I bought one so long ago, that it was cheap and worth a lot more today in scrap than it cost back then!
How many of you know that they used to build them out of aluminum, with the only non aluminum parts being the wood floor and the two endcaps, and the wood inside the doors (although still covered in aluminum)? Even the beams under the floor are aluminum.
I paid $275 for it when I bought it from the company I worked for. They purchased a lot of 10 of them to use for outside storage and decided they didn't need but six or seven. I came to the party late when it came to putting a claim on one, but one of the maintenance supervisors was wishy-washy about what he was going to do with the one he claimed, so I convinced him that it was a lot of work to move one, and then fix it up!
I borrowed a truck and flatbed trailer from Cypress Truck Lines here in Jax (try that nowadays!!) and moved it. I couldn't get enough traction in my yard to pull it off, so I called a wrecker who charged me $100 to set it off. I have moved it a couple more times by building a trailer out of mobile home frames and using a Simplex jack, reinforced wooden reels and a single I-beam. Mine weighs just shy of 3000 pounds and at todays scrap prices it, it is worth a lot more than I paid for it back in the early 1980's .
David from jax