1964 MONTGOMERY WARDS SQUIRE 9 garden tractor restored by Josh Thornton of Dorr, Michigan. This tractor was an unusual find, built only one year by Simplicity Manufacturing of Port Washington, WI. It is powered by the original model 23D Briggs and Stratton 9 horsepower engine, and wears several OEM rarities including a dual lift kit, tool box, and rear-mount 'Carryall' attachment. A small bracket, with nice original paint, was sent to Van Sickle for analysis prior to restoration.
Painted with custom matched, Van Sickle CML 2005 Simplicity/Montgomery Ward Tan Metallic with 7019 Clear Hardener Catalyst. The machine is now ready for another 48 years of hard work as well as Central Michigan shows!