Just picked up a nice little South Bend. I'm the second owner - the original owner passed away last month, got it from the widow. Aside from being covered in oil and grime, it looks near new. I'd conservatively rate the original at over 80%. Scraping still visible, better than 60% over the ways. No nicks or dings or drop marks.
Serial number is 107584
Catalogue number 415-ZC
3.5' bed. Set up as a C model.
Odd thing is, it does not have the control lever I am used to. It has three push-buttons mounted onto the left spindle-guard - integral to the casting. "Rev" "Stop" and "Fwd".
Anyone ever seen that before? Or is it really common and I've just never noticed before?