE.
DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE YEAR POSTED WITH THE SNOWMOBILE.
HERE IS HOW THIS AD READ ON EBAY.
Up for sale today
is a vintage 1970 Ski-Doo Nordic snowmobile!
I bought the sled from a man in Sterling Heights, MI in 2008. At the time the sled was currently registered with a Michigan registration and trail permit. The man I bought it from said he had purchased it 5 years ago from the original owner who had only used it at his camp 1 week a year and it had been stored inside the cabin when not in use. I bought it and brought it home to my garage where I have driven it very little during the past 2 years...a total of around 15 miles.
The sled appears to have
very low hours, but there is
The body on this sled is in great shape. The hood has no cracks in it and is very bright, not sun faded at all. There is a small spot on the front of the hood near the hinges that is slightly distorted (like it melted a little), but it isn't very noticeable and doesn't affect the performance of the hood at all. There are no broken pieces from any of the vents. The headlight door opens and closes as it should and both the headlight and taillight work properly. The gas fill door opens and closes properly and the spring is still in place and works well. The trunk/glove box in the back is in excellent shape with no cracks or breaks. The metal body is very solid. No rust holes, no dents that I could see, and nearly no surface rust (just some minor flecks where the feet rub and etc.).
Windshield is nice. Not broken or cracked. It does have some light scratches from cleaning but these should be easy for the right person to buff out. The chrome trim is there but has 2 small cracks in it around the top edge.
The seat and backrest is very nice, I believe it is original but not 100% sure. NO tears or holes. There is a very faint white smudge on the front of the seat by the console.
The drive line is in very nice shape. The track is excellent. It has a few small threads showing on the sides, but not very many. The track doesn't skip or jump over the cogs when it's ridden or on the stand. I haven't replaced the cogs since I've owned it but the appear in very good shape with only minimal wear. Bogies are excellent and I didn't even see any of the normal cracking on them...the are original Bombardier wheels. The skis are very nice, a couple scratches and chips in the paint, but straight and clean.
The motor is a 399cc Rotax twin with an electric starter. The battery is 1 year old and the electric start works great. The motor starts up easily cold or hot and purrs like a kitten. Accelerates smoothly. I pulled the plugs out and did a compression test on the motor and found it's running 125 psi per cyl...they are dead even! Carb is a Tillotson HR and I installed a complete new kit from EC carbs last year with a forked needle.
The gas tank is clean, no cracks, no repairs, and doesn't leak.
The chrome is nice with only minor wear on most of it. The only issue with the chrome is the front bumper, it has a dent on the left side front which should be replaced...this is the worst part of the whole sled.
This machine appears to
be all stock with the exception of the aftermarket thumb warmers (they
work great!). These are connected with wires under the original hand
grips and a hole was cut in the dash to install an on-off switch.
I've tried to describe this sled the best I could, and I've added photos to help aid in your decision, but please keep in mind the sled is 40 years old and I may have missed something.
Oct 25, 2010
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