I have been offered a chance to purchase a Mallard Sno-Wing sled. The sled is said to be in very good condition, with the original seat being perfect, etc. The only damage to the sled is a "hole" in the track. It is original & not restored.
Here is the weird part: All Mallards were teal green in color, this one is red. The owner claims that Chaparral was attempting to buy out Mallard when they made a few of them in red. The deal fell through and the red ones were sold to the public. I have no way to verify this? It is an interesting story. The owner also claims that the sled is a '67. It cannot be since Mallards were made from '68 to '70 from what I can tell. Anyone have any info that they may be able to share regarding Mallard snowmobiles?
The owner of this sled is asking me for "offers". I have no idea what it may be worth. It has a JLO single in it. I told the owner that I would guess it should be worth $500 to me. Maybe a bit more to a serious "Mallard" collector. Does this sound high or low?
For those of you who have not seen one of these, here is a link to a restored one on Davids Vintage Snowmobiles:http://www.vintagesnowmobiles.50megs.com/PP13113.html