If you have always been wanting a clawfoot tub it is possible to purchase a new acrylic clawfoot version that weighs less and is easy to install.
These tubs are relatively inexpensive when compared to finding an old cast iron clawfoot tub, paying to have it refinished and perhaps needing replacement feet for the tub.
Many bathtub refinishers charge a premium to refinish the cast iron tubs (you can do it yourself as well) and the best thing about many of these tubs is the shipping is included.
Unless you have a cast iron claw foot tub that you are attached to for sentimental reasons. A new acrylic version might be what you are really looking for.
Companies at Amazon.com are offering the best prices we have seen. Here is the latest example of a new acrylic clawfoot tub at a great price: