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Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ adds Back Forty Museum auction


1966 Case 1200 Traction King among the lots at Back Forty museum auction | Mecum Auctions photos
1966 Case 1200 Traction King among the lots at Back Forty museum auction | Mecum Auctions photos

Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division has added yet another on-site auction to its 2017 calendar, offering Henry “Bud” Reifsneider’s Back Forty Museum estate sale September 16 in Royersford, Pennsylvania.

More than 120 tractors and 100 farm implements will be offered at the location, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Reifsneider died earlier this year at 80. He was a dairy farmer who eventually collected so many vintage tractors and farm implements that they filled four buildings on his property. Several years ago, he opened the collection as a museum.

Among the collection highlights — all being offered at no reserve — are a 1966 Case 1200 Traction King, which is a four-wheel-drive farming muscle car powered by a turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel engine; a 1965 International 4100 Turbo; and a 1953 Oliver Super 99 Diesel.

Also notable, Mecum said, is a 1922 International 8-16 Kerosene that rides on steel wheels. The tractor has a distinctive sloping hood and a radiator positioned behind the engine.

Vehicles by Allis-Chalmers, Farmall, John Deer, Massey and others are also on the docket.

Meanwhile, Mecum’s visit to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, this weekend includes Gone Farmin’s Summer Showcase sale featuring 125 vintage tractors, including a 1939 Ford 9N with a cast-aluminum hood. The tractor sale is Saturday.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
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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