The private collection of over 100 Classic & Vintage Tractors drew crowds from all over Australia and sold for $1,177,312 in a packed warehouse turned saleroom in Geelong yesterday.
Over 600 collectors and enthusiasts – as well as online and telephone bidders – participated in the auction with spirited bidding setting several Australian auction records. The auction was 100% sold by Lot. Acquired by a private gentleman over many years, the collection featured over 100 restored tractors spanning 1919 to 1980. Bidders from Melbourne and interstate travelled to Geelong to witness the once in a lifetime collection go under the hammer.
Australian 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 H.P. (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 and Lot 29, a John Deere LA Tractor which sold for $19,620.
Donington Director, Cameron Sabine said of the auction, “We are thrilled with the result of over $1 million in sales and 100% clearance rate. This was a once in a lifetime collection, and the response from enthusiasts and collectors all over Australia and overseas has reflected that.”
And, “We are delighted, on behalf of the vendor, that every piece has found a new home. We now look forward to presenting our next auction of Collector’s Cars and Motorcycles in late May.”