Tractors bring in the bids at vintage Sutton auction
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VINTAGE tractors stole the show at an auction held in Sutton.
Dozens of classic and rare examples of the iconic farm vehicle went under the hammer at Sutton showground late last month, as Cheffins held its latest vintage sale.
Ironically, the stand out lot was a crumbling Doe diesel tractor dating from 1963 which sold for £11,500.
The machine started life in Essex before being split and sold on to a farm in Sussex. Auctioneers Cheffins described it as an “exciting opportunity to rebuild a very desirable tractor”.
A 1948 Ferguson Brown vintage tractor, which spent most of its working life in Fife, Scotland, made a staggering £10,800 while a 1978 Massey Ferguson, described as “one for the connoisseur” was sold for £8,000.
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A gold-painted Farmall Super tractor had been tipped as a popular lot, described by Cheffins as a lot to “really get you noticed on the rally field”, but did not attract any interest on the day.
Also featuring prominently at the auction was a 1952 Bedford flat bed truck which fetched £7,700 and a 1964 Rover P4, which belonged to a vicar and had just 33,000 miles on the clock. It was sold for a mere £2,200.
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Cast iron seats were on offer by the dozen, with a selection of spare parts also featuring heavily. A cast iron Cornish & Lloyds seat listed as “very rare” by Cheffins attract significant interest and was eventually sold for £480.
A Lucas King of the Road car lamp dating from 1902 fetched £350.
A two-inch scale model of a traction engine dating from 1971 once owned by famous steam enthusiast Fred Coupland fetched a staggering £8,000.