Vintage Ford tractor tops Mecum Gone Farmin’ sale

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Collector cars weren’t the only features on the docket for Mecum Auctions’ recent visit to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The auction house’s Gone Farmin’ division offered more than 130 vintage, collectible tractors at its Summer Showcase sale at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.

Although no sales total was reported, Mecum did report a better than 80 percent sell-through rate for the tractors, topped by a 1929 Ford 9N with aluminum hood that hammered “sold” for $31,500. Prices reported by Mecum do not include buyer’s fees.

1937 John Deere 62
1937 John Deere 62

Top 10 sales, Gone Farmin’, Harrisburg PA

  1. 1929 Ford 9N (aluminum hood), $31,500
  2. 1937 John Deere 62, $28,500
  3. 1970 John Deere 4520 power shift, $27,000
  4. 1968 International 1256 4wd, $22,000
  5. 1966 Farmall 1206, $21,000
  6. 1972 John Deere 4320 diesel, $18,000
  7. Ford 9N V8 custom, $17,500
  8. 1972 International Hydro 1066, $16,500
  9. 1927 Caterpillar Sixty, $15,000
  10. Ford 981 gold demonstrator select-o-speed, $14,500

(Prices do not include buyer’s fees.)

The next Gone Farmin’ sale will disperse Henry “Bud” Reifsneider’s Back Forty Museum collection on September 16 at the Back Forty Farm in Royersford, Pennsylvania.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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