The Bainbridge Collection of rear and early tractors will lead the next Cheffins Vintage Sale on the 22nd of October. Consisting of five tractors, with an estimated value of £250,000, the collection has been consigned from Staffordshire.
It will be offered alongside over 2,000 lots of classic tractors, implements, vehicles, motorcycles and automobilia. It will be the third and final vintage sale of 2022.
The star of the event will be a 1918 Alldays & Onions General Purpose tractor, which is believed to be one of only six still in existence. It is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £60,000.
Also in the collection is a 1916 Bates Steel Mule Model C, with an estimate between £50,000 and £60,000, and is believed to be the only example in the UK. There is also a 1918 Illinois Super-Drive (£20,000-£25,000); a 1919 Overdrive Model N (£35,000-£40,000) and a Wisconsin Model E dating back to the 1920s (£20,000-£25,000).
Oliver Godfrey, head of machinery at Cheffins said: “Having been put together by Edwin Bainbridge throughout his lifetime, this collection now contains some of the earliest and most desirable tractors from the pre-war period.”
Another major collection going under the hammer is the RH Clark model collection, comprising 12 models owned by the engineering author Ronald H Clark. This is set to make more than £30,000 in total and includes an Atkinson single cylinder three deck table engine and a Duplex twin-cylinder horizontal mill engine.
Elsewhere in the sale is a 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom, with Jack Barclay bodywork, which has an estimate of between £40,000 and £50,000. This will be joined by a 1909 White Model-00 steam car, one of only 150 surviving, which is predicted to make between £25,000 and £35,000.
The automobilia section contains a number of rare and desirable items, including a Hammond Commerical fuel pump – originally from an East London bus depot – which is expected to sell for around £1,500. There is also a selection of Shell petrol pumps from the 1950s and 60s and a series of 1/8 scale models including an Aston Martin DB5, a Shelby GT500 Mustang and a Pocher.
Mr Godfrey continued: “The October Vintage Sale is always one of our biggest auctions of the year, and with a great selection of rare and unusual items in each section of the sale, we believe that this major event could gross well over £1,000,000. This year has seen some fantastic results, with record prices achieved for vintage items across the board, and whilst we might be in a period of financial uncertainty, the market for all things classic and vintage continues to be holding firm.
“This is our final collective sale of 2022, so we are looking forward to seeing collectors from far and wide heading to the sale ground to make the most of the opportunity to find something really special before the year is out.”
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