With over a 75 per cent sale rate, the tractor section achieved a total of £295,742 with modern classics from the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving strong prices across the board. The star of the show was a 1988 Massey Ferguson 360 which has only 816 hours on the clock and is still on its original Kleber tyres and achieved £18,000 and was sold to a well-known Yorkshire collector. Similarly a 1989 Ford 7810 tractor with only 1710 hours sold for £15,500, whilst a 1998 Massey Ferguson 9240 tractor made £14,500. Amongst the older models, a 1965 County 654 Super 4 tractor which made £15,500 off of its £7,000 estimate which was consigned from a single East Yorkshire Farmer and is going to a collection in Scotland. The same vendor also achieved £8,200 for a 1959 Roadless Power Major off of an estimate of £6,000 and £8,200 and £6,700 for a County Super 4. A rare Ferguson Brown Type A from 1937 achieved £8,300 selling to an enthusiast from Ireland.
A Yorkshire-built Jowett Light Car dating back to 1927 with its original engine, gearbox and Leeds-issued registration document, generated significant interest eventually selling for £10,000 to a buyer from Scotland. Similarly, a beautifully restored Brayshaw living wagon with original features sold for £15,000 to a collector from Bristol. In the bygones section an excellent selection of stationary engines, implements, ploughs and spares, achieved high prices with a pair of tyres which made £2,100 and a Massey Ferguson muck spreader which made £1,400.
Bill King, Chairman, Cheffins comments: “Our 20th year at Harrogate saw some of the strongest trade we have seen at this event for some years with modern classic tractors drawing interest from buyers from across the UK. These tractors from the ‘80’s and ‘90’s are popular with the next generation of collectors, those in their 40’s and 50’s who remember these machines from their youth. The real work horses of the agriculture industry, Fords and Massey 360s have a real nostalgic value, whilst also being of use on the farm. Crowds reached well into their 1000s as buyers and enthusiasts joined the sale from across the UK and we registered over 450 new buyers on the day. We are looking forward to coming back to Harrogate in 2018 and we hope that our 21st year at the Great Yorkshire Showground will be even bigger and better than this year’s sale.”
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All prices are hammer prices, buyers’ premium has not been included in the above report.
The next Cheffins Vintage and Classic Machinery Sale will be at the Cambridge Sale Ground in Sutton, near Ely on Saturday 14th October.
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