The final price tag on this sweet vehicle is $9,861.18, to be precise.
The photos were taken by reader Jerry, who attended a recent auction in Perry County, PA, where the buggy was up for bidding. Here’s the interior:
The price gave Jerry “sticker shock”, he says (and this leaves out the horse, which adds around $1600).
Just like ordering a car, you get to select your features when buying a new carriage.
The list below should give you an idea of options available on Amish buggies. Of course, not all churches permit all the features you see here.
You can see the price starts at $6,895, and goes up from there. What stands out to you?
Notice there is one price deduction on the list.
Perry County, PA Amish Photos
Here are a few additional photos courtesy of Jerry. He describes the local Amish as “almost the nicest people I’ve ever met. They are somewhat isolated in their location but they do wonderful things in that area. A Haiti benefit auction is coming up soon.”
Perry County is a couple counties up and over from Lancaster, on the other side of Harrisburg. Five Amish congregations make up the community. The Perry County settlement spun off from Lancaster County in the mid-1970s.
Here’s a horse-powered ice cream project. Jerry says the engine in the foreground is for back-up.
UPDATE: The next three photos show a five-horse team used at last year’s auction to make ice cream. As you can see, lucky children sometimes get a ride while the horse is on the job.
Flowers and more auction activity.
Kids up to kid business.
You can see how the design is quite different from the Adams County, Indiana school we saw in those previous posts.
Jerry says: “They will continue to add the brick veneer and they say it will be ready by the end of August.”