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New member and I wanted to ask about the rarity of some of the other John Deere garden tractors. I have heard the 1963 I think it is John Deere 110 is pretty rare or worth way more than I could afford. Are there any other model John Deere garden tractors that are as rare or close to it?
 

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Custom-Color 110, 112, 120 and 140 Square Fender (SF) tractors can be rare finds - Patio Red, Spruce Blue, April Yellow and Sunset Orange. Consumers where not purchasing these custom color tractors when first introduced so John Deere dealerships were painting them John Deere Green-and-Yellow so they would sell.

The 100 can be difficult to find.

The 120 SF in John Deere Green-and-Yellow can be rare (Not many made. Only manufactured in 1970 and 1971). These are just a couple I'm sure others will add to the list.

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Now that you mention it I remember seeing a couple of the Patio John Deeres at a couple of shows. I was wondering about them. So John Deere repainted them factory colors just so they would sell? What was the reasoning for them not selling as their patio color? I think the colors were pretty cool. Did customers feel that they were not true John Deere garden tractors? 

I don't think I have ever seen a 100. 
 

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Some models of rare tractors that come to mind for me are the 1966 112's, 1966 60 lawn tractors, early 1969 140's with factory 12hp Kohler engines, the electric powered 90 lawn tractor, the model 208, and the gas powered model 322. Although there are some around, the model 200 is starting to get scarce as well.
 

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Now that you mention it I remember seeing a couple of the Patio John Deeres at a couple of shows. I was wondering about them. So John Deere repainted them factory colors just so they would sell? What was the reasoning for them not selling as their patio color? I think the colors were pretty cool. Did customers feel that they were not true John Deere garden tractors? 

I don't think I have ever seen a 100. 
I’m not sure anyone knows the exact psychology behind why John Deere customers did purchase the custom-color LGTs. I can tell you why I wouldn’t buy one – I would much rather have my John Deere LGTs in factory Green and Yellow but that’s just me. Maybe some men/women didn't feel they could drive around the yard on something that flamboyant I'm not sure. Yes, to sell the custom-color tractors that didn't sell the dealerships painted them factory gree and yellow.

Yeah, the 100 Lawn Tractors you don’t see around that much. Google image the John Deere 100 and you’ll find several pictures of them.

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Have to agree with you all. The 208 was only mfg'd in 77 and 78 , I have only come across one 120 with a sickle bar kick myself for not buying that when I had the chance. Its hard to find patios unless you get lucky.My father has two and both where purchased as green until we looked underneath.Dealers did not always spray the under carriage and you can easily scratch off a little spot 
 

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Hello , another rare find would be a 1966 112 r /f with hydraulic lift and factory headlights,I have spoken to other long time collectors and we agree they are harder to find than a 1963 r/f.
You mean like this one? :D

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I do not know Frank, and to honest, I don't know that the answer to that question will ever be found. I also have a restored 1966 112 manual lift with a restored 20 Air Compressor mounted to it, but it's tucked away in the garage and I can't get to it right now. It has the factory headlight package as well. I think I have a picture of it from one of the local shows in my photo album. Just go to my profile page and look it up there if you're interested. 
 

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Must have had that one near the front after the picture you sent me. Looks fantastic. You know you don't really see many RF 112s that are not hydraulic lift. Mostly 110's
 

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You are correct Kyle, mostly 110's. When you do see a 112 with hydraulic lift, it's almost always a 1967 model year. Starting to see quite a bit of the flat fender 110's and 112's with hydraulic lift getting sold, so maybe it's time to start investing in those while the picking is good! 
 
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Out of space but you never know. Was up at the auction in Leola the other week and a112 flat hydraulic lift sold for 275.00 My pop already bought a tractor so the truck was full . We keep talking about taking a trailer along.
 
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