Vintage tractors popular at Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ sale

Vintage tractors popular at Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ sale

Classic cars and vintage motorcycles aren’t the only vehicles people collect.

One of several hundred tractors crosses the block | Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin' photos

One of several hundred tractors crosses the block | Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ photos

Classic cars and vintage motorcycles aren’t the only vehicles people collect. Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division just staged its largest-ever collector tractor sale with 380 of them crossing the block at the Spring Classic sale in Davenport, Iowa.

With a 94-percent sell-through, the sale posted $3.2 million in revenue, a nearly $1 million increase compared with the same event in 2015.

1915 Model B Little Giant | Mecum photo by Daniel Mecum

1915 Model B Little Giant | Mecum photo by Daniel Mecum

“It’s really an honor to have the opportunity to bring such fine collections and individual tractors to the market, some of which rarely surface for sale,” Dan Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division and son of Mecum Auctions’ founder Dana Mecum, said in a news release. “These strong sales show that our customers share our passion.”

In addition to tractors, the sale included 350 signs and farm relics and 300 lots of literature.

The top sale of the event was a 1915 Model B LIttle Giant that hammered sold for $90,000. The tractor was one of only 91 produced.

Top 10 sales, Mecum Gone Farmin’ sale 

1. 1915 Model B Little Giant 16-22, $90,000
2. 1935 John Deere DI,$80,000
3. 1918 Sawyer Massey 11-22, $80,000
4. 1920 Aultman & Taylor 15-30, $45,000
5. 1968 Minneapolis-Moline Vista, $44,000
6. 1977 John Deere 6030, $40,000
7. 1970 Farmall 1026 MFWA, $35,000
8. 1992 Ford 8730, $31,500
9. Lamborghini 1 R, at $29,000
10. 1972 John Deere 4020 Powershift, $29,000

 

The next Gone Farmin’ sale will be June 4 at Lapeer, Michigan, where the Charles Schneider Collection of 110 tractors and 250 signs, clocks, relics and other collectibles will be offered.

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