A Harley Davidson, vintage tractors, an old Anglia TV camera were just some of the goodies at a vintage auction in Sutton.
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An extremely rare tractor fetched £62,000 in a vintage vehicle sale at Sutton that attracted buyers from around the world.
More than £1 million worth of vintage tractors, steam engines, classic vehicles and collectors’ items were sold at the Cheffins Cambridge Vintage sale.
Among them was a four inch scale model steam engine which made £12,500, a Harley Davidson with side-car which fetched £13,000 and an old ex Anglia TV camera on its steerable dolly which was bought for £1,000.
William King, director at Cheffins, said: “Some stunning collectors’ items saw record prices paid.
“There were some surprises with a number of models making strong prices.
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“The market for everything vintage, from vast steam engines down to enamel signs and small models, continues to be buoyant.
“Purchasers and serious collectors are willing to part with vast sums of cash for the best items and we are pleased to see this market continue to thrive against the backdrop of economic uncertainty across the UK.
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A 1927 Foden C Type steam wagon made £122,000 and was sold to a collector from Cambridgeshire.
The other steam engines sold included a 1930 Aveling and Porter steam tractor for £37,000, a 1932 Ruston and Hornsby portable steam engine for £38,000 and a 1926 Fowler steam roller which made £40,000.
Only one of four examples known to exist in the UK, an incredibly rare Holt 75 made £62,000, making it the most expensive item in the 150 lot tractor section.
The Holt was initially built for the military and was supplied to the British, French, Russian and US armies during WW1.
Vintage motorcycles saw some top prices paid with the main attraction being a 1931 1200cc Harley Davidson with a fibre-glass replica Swallow sidecar.
Other classic motorcycles included £5,800 paid for a 1965 350cc Velocette Viper, £7,800 for a 1987 Brooklands Triton and £7,000 for a 1967 350cc Velocotte Viper.
Live steam models were popular on the day, with £12,500 paid for a four inch scale Foster agricultural engine built from scratch.
A series of rural and domestic bygone items from Holkham Hall sold for more than £15,000, whilst a collection of Edwardian camera equipment made £640.
Enamel signs were popular and a Raleigh sign made £1,600.
• The next sale is on April 22, 2017 at Cheffins Machinery Sale Ground, Sutton.