Say it isn't so!
I just found out that my dad sold his 1974 Ski Whiz 444 to a guy for $100.00!!! He bought it new and it has 800 miles on it. The thing was in mint condition! It has always been garaged and never sat outside even one night. He also gave the guy a bunch of spare parts like new shocks, drive belts, and bogie wheels. He started and drove it every winter to keep it in perfect running condition. All for $100.00!
Guess I just needed to vent to someone. Here is a pic of one like it, but his was the 444, not the 344 pictured.