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27-44 Twin City values?


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Old 02-13-2008, 07:58 PM
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Default 27-44 Twin City values?

What price range do these usually go for private and on an auction? In seized and running condintions.

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:02 PM
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Ahhhhhh, one of my favorites
These tractors have jumped in popularity during the last decade. They have been hovering above the $10.000 mark for the last few years. Some actual selling prices that I am aware of are as follows, $9,500- $10,000- $13,000- $14,000- and of course the recent record setting Shaff sale saw two determined individules argue one up to $24,000! I do not beleive the last figure is real world pricing.....more like two rich guys going at it......however, nice examples are obviously approching the $15,000 mark. Should still be able to buy one here or there for $10,000, but for how long?
Most of the sales mentioned here were for complete tractors that did not run, untill they were taken to their new homes and loved up a little
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Looks to be getting alittle out of my price range. Any idea what the shape is of the one on the Bridgeport sale?
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Default Re: 27-44 Twin City values?

I saw an ad for one a couple of months ago in "Antique Power Magazine". The gentleman was asking $18,000. I would assume it's show ready for that price (...well pray it is)
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The one at Bridgeport is an early one, serial # 250038. It is the 38th one made. I do not know what the mechanical condition is, but they are so "over built", I do not believe anyone could live long enough to really wear one out! The fenders, and the canopy are not original on # 38. Also the air cleaner is from a McCormick or a Farmall, and the manifolding needs some attention. I would be surprized if it brought less than $8,000 or $10,000, but we will see soon enough. Once in a while a 20-35 shows up for sale also, good luck
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What ever happened to the Memoryville USA Museum Auction, there was a
27-44 serial number 250818 that was to be sold I really liked the looks of the larger wheels on that one.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: 27-44 Twin City values?

Like all old tractors, they have been going up in value for a few years now (and I have been happy enough about that!). However, remember that prices are like a ball thrown in the air - eventually they come down and the way the US economy looks right now, I reckon that old tractor prices are set for a significant drop, so don't rush out and spend all your money. You'll buy cheaper later for sure!
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Alltractorman, Could You Give Me A Call At 502-379-1860?
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What ever happened to the Memoryville USA Museum Auction, there was a
27-44 serial number 250818 that was to be sold I really liked the looks of the larger wheels on that one.
Glenn, could you tell me what state, and town that museum was in? I would like to add that serial # 818 to my registry of Twin Cities, but need more info if possible, thanks.
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Rolla, Mo

Tony you can google that museum as well as they still are in business, if I had to pick one non-case tractor to buy it would be that one as it sure gives off a very stout appearance with the extra wide front and rears.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:08 PM
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Thanks Glen, I have #818 in my registry now. The auction is on hold, and the picture I examined shows an unestored 27-44 that is missing much of the top end of the engine. Someone has cut the rear, or bottom third of the fenders away,...perhaps to remove damaged area? The front wheels appear to have homeade extentions on, including round steel stock welded in place to make spokes for the extentions.
For my unofficial-home-spun registry, I am looking for 12-20, 2-speed 21-32, 20-35, and 27-44 tractors. Anyone is welcome to contact me for this as I hope to eventually get some idea how many of these machines survived
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This picture was taken in May of 1979.I had just hauled home this 27-44 TC from Prophetstown,ILL.It had been used for road work and had some wear.It seems like I remember paying $2500 for it.It was sold for around $3000 in 1985 and went to PA.

Also in Aug 1979 I bought a dandy 27-44 TC from Ole Bills Museum in Liberty,MO for $2500.It had been a saw mill tractor all its life with a full canopy.It was just like new and had the smaller rear wheels.In the late 1980's I sold this tractor to Al Dotzenrod in the Dakotas for around $3000-3500.It seems that I dont have a picture of it.

The 27-44 TC's were among my favorite tractors and I used to keep track of all in existence.I have a list somewheres.

I also got a dandy restored Rumely 6 on steel from Ole Bills for $1250.

I had hunted a 27-44 TC for 3 years and bought two in 3 months time.Those were the good old days of collecting.In May of 1979 I went to Yorkville,ILL and hauled home a dandy 25-45 Case Cross-motor for $2500.It seems like I sold it for $2500 in the late 80's.Times had been tough and no one was buying old tractors.A few years later things went crazy.
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A fabulous picture of a 27-44 with an original canopy!
If you can find your list, and would be willing to share that information with me, I would love to add yours to mine in an effort to keep this registry going. Thank you!
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Default Re: 27-44 Twin City values?

Tony.
I havent seen my 27-44 TC list in years but its around somewheres.It was compiled in 1975-1988 with the help of LeRoy Quandt from Ryder,N Dakota.If hes still around he will have a list for 27-44 TC's and most any other rare antique tractor.

My 27-44 TC with the canopy was sold to Glen Peterman at Hadley,PA.

The sawmill 27-44 TC was sold to Al Dotzenrod at Wyndmere,N Dakota.It had to be the most perfect 27-44 TC in existence and would be worth some good money today.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:23 PM
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I have talked to Leroy Quandt a few times, and obtained his list to ad to mine already. Thanks for letting me know, and posting that great old photo from some of the good old glory days
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I have TC 27-44 sn 250335 in N.C. ,we have had it running have a gas tank coming from co.,will need fenders made,but our worse problem is we need a rear wheel 20x60,someone narrowed the right side crude,i believe so it would fit in furrow.If any one knows where we might get a wheel close to n.c. please let me know . thanks David
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Sorry I don't know of any wheels, but Bob Lefever in Pennsylvania's ad in the last Antique Power listed fenders for a 27-44.

Mike
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Has anyone heard what the 27-44 Twin City tractor at the Bridgeport auction sold for?
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Default Re: 27-44 Twin City values?

Was that item # 5341? Someone said it brought $34,500.

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Thanks Chris
Your right it was item #5341.
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