Saw this guy posted on the other forum. He has the story of it over there. It is an original with original paint, always garaged. It belongs to his uncle. If I remember correctly he was trying to get the value of it.
It was on mytractorforum under jd lawn and garden. I think it was titled patio value or something like that. If you can't find it let me know. The way he was talking there, they were getting ready to sell it.
I don't visit MTF too much - too much misinformation. I found it on WFM, which is more JD garden tractor specific and where the JD L&G experts hang out. I know someone in southwest Missouri was trying to sell his Patio collection and he had some pretty decent, if not nice, tractors.