Pick of the Day is a hot-rodded early-‘50s era farm tractor
Apparently car guys (and gals) aren’t the only ones who like to soup up their vehicles. Consider the Pick of the Day, a 1953 “Miscellaneous” farm tractor being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a collector car specialist dealership in Bonner Springs, just west of Kansas City, Kansas.
“This is a one of a kind, hand built tractor,” the dealership says in the advertisement.
Consider that the tractor, a Ferguson 30 (at least that’s the badge it wears), is powered by a 1985 Jaguar 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder engine.
But that’s just the start of the modifications. Consider that the exhaust pipes extend skyward, and at a slightly forward slant, for a few feet above the vehicle, and directly from the exhaust header.
The engine has a 4-barrel carburetor, electric ignition and is mounted on a custom frame and is linked to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The tractor has a 12-volt electrical system, full set of gauges, and a 20-gallon fuel tank.
The usual steel tractor seat has been replaced or generously padded, and there’s also a passenger seat.
The tractor is painted in Jaguar silver and Chrysler dark gray metallic paint.
We’re not sure you’ll want to do any plowing with this tractor, but it figures to be loud and will draw a lot of attention wherever you would choose to drive it.
The dealership doesn’t include the asking price, but is open to inquiries and says the buyer not only gets the tractor, but also the complete build history. If that history includes the reasons behind the project, it might be worth the price by itself.1 comment