I recently purchased a Craftsman II 12HP 38". The mower is in mint condition with little or no hours. The seller told me it was in storage since 2004 as he bought the storage unit at auction. The model number is 917.254641. The serial number is 1449S06055. Can any one tell me the year?? I called Sears and they say 1987?? I replaced the battery & rebuilt the carb and she runs strong.