Cheffins is expected to bring more than 1,000 lots of vintage tractors, agricultural machinery and collectors’ items to the annual Harrogate Vintage Sale, which takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday the 19th of August.
Oliver Godfrey, head of the Machinery Division at Cheffins said: “With over 1,000 lots on offer, this will be one of the largest Harrogate Vintage collective auctions to take place in the past 25 years since Cheffins started hosting the sale in 1997. The Harrogate Sale really is one of the most popular and most enjoyable auctions we host, and it attracts collectors’ items from Ireland, North Wales and Scotland as well as the surrounding counties.
“It offers a great opportunity for collectors to pick up something special in the middle of the show season, as well as providing a great day out. There will be over 150 tractors on offer, with a large Massey Ferguson and Ferguson section, and a number of highlight lots which we will be watching closely on sale day. There’s also a good collection of classic tractors from the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, and we will be watching closely the prices these achieve as they continue to some of the most sought-after within the market.”
Among the lots is a large Massey Ferguson and Ferguson collection, with more than 12 examples on offer. Offered by a single owner is a chronological progression of Fordson tractors, dating from 1940 with a Standard N, and moving up to a 1963 New Performance Super Major.
Another lot that is expected to garner interest is a 1963 Doe Triple D tandem tractor, which has an estimate of around £50,000. From the classics section, a 1982 International 3588 ‘Snoopy’ is expected to sell for between £20,000 and £25,000, while a 1982 Trantor Series 1, which has been fully restored is estimated to make around £15,000. Another highlight is a 1981 Mercedes MB Trac 800, which has a pre-sale estimate of between £14,000 and £16,000.