Purchased new, with deck and snow thrower by grandfather.<br />Passed on to me in 80. VH70 was replaced by a B&S 8 when the "*****" mill gave out in 76. Retired in 87 and has sat since today..9/23/14 (which wouldve been G'paw's 92nd Bday. She is being completely restored. It pains me knowing that it has spent its entire life stored indoors and is in such rough shape. Soon to change.