Price is a little steep, has anyone spoke to the owner? Probably not, anyone can ask anything for what they have, not a done deal until money changes hands. If you were looking for what looks to be an apparently nice condition, D2, with some nice accessories, winch, tool bar blade, generator/lights, electric start pony, with battery box, radiator guard, and whatever else I'm missing, what would you offer, say 7K ? its worth 5K easily as is, you don't see these like that very often, its a nice tractor with what is has on it, just a little high on the price. See how many complete tool bar blades you can find for these era caterpillar tractors, I'm sure those are in every scrap yard somewhere right ? LOL ! Thats an extremely useful set up, even if you don't have the tool bar, you have the main part, you could fab all kinds of implements for it. Someone may have gone through it and finished it to make it look nice. It has many factory accessories. Yes, you should measure the U/C, 50% means nothing until it checks out as half worn by measuring. Benefit of the doubt here, you'll know if its a polished t*rd, if you know anything about crawlers, like is often seen at auctions with contractor equipment run through a paint shop, I'd bet this is not one of those. It ain't perfect either, but what is ? As is, potentially a very versatile tractor. There are some things to tip you off. I just can't see trash talking a tractor like that, one which no one has actually looked at, sorry.... maybe afterward. FYI, don't mean to rustle anyone's feathers but.... it might be misconstrued that way LOL !