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IN PICTURES: Impressive Ford/Fordson tractor collection goes under the hammer

Comprising 38 sought-after classic tractors and piles of implements and spares, ex-contractor Paul Cable’s impressive collection of Ford/Fordson tractors have gone under the hammer.

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IN PICTURES: Impressive Ford/Fordson tractor collection goes under the hammer

Amassed over 14 years, many were some of the rarest examples of their type to have hit the market.

 

Photographer Tim Scrivener picks out some of the best from the Cheffins-run sale, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire...


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PICTURE GALLERY: Vintage and classic tractors take centre stage PICTURE GALLERY: Vintage and classic tractors take centre stage
UK’s most impressive collection of classic Ford and Fordson tractors goes under the hammer UK’s most impressive collection of classic Ford and Fordson tractors goes under the hammer

Lot 314

Lot 314

Topping the prices, this much sought after 1985, County 1474 ‘Long Nose’ fetched a whopping £90,000.

 

It is understood only six of these rare models remain. This 4,172-hour model featured rear linkage, drawbar, Q-cab and 16 original front wafer weights.

Lot 317

Lot 317

Often referred to as the ‘Holy Grail’ for Ford collectors, the iconic Silver Jubilee version of the 7810 was launched in October 1989 to commemorate 25 years of tractor production at Basildon, Essex.

 

With 9,493 hours, this model sold for £35,500.

Lot 318

Lot 318

The ultimate big boys’ toy, the FW-60 Automatic was the final and most powerful incarnation of Ford’s FW range of articulated giants, which were made in the USA by Steiger of North Dakota.

 

Powered by a 325hp Cummins motor, this beast fetched £29,500.

Lot 311

Lot 311

The tandem tractor developed by Ernest Doe and Sons of Ulting, Essex, the Doe Triple-D is one of the most famous of all the Ford conversions.

 

This particular model, a 1961 example, sold for £42,000.

Lot 335

Lot 335

Showing 7,387 hours on the clock, this 1982 Ford TW-30 sold for £25,000.

 

Equipment included power adjustable variable track (PAVT) wheels, or ‘spin-out’ wheels as they were often referred to, inside rear wheel weights and underslung front weights.

Lot 319

Lot 319

Equipped with front and rear linkage, this 1981 County 1184TW would have been an ideal tractor to be used with front and rear-mounted ploughs.

 

One of the most popular models in the County range, this 120hp machine with 5,159 hours on the clock sold for £54,000.

Lot 305

Lot 305

Fitted with rear linkage, swinging drawbar and heavy cast radiator guard, this 1959, four-cylinder County Ploughman sold for £3,800.

Lot 302

Lot 302

Originally supplied by Ernest Doe and Son, Ulting, this 1975 Ford 5000 fitted with Dual Power transmission sold for £16,400.

TOP 15 PRICES

TOP 15 PRICES
  • County 1474 ’Long Nose’, 1985, 4,172 hours, £90,000
  • County 1184TW, 1981, 5,159 hours, £54,000
  • Doe Triple-D, 1961, £42,000
  • County 1174, 1979, 370 hours, £41,000
  • Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee, 1989, 9,493 hours, £35,500
  • County 1174, 1979, 4,384 hours, £34,000
  • Ford FW-60 Automatic, 1986, £29,500
  • Ford 7000, 1975, 3,920 hours, £26,500
  • Ford TW-30, 1982, 7,387 hours, £25,000
  • County 7600-FOUR, 1977, £22,000
  • County Super-6, £18,200
  • Ford 5000, 1975, £16,400
  • Ford TW-10, 1980, 4,276 hours, £16,000
  • County 1004FC, £15,000
  • County 1124 Super Six, 1967, 4,856 hours, £13,500

 

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