Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ division posted an astounding 98 percent sell-through rate on the vintage tractors offered at its recent Spring Classic auction in Davenport, Iowa, where sales totaled a strong $4.5 million.
The two-day sale at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds included 460 lots of tractors and farm-related Road Art.
Topping the auction action was a 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX that sold for $135,450 (prices include buyer’s fee). The UDLX was the first tractor with an enclosed cab and was one of only 125 produced. The idea was to provide a farm implement during the week and a vehicle for driving to town on weekends. It was offered from the Don Kehn Collection.
A 1916 Waterloo Boy Model N from the same collection was the second-high sale at $92,400 and yet another Kehn vehicle, a 1910 International Model F roadster, brought $68,250.
Top 10 sales, Gone Farmin’ Davenport, Iowa, 2010
- 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX, $135,450
- 1922 Waterloo Boy Model N, $92,400
- 1916 Waterloo Boy Model R, $78,750
- 1910 International Model F roadster, $68,250
- 1970 John Deere 4520, $64,050
- 1930 John Deere P, $63,00
- 1987 Case IH Magnum 7140, $61,950
- 1917 Case touring car, $54,600
- 1958 John Deere 720 hi-crop diesel electric start, $52,500
- 1970 John Deer 4020 diesel powershift hi-crop, $49,875
(Prices include buyer’s fee.)
The next Gone Farmin’ auction is the Iowa Premier scheduled for November 8-10.