ON August 20, East Anglian-based auctioneer Cheffins hosted a sale of over 900 lots of classic and vintage tractors, agricultural machinery, vehicles and collector’s items at the firm’s annual Harrogate Vintage Sale. Hosted at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the sale grossed more than £500,000 and saw crowds in the hundreds from across the UK and Europe.
There were more than 140 classic and vintage tractors on offer, with highlights including a 1948 Field Marshall Series II, which was in immaculate condition and previously won Best in Show at the Carrington Rally and Best Series II at the Marshall Golden Jubilee.
The tractor took the highest price on the day at £18,760, against an estimate of £10,000-£12,000, when it sold to a Leicestershire-based collector.
Similarly, a 1956 Porsche A133 tractor sold for £10,184.
The more modern classics also saw high prices paid, including a 1964 Massey Ferguson 35X, which sold for £12,328; a 1969 Massey
Ferguson 165, which sold for £10,505 against an estimate of £7,500-£8,500, and an extremely well restored Massey Ferguson 135 achieving £17,188.
n To view the full results, visit machinerysales.cheffins.co.uk
n The next vintage collective sale to be offered by Cheffins will be the October Vintage Sale, which will take place on October 23 at the Cheffins Machinery Saleground, Sutton, near Ely.
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