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2,000 lots set to go under hammer

2,000 lots set to go under hammer

The next Cheffins sale will be the firm’s April vintage sale at Sutton, Ely, on April 24. Set to be the largest of its type in Europe, more than 2,000 lots of vintage and classic tractors, machinery, steam engines, motorcycles, cars and collectors’ items are to go under the hammer.


One of the rarest items on offer is a genuine one owner from new 1957 Land Rover Series 1. Untouched for more than 30 years, the Land Rover was discovered in Cambridgeshire and carries an estimate of £12,500 to £15.000.


Among the tractors on offer, the highlight is a County 1184 (pictured above) dating from 1979 which has an estimate of £42,500 to £45,000 which is followed by an ex-airport County 1174 also dating from 1979 which is set to sell for between £38,000 and £40,000.


Also available is a rare 1952 Fordson E27N 4WD (pictured below) with Roadless/Manuel front axle which has an estimate of £16,000 to £18,000 and among the earlier built tractors is a 1920s Huber Light Four with an estimate of £14,000 to £16,000.


The sale will allow traditional live bidding for tractors, vehicles and motorcycles, with other parts of the sale being offered as a timed online auction.

Prices on the rise

Prices on the rise

Bill King, chairman, Cheffins says: “As we welcome buyers both old and new back to the sale ground in April, we hope that this sale in all of its vintage glory should hopefully provide a much-needed change of scene after the many miserable months in lockdown.


“We of course will be following government guidelines when it comes to social distancing, but we are sure that the spectacle of hundreds of classic tractors, cars, vehicles and all the weird and wonderful collectables on offer will make this a magnificent event in the vintage calendar.


“The vintage market has continued to be buoyant throughout 2020, mainly kept afloat by regular online sales, however, with the prolonged periods of lockdown there will certainly be buyers out there with cash burning a hole in their pockets, just looking for that perfect next piece for their collections.


“Classic and modern tractors continue to rise in value, and the popularity of classic commercial vehicles is also really starting to gather pace. We have some fantastic examples of both available, as well as very original and rare cars and motorbikes, with the Land Rover Series 1, in particular, set to be of interest to collectors from both the UK and further afield.

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