Auction house Cheffins has reported strong results from its Cambridge vintage auction in October, with collectors and enthusiasts battling to secure the rare lots.
Bill King, Chairman, Cheffins said: “This year’s sale yielded one of the best recorded results for an October vintage auction to date, proving that the market for classic agricultural machinery and collectors’ items continues to thrive.”
Leading the way was a 1920 Crawley Agrimotor, one of just six known to have survived nearly a century. Having been built in Saffron Walden, Essex, the tractor was returning to its home town with a vintage enthusiast.
It topped the sale at £67,725 double the pre-sale estimate.
Other strong sales within the tractor section included a 1916 Overtime Model R which sold for £35,700; a 1929 Rushton 14-20 making £21,000; a Fendt Favorit 614LS that made £21,000; a 1984 Ford 7810 Silver Jubilee selling for £19,110 and finally a 1984 Ford 6710 that went for £17,325.
The iconic Jack Richards Collection of classic commercials were completely sold out and grossed a total of £147,658
The leading lot from the collection was a 1973 ERF A series flatbed diesel tractor selling for £23,100.
Another highlight of the collection was the 1946 Seddon MK5 lorry which is believed to be the second oldest example in the UK, this sold for £14,840.