Hi! I just purchased a used 1997 John Deere LX178 Motorsports Edition tractor in good condition. I collect motorsports themed garden tractors and this happens to be my first John Deere. I am have been trying to research the history of this machine and found some neat factory ads, but haven't found much else. I was wondering if there was any database with production numbers for this special edition model (so far I haven't been able to find anything online). Thanks in advance for any assistance.