Over £2 million of vintage vehicles sold at Cheffins' record-breaking auction in Sutton
PUBLISHED: 10:45 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:45 25 April 2017
More than 4,000 vintage vehicle enthusiasts from around the world helped make Cheffins' latest auction in Sutton a record breaking event.
With a sale total of more than £2 million – including a number of the world’s most unusual classic and vintage tractors, motorcycles and steam engines - Saturday’s auction was the largest collective vintage sale in Europe.
A 1963 Matbro Mastiff vintage tractor was sold for a UK record price of £86,100, more than doubling its guide price of £40,000.
April’s sale saw one of the highest consignments of vintage and classic tractors ever recorded, achieving over £1.135m in total over 260 lots.
Buyers came from across the UK and abroad, including from Germany, USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the Sudan.
The first four tractors achieved a hammer price of £190,500 within the starting 10 minutes. A Lanz Bulldog D9550 crawler tractor sold for £75,600 to a buyer from Germany and a 1957 David Brown crawler tractor achieved £63,000, which are both record prices for these types.
Also on offer was a virtually untouched, rare County 954 Super-Six which was discovered on a county council farm in Hertfordshire. Dating back to the 1960s, the Super-Six is a rare model which smashed its guide price of £12,000 and finally was sold for £19,500. Classic commercials were also the toast of the day with a 1920 Albion Model A16 Charabanc, previously owned by the High Commissioner of New Zealand and which has starred in the TV series Houdini and Doyle attracting huge crowds and finally selling for £73,500.
Other items included over 2,500 lots of memorabilia, spares and implements. Of the more unusual lots a steam launch boat known as “Sir Lancelot” achieved £8,800 and a Rudge Penny Farthing bicycle dating back to 1882 which sold for £2,805 and a recreation of an NGK garage forecourt clock which sold for £2,200. The models also saw competitive bidding with an enormous £14,300 paid for a 4.5ins scale Burrell Agricultural Engine, and steam accessories were a popular section on the day with lamps top of the shop in terms of prices with £2,310 paid for a pair of Eli Griffiths examples.
The next Cambridge vintage sale will take place on July 15. For more information visit www.cheffins.co.uk or call Cheffins auctioneers on 01353 777767.
For full results visit http://www.cheffins.co.uk/auctions/vintage-and-steam/sales-results