Rare Holt 75 tractor - valued at £70,000 - to go up for sale at Cheffins’ vintage sale

The Holt 75 tractor, which will go on sale at Cheffins at their October auction.

The Holt 75 tractor, which will go on sale at Cheffins at their October auction. - Credit: Archant

One of the world’s rarest vintage tractors – valued at £70,000 - will take centre stage at Cheffins’ vintage sale next month.

The 1930 Aveling and Porter Steam Tractor.

The 1930 Aveling and Porter Steam Tractor. - Credit: Archant

The Holt 75, which dates back to 1914, will be on show at the Sutton Showground on October 15 alongside a host of other vintage vehicles for sale.

The tractor, which is one of only four in the UK, is expected to sell for around £70,000 and will go on sale alongside a 1930 Aveling and Porter Steam Tractor, a 1927 Foden ‘C Type’ Steam Wagon; a 1918 Ruston, Proctor Lincoln Imp Steam Tractor and a Ruston and Hornsby Portable Steam Engine dating back to 1932 all sporting guide prices of £15,000 to a whopping £130,000.

Willem Middlemiss, steam engine specialist at Cheffins said: “The market for steam engines is increasing in buoyancy, following a brief cooling off after 2008. As there is only around 4,000 steam engines in private hands worldwide, it is unusual to see so many key items on the open market at any one time.

“The Ruston, Proctor model is going to be particularly popular as it is only one of six in existence in the world and is an incredibly desirable model.”


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Also on offer will be a number of classic cars and motorcycles, including the incredibly rare 1907 Rover 6, which is expected to sell for around £25,000.

William King, Director at Cheffins added: “There are some stunning collectors’ items coming into our October sale. With something for everyone from a steam engine expected to reach £130,000, a tractor with a guide of £55,000, right through to collectors’ cameras, and bygone item.”

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For more information, visit www.cheffins.co.uk, or call 01353 777767.

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