EAST Anglian-based auctioneer Cheffins hosted an on-site sale of more than 40 classic and vintage Massey Ferguson tractors and implements on Saturday, May 7, in Skipton, Yorkshire. The tractors were sold on behalf of well-known collector Alan Bancroft.
The tractors on offer ranged from a 1948 Ferguson TE-20 to a 1997 Massey Ferguson 6150 and saw a number of record prices paid at this much anticipated sale.
Highlights from the sale include: £70,000 paid for a 1982 Massey Ferguson 1250; £28,000 for a 1995 Massey Ferguson 399; £27,800 for a 1996 Massey Ferguson 6120; £26,000 for a Massey Ferguson 390T; and £25,500 for a 1986 Massey Ferguson 698T.
Oliver Godfrey, Head of the Machinery Department at Cheffins, said: “The Alan Bancroft sale was one of epic proportions for Massey Ferguson collectors. As a long-standing client and friend of Cheffins, Alan’s sale included a number of tractors bought through us in the past, which came together to create a stunning collection and exciting sale day. Collections of this calibre rarely come to the market and understandably pre-sale interest was huge, with the online catalogue alone seeing over 55,000 views.”
Implements were equally sought after, with highlights including £5,900 for a Massey Ferguson 39 cultivator, £4,300 for a Massey Ferguson 124 baler and £4,300 for a Massey Ferguson 100 tanker.
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