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Over 1,000 entries for August vintage auction

Cheffins will bring over 1,000 lots of vintage tractors, agricultural machinery, and collectors’ items to Yorkshire for the annual Harrogate Vintage Sale, which takes place later this month.

Hosted at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday, August, 19th, 2023, the sale is set to be the largest auction of its type in the northern counties and is expected to attract crowds from across Europe and the UK.

Among the entries is a large Massey Ferguson and Ferguson collection, with over 12 superb examples on offer.

Also being sold on behalf of a single owner, is a chronological progression of Fordson tractors, from a Standard N, dated 1940 to a New Performance Super Major from 1963.

Another tractor set to be popular with vintage enthusiasts is a 1963 Doe Triple D tandem tractor, which is set to sell for around £50,000 and has been consigned from Yorkshire.

Among the classics, a 1982 International 3588 ‘Snoopy’ is expected to be popular with collectors and has an estimate of £20,000 – £25,000, while a 1982 Trantor Series 1 which has been fully restored could make £15,000, according to the company.

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These are joined by a 1981 Mercedes MB Trac 800 which has a pre-sale estimate of £14,000 – £16,000.

Harrogate Vintage Sale

Oliver Godfrey, head of the machinery division at Cheffins said that with over 1,000 lots on offer, this will be one of the largest Harrogate Vintage collective auctions to take place in the past 25 years, since Cheffins started hosting the sale in 1997.

“The Harrogate Sale really is one of the most popular and most enjoyable auctions we host, and it attracts collectors’ items from Ireland, North Wales and Scotland as well as the surrounding counties.”

“It offers a great opportunity for collectors to pick up something special in the middle of the show season, as well as providing a great day out.”

“There will be over 150 tractors on offer, with a large Massey Ferguson and Ferguson section, and a number of highlight lots which we will be watching closely on sale day.”

“There is also a good collection of classic tractors from the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, and we will be watching closely the prices these achieve as they continue to be some of the most sought-after within the market,” he concluded.

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