The next Cheffins Vintage Sale will see over 1,300 lots of vintage and classic tractors, machinery, motorcycles, cars and collectors’ items go under the hammer on 24th July, at the firm’s saleground in Sutton, near Ely.
Amongst the 110 classic and vintage tractors on offer, a 1972 County 1004 which has been restored by a local collector is set to sell for an estimate of £25,000 – £30,000. The tractor has won multiple prizes at the Newark Tractor Show and comes complete with a Shawnee Poole goose neck dump trailer. From the same era is a 1972 Roadless Ploughmaster which was restored around seven years ago and only has 105 hours on the clock since the restoration. This has an estimate of £12,000 - £15,000. Also amongst the classic examples is a 1984 International 1056XL with an estimate of £35,000 - £38,000 ; a 1984 Hurlimann 5110 with an estimate of £22,000 - £25,000 and a pair of 1977 Zetor 6748s with an estimate of £15,000 - £18,000 apiece. From earlier periods is a 1920s Ford Model T tractor which is fully running and driveable and is set to sell for £8,000 - £10,000 and also a 1936 Morris Cowley ‘Flat Nose’.
Leading the classic cars and motorcycles section is a 1948 3485cc Jaguar four-door Sports Saloon. The vehicle has been consigned from a renowned specialist owner and has taken part in a number of high-speed touring rallies. The car is offered in immaculate condition, having had a series of works carried out, including an engine rebuild. It has an estimate of £35,000 - £40,000. Amongst the motorcycles, a 1929 349cc Triumph CO is offered with an estimate of £8,500 - £9,500. This is a rare machine, being one of Triumph’s first 350cc OHV motorbikes and having had only a two-year production run. A series of works have been carried out by the current owner, ensuring that it is offered in perfect condition. Within the commercial vehicles there is a rare a 1968 Atkinson Mk1 tractor unit. This is believed to be the only surviving Mk1 on the road and has been completely rebuilt by the current owner. It has an estimate of £20,000 - £25,000.
Bill King, Chairman, Cheffins says: “This sale encompasses a superb line up of over 110 tractors, covering examples dating from before the 1920s right the way through to the 1990s. Those on offer include some rare originals, as well as restored items, many of which are coming to the market for the first time in decades. We are looking forward to seeing collectors and enthusiasts from far and wide for the second of our iconic vintage sales of the year, particularly as we can now enjoy welcoming bidders back to the saleground. Accidental savings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has helped to ensure that demand for the best in class of classic and vintage tractors has continued unabated throughout 2021, and prices have also increased as a result. Whilst the tractors always draw a good number of dedicated buyers, the classic cars and motorcycles on offer, as well as the collector’s items, will also be of interest for vintage enthusiasts from the UK and overseas. We will also be offering online bidding across all of the sections of the sale.”
The sale will allow traditional live bidding for tractors, vehicles and motorcycles, with other parts of the sale being offered as a timed online auction.
The sale will take place on the 24th July, at Cheffins Machinery Sale Ground, Sutton, Ely, CB6 2QT. For more information, please visit www.cheffins.co.uk, or call Cheffins auctioneers on 01353 777767.