Tractor collection worth £170,000


A collection of vintage tractors went under the hammer and sold for £170,000. Source: BBC News

Several of the machines were made by Marshall Sons & Co Ltd, a now defunct Lincolnshire manufacturer described as “an iconic British brand” by auctioneer Cheffins.

The 11 Marshall tractors had belonged to Ian Allerton, a Driffield farrier and collector who died in 2015.

Agriculture machinery and farming equipment also featured in the sale of more than 561 lots held on another day.

Bill King, of the auctioneers, said the top price was realised by a 1956 Marshall MP6, which was sold for £61,000 to a Sussex collector.

He said: “Mr Allerton was a farrier by trade and he would travel the countryside visiting farm after farm, acquiring tractors that he would add to his collection.

“He was a passionate and ‘hands-on’ restorer and his collection was very much a labour of love.”