Machinery

Vintage tractors/machinery top $1 million at Geelong auction

Grain Central, April 8, 2019

This c1919 Moline Plow Co. Universal Model D tractor sold at auction in Geelong yesterday for $28,340.

A PRIVATE collection of 100 classic and vintage tractors sold for $1,177,312 at auction at Geelong, Victoria, yesterday in a packed warehouse-turned-salesroom which drew crowds from all over Australia,

Acquired by a private gentleman over many years, the collection featured over 100 restored tractors spanning 1919 to 1980.

More than 600 collectors and enthusiasts – as well as online and telephone bidders – participated in the auction with spirited bidding that set several Australian auction records.

Auction records included:

  • Lot 123, a 1962 Mack B61 Thermodyne truck with Allison twin axle low loader trailer which sold for $61,040;
  • Lot 33, a 1966 Minneapolis-Moline G1000 tractor which sold for $32,700;
  • Lot 21, a c.1936 Heinrich Lanz – Lanz Bulldog 35 horsepower (Model N) D8500 tractor which sold for $28,340;
  • Lot 39, a c.1919 Moline Plow Co. Universal Model D tractor which also sold for $28,340;
  • Lot 29, John Deere LA tractor which sold for $19,620.

This 1962 Mack B61 Thermodyne truck with Allison twin axle low loader trailer sold for $61,040.

The collection represented a lifetime of collecting.

Almost all pieces were fully restored and presented in functioning condition, featuring vintage farm engine powered machinery, including crawlers; stationary engines and vehicles of predominantly post-war American makes and models, together with a selection of European and Australian examples.

Donington Auctions and Sales director and auctioneer, Robbie Richards, said he was thrilled with the result of over $1 million in sales and 100 per cent clearance rate.

This c1936 Heinrich Lanz – Lanz Bulldog 35 horsepower (Model N) D8500 tractor sold for $28.340.

A crowd of more than 600 people attended yesterday’s vintage machinery auction in Geelong, Victoria.

Source: Donington Auctions and Sales

 

 

 

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