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Old 03-23-2006, 02:05 PM
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Default Thiokol Sprite, 1968, for sale on Ebay

Ebay Auction for 1968 Thiokol Sprite.

Looks to be a reasonably well kept Sprite, showing a bit of age in the photos but good overall. No clue what the reserve price is.

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Dependable, good running Snowcat in good condition with several custom features. The cargo area has been enclosed with steel floor, 3" rollbar, bench seat and seatbelts installed allowing it to transport 5 persons. A ford C4 automatic transmission mounted to the engine in front of the original manual 4 speed tranny gives you a wide variety of gears from low-low to high (12 forward, 4 reverse). We have run this setup for the last 12 years and it works great. The tires have only been on the cat for 2 years, both front tires have been solid filled. The cat has not been out at all this year due to No Snow.

The right side axle, all wheel bearings, tires and both master cylinders were replaced in 2004. New tempered glass has been cut to replace the plexiglass in the door windows.
Vehicle in located in New Mexico.
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Default Re: Thiokol Sprite, 1968, for sale on Ebay

This auction ended, the price got up to $5100 but it did not meet the reserve price. It seems worth a lot more than that to me, but it may be that selling a Snowcat at the beginning of Spring is the wrong time to try?

There were 10 bids on this one, so it got some activity, but apparently not enough!
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Default Re: Thiokol Sprite, 1968, for sale on Ebay

My Thoughts On This Machine.

It would be a bargain buy at the high bid price.

Plus Features:
Recent mechanical work completed along with other updated components.
Full cab style with newer style front seats.
C4 automatic Trans??? This has been added to machine???

Drawbacks:
The weight with the added equipment would be more like 5000+ lbs.
170 Cubic inch engine lacks power with all of the extra weight added.
C4 automatic Trans added, not stock??? Ok if done properly???
Old style track grousers look worn.
Interior shows age and has not been updated and painted like the outside.
Very small fuel tank for the size and weight of machine, 15 gallon.

Probably still a good buy at under $10,000.00.
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