On the 20th of August, Cheffins hosted over 900 lots at its annual Harrogate Vintage Sale, held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The sale grossed over £500,000 and saw hundreds of interested bidders.
Of more than 140 classic and vintage tractors, highlights included a 1948 Field Marshall II, which had previously won Best in Show at the Carrington Rally and Best Series II at the Marshall Golden Jubilee. It took the highest price of the day, earning £18,760 against an estimate of £10,000 to £12,000.
Similarly, a 1956 Porsche A133 tractor sold for £10,184; a 1964 Massey Ferguson 35X sold for £12,328; a 1969 Massey Ferguson 165 made £10,505 against an estimate of £7,500 to £8,500 and a Massey Ferguson 135 achieved £17,188.
Oliver Godfrey, head of the Machinery Department at Cheffins commented: “The Harrogate Sale provides a fantastic day out and is a key date in the vintage and classic calendar. We saw large crowds on the day, with buyers from across the northern counties and further afield all heading to the Yorkshire Showground to join in the fun, as well as hundreds of bidders online.
“The market is clearly still going strong for both vintage and classic tractors, and the Harrogate Sale offered collectors a great selection of machines from as early as 1919 to classics from the 1990s. There was also a strong trade for vehicles, bygones, collectors’ items and stationary engines.”
Full results are available at www.cheffins.co.uk