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#1 ct_skidoo

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:10 PM

I have a line on a near mint 72 Olympique 340. The guy started at $700 firm last spring on craigslist. He still has it asking now $575. I was thinking more like $500 tops. Any of you know the value of these things?

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:23 PM

I paid $350 for my '73 a couple of years ago. It's in pretty good shape, but does have a crack in the cowl.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:27 PM

That sounds even better LOL. Maybe $500 is even high. I sure would like to find a mint 399e or 440 instead.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:28 PM

Price of good vintage is going up...........For now. Ther are still good deals at the swaps tho.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:11 AM

I don't think $575 is unreasonable for that sled, especially if it is actually in good of shape as the pic shows!

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:20 AM

Price of good vintage is going up...........For now. Ther are still good deals at the swaps tho.

Your right about the price of vintage stuff going up!

I have buying up lots of old machines this summer and have noticed that $200 machines a couple of years ago are now $350 to $500 in any kind of decent shape. At the moment I have (3) '72 Puma 440's (1) '72 Puma 340 (1) '72 Lynx 292 (1) '72 Cheetah 440 (1) '72 Panther 303 Wankel Rotary (1) Kawasaki Invader 440 LC (2) Rupp Nitro 295 (1) '72 rupp Nitro 340 (1) Rupp 34 Sprint 340 Single Sachs (1) '73 Rupp Nitro 400 (2) '73 440 Nitro's (3) '72 Rupp Yankee's (1) 72 Polaris Gemini 250 (1) '68 Ski Doo Olympic (1) 70 Snow Jet 300 and a few other parts sleds!

All of the above I have picked up since this Spring except for two. So I guess I should have enough sleds to compete in at least four different classes during this winter's Vintage Race Series, hopefully on 4 Rupp's. I'm really looking forward to seeing how I do on the '70 Sprint 34 in the single 340 class. I found this sled resting at the edge of a lumber yard along with three other sleds and was amazed at the condition of it to the point where I'm restoring it to look really nice. It has a Sachs 340 SS motor in it and should be quick. =@

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:59 PM

Your right about the price of vintage stuff going up!

I have buying up lots of old machines this summer and have noticed that $200 machines a couple of years ago are now $350 to $500 in any kind of decent shape. At the moment I have (3) '72 Puma 440's (1) '72 Puma 340 (1) '72 Lynx 292 (1) '72 Cheetah 440 (1) '72 Panther 303 Wankel Rotary (1) Kawasaki Invader 440 LC (2) Rupp Nitro 295 (1) '72 rupp Nitro 340 (1) Rupp 34 Sprint 340 Single Sachs (1) '73 Rupp Nitro 400 (2) '73 440 Nitro's (3) '72 Rupp Yankee's (1) 72 Polaris Gemini 250 (1) '68 Ski Doo Olympic (1) 70 Snow Jet 300 and a few other parts sleds!

All of the above I have picked up since this Spring except for two. So I guess I have I should have enough sleds to compete in at least four different classes
during this winter's Vintage Race Series, hopefully on 4 Rupp's. I'm really looking forward to seeing how I do on the '70 Sprint 34 in the single 340 class. I found this sled resting at the edge of a lumber yard along with three other sleds and was amazed at the condition of it to the point where I'm restoring it to look really nice. It has a Sachs 340 SS motor in it and should be quick. =@
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Geeeez Pathfinder, When does the museum open?
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:13 PM

Geeeez Pathfinder, When does the museum open?

It's a friggin' illness, I'm going to have to check myself in somewhere! I probably shouldn't mention the '72 Nitro 340 is coming from Wisconsin and one of the '73 Nitro's came from Arkport, New York, that makes the illness appear a little worse................................. :wacko:

It's funny though a lot of these sleds I acquired by buying 3 and 4 at a time which was necessary to get the "one" I wanted. :pardon: So now I have most of these that I don't need, but are great Vintage Race candidates. I think the 340 and 440 Puma's would do well in the new 440 twin class, its just that they are a "handful" because of there short track.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:08 PM

Post some pics of the Nitros!

