THE annual Cheffins Harr-
ogate Vintage Sale att-racted vast crowds as over 600 lots of historic and rare items went under the hammer at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Sat-urday, August 21.
Following a break in the annual auction last year due to Covid-19, the sale saw large crowds and grossed over £420,000.
Amongst the 100 vintage and classic tractors on offer, 80 per cent found new homes with the top price being £17,490 for a 1949 Field Marshall series two contractors’ model which had seen only two owners from new. This was followed by a 1993 John Deere 2650 4wd which sold for £15,105.
Classic Fords were also in demand with a 1988 Ford 6610 Super Q selling for £14,840; a 1990 Ford 4630 4wd with only 1500 hours on the clock made £14,840; a Ford 6640 SLE made £14,620 whilst a 1969 Ford 5000 which had been fully restored made £14,300.
The sale also saw a strong entry of stationary engines from a single owner collection. The top price for these was £6,600 for a 1910 Campbell 2.5 horsepower engine. Amongst the implements, a Ferguson three-ton tipping trailer made £1,650.
Also on offer at the sale was a variety of bygones, collectables and related spares, with some top prices paid for enamel signs and other automobilia items, with top lots including a front nose cone for a Fordson Major which made a stunning £820, a pair of Ford 5000 mudguards which eventually were knocked down for a mighty £1,190, Massey Ferguson wheel weights at £615.
Bill King, Chairman at Cheffins, said: “It was great to be back at the Harrogate Vintage Sale following a break in the event last year. We saw a quality entry, making this one of the best sales in recent memory as both buyers and sellers looked to make the most of this major auction.”
The next vintage sale will take place on October 23 at Cheffins Machinery Sale Ground, Sutton, Ely, CB6 2QT.