A bumper entry of close to 1000 lots at Cheffins’ annual Harrogate Vintage Sale attracted huge crowds to the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday 17th August and resulted in perhaps one of the most successful sales in its 25-year history.
In addition to the loyal salegoers who support the sale year-in, year-out, nearly 400 new buyers registered on the day and there was fevered bidding on the choice lots in the sale.
Of the 100 vintage and classic tractors entered an impressive selling rate saw over 77% find new homes.
A 1964 County Super-4 with Cooke’s rear winch topped the day’s trade when selling for £17,490, while a 1996 Massey Ferguson 390 with one owner from the Lincolnshire Fen made £14,628.
From further afield, an ever-popular 1963 Massey Ferguson 35X Multi-Power imported from Canada sold for £6,784.
A superbly restored 1972 Massey Ferguson 135 with GC cab made an impressive £9,858 and, just shy of that price, was a 1975 Massey Ferguson 188 with Multi-Power which was knocked down at £9,328.
A trio of stunning Massey Ferguson 35s from the same vendor made £5,618, £5,936 and £6,996 respectively, while an impressive c1959 John Deere 730 took £7,420 and a very well presented 1947 Ferguson TED-20 Reekie conversion made £4,240.
Cheffins Director Oliver Godfrey said: “This was another fantastic vintage auction at the Yorkshire Events Centre at the Showground and, come rain or shine, the excellent facilities help this to be one of the strongest auctions in the county.
“Some very strong prices matched the quality on offer and there was many very pleased vendors and purchasers – something we always like to see and we are already looking forward to next year’s sale!”
The UK’s leading machinery and vintage auctioneers also report a very exciting entry for their next Cambridge Vintage Sale at Sutton, near Ely, on 19th October, with some ultra-rare and desirable vintage and classic tractors on offer. Further details available on their website at cheffins.co.uk and usual social media feeds.