Gone Farmin’ hits 98 percent sell-through

Gone Farmin’ hits 98 percent sell-through

Spring Classic auction posts $4.5 million in sales

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. 

Huge crowd at the Gone Farmin’ auction

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.

Car at vintage tractor auction? It’s a 1910 International roadster from the Don Kahn Collection

Top 10 sales, Gone Farmin’ Davenport, Iowa, 2010

  1. 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX, $135,450
  2. 1922 Waterloo Boy Model N, $92,400
  3. 1916 Waterloo Boy Model R, $78,750
  4. 1910 International Model F roadster, $68,250
  5. 1970 John Deere 4520, $64,050
  6. 1930 John Deere P, $63,00
  7. 1987 Case IH Magnum 7140, $61,950
  8. 1917 Case touring car, $54,600
  9. 1958 John Deere 720 hi-crop diesel electric start, $52,500
  10. 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.

1922 Waterloo Boy Model N

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