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 05:21 PM

I think the biggest problem is to choose which one you want to ride at a time!
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:03 PM

Here's the best looking 440 Nitro, that I kind of decided was too good to race, which led to the second one not quite so pretty. The second one is '72 Nitro 340, also too nice to run but I will, after replacing the vulnerable parts of the panels with fiberglass reproductions! The '72 is famous for the half bell exhaust pipes heading to the muffler, which was a real good flow!

I guess I will have to go into "training" to get myself in shape to attempt four consecutive class heats and finals. Maybe small O2 canisters on the bars............. :lol:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:35 PM

i paid 80 bucks for mine at the swap meet
and that one is a million times nicer


so deff worth the 500

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:39 AM

Here's the best looking 440 Nitro, that I kind of decided was too good to race, which led to the second one not quite so pretty. The second one is '72 Nitro 340, also too nice to run but I will, after replacing the vulnerable parts of the panels with fiberglass reproductions! The '72 is famous for the half bell exhaust pipes heading to the muffler, which was a real good flow!

I guess I will have to go into "training" to get myself in shape to attempt four consecutive class heats and finals. Maybe small O2 canisters on the bars............. :lol:

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Very nice Pathfinder. If I get up your way next season I'd love to check them out.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 10:49 PM

I have a line on a near mint 72 Olympique 340. The guy started at $700 firm last spring on craigslist. He still has it asking now $575. I was thinking more like $500 tops. Any of you know the value of these things?

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:01 AM

Still negotiating with the owner.

The FJR1300 is now part of my son's college fund for next year :(
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:35 PM

Nice sleds PF! My favorite is the one in the back in the lower pic, the one covered in dust!

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:20 AM

I used to own a 1972 Skidoo Nordic long track. A friend bought it, then restored the whole thing, sandblasted everything, new bogie wheels, covered the seat with Naugahyde, rebuilt the 630cc motor, including pistons, valves etc. He really tried to make it perfect. He put about $500 in parts, and countless hours restoring it. The first time he tried to ride it he sideswiped a small tree and broke his foot. The next day the sled was up for sale and I bought it from him for $500 ( his parts cost). After that, we always refered to it as the BONE-CRUSHER!

That engine was scary fast, but the suspension and steering were crap. The engine would get you up to speed damn fast, but the suspension would bounce you all over the place and it always felt like you were going to flip it because the steering did not track well. It was a thrill riding it, especially compared to todays machines and I never did get the courage to run it at full throttle for very long. It would get stuck in deep snow often, and I can't tell you how many times I dug that beast out! It weighed a ton. My back still hurts.

I rode it for a year or two, then it sat in the garage for another 13 years. After 13 years, I decided I needed the garage space and sold it to a buddy for $300. After 13 years, it started up on the second pull! Great engine. I got it stuck in a snow bank loading it on my trailer for him! That convinced that I was making the right decision getting rid of it. DIG DIG DIG. I was glad to see it go. He used it as a spare lake-machine, and then gave it away a few years later.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:07 AM

Yeah I remember those days too. We are always digging out my fathers 73 Scorpion Super Stinger. That thing hated powder.

My Elan was pretty good though and was not heavy if you needed to get it unstuck. That sled seemed to want to go anyhere.

This guy with the Olympique knows it is pretty clean. He came down to $575. I still may be willing to go $500 but that is about it. Depends how bad he wants to sell it I guess.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:15 AM

Yeah I remember those days too. We are always digging out my fathers 73 Scorpion Super Stinger. That thing hated powder.

My Elan was pretty good though and was not heavy if you needed to get it unstuck. That sled seemed to want to go anyhere.

This guy with the Olympique knows it is pretty clean. He came down to $575. I still may be willing to go $500 but that is about it. Depends how bad he wants to sell it I guess.


$75 difference is not that much. Cost more for a tank of gas in the pickup!

You want it. You need it. It looks brand new!

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:18 AM

$75 difference is not that much. Cost more for a tank of gas in the pickup!

You want it. You need it. It looks brand new!



LOL... it is going to cost me that much in diesel to go get it and bring it back with my 2500HD!
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