So ... This fellow comes into my place the other day with a double ended Gruman canoe on his truck.
its painted OD gray...... the OD,, well that stands for" Over Dirt Gray"
anyway its a very old Aluminum canoe.. but in pretty decent shape..
I have not seen this particular style before, as it has wood slat flooring, and some cool airlock bulkheads.. etc..
so the fellow tells me that it was his fathers.. His father bought the canoe 1 year after this guy was born.. the guy was 72 years old..
so the canoe is a 1940 model Gruman... It has a little boiler plate with the serial number on it, and it checks out.. so it is a 1940 model.. wow... a 71 year old Aluminum canoe in pretty decent shape..
He wants to know how much something like that is worth?
I dont know sir... to me its worth $300 or less because I am in the canoe rental business, not the vintage canoe business.....
So the question begs.... is this a canoe worth more than its intrinsic value as a usable canoe in my fleet ?
I told the fellow that I did not need the canoe, and felt that it would be a shame to rent this baby out, as it may be worth more to someone that may collect such an item..
either way,, I put it on my rack, and will atempt to sell the canoe for him..
he thinks its worth at least $500
I just dont know ..