Victoria.....hi.....Name's Dave Lester, and we live in Southwest Michigan. We have a little C and we've been a regular "fan" of the forum since we got it.
I gotta agree with Eldon. That implement dealer only wants to turn around and sell it to someone else for more money (not that it's a bad thing;that's what he's in business for), and it sounds to me like the tractor means a little more to you than simply "the money".
We got our little C through an ad we saw in a newspaper printed from central Indiana called "FarmWorld", and it was the greatest thing, cause the previous owner wanted the tractor to go to someone (us) who would really use it and appreciate it, and he was pleased to meet us, and vice versa. It's turned into a good friendship.
Before I'd sell it to the dealer who is just going to turn around and sell it to someone else (again....not a bad thing....) I'd at least consider puttin'an ad on-line or in some publication near where you live and seeing if there's someone out there who would really appreciate it.
Just a thought.
Dave of Southwest Michigan (and Nancey)