Tractor - which dates back almost 100 years - fetches thousands at vintage and classic auction

The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton. The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
8:14 AM

A two-cylinder petrol tractor dating back to 1916 was the star lot at a vintage and classic auction held in Sutton on Saturday.

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The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.

The Overtime Model R was billed by auctioneers, Cheffins, as the oldest Overtime tractor still in existence and it sold for a whopping £34,500.

According to Cheffins, the Overtime was the British name for the American Waterloo Boy tractor, and the Model R was imported into the UK by L J Martin. In 1916, it would have sold for about £285.

Also at the auction, a steam traction engine made by JI Case and dating back to 1904 sold for £16,000. The engine was undergoing restoration in America when it was acquired and put up for auction.

The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.

A carriage made in 1877 by Maythorn of Biggleswade, and used by the Russell family of Bassingbourn sold for £1,800. The carriage was the property of Saffron Walden Museum but it was decided that there was no longer room for it in the collection.

A classic Triumph motorcycle dating back to 1956, and with only 23,000 miles on the clock, sold for £5,000.

In all, there were almost 2,200 lots.

The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.The star lots from the vintage and classic auction, held in Sutton.

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