Mecum’s latest Gone Farmin’ auction of vintage farm tractors posted nearly $1.3 million in sales, led by a 1918 Twin City 16-30 that hammered sold for $90,000 at the Summer Showcase auction in Shorewood, Illinois.
“The beautiful weather and assortment of tractors drew a great crowd out to Shorewood,” Dan Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division, said in a news release. The sale featured some 200 tractors and drew 1,500 people.
“This auction presented various makes and models to suit every tractor collectors’ taste,” Mecum added.
Featured at the sale were 29 tractors from the Wayne Greenwood collection, 10 from the Chuck Adelsman collection and seven from Marvin Maeser’s John Deer 20 Series collection.
Tractors sold at a 90 percent sell-through rate.
The 1918 Twin City 16-30 was offered at no reserve. The steel-wheeled tractor had been featured in a book by C.H. Wendel and Andrew Morland.
Also selling very well were a pair of Keck-Gonnermans from the Greenwood collection A 1932 30-60 N, one of only three built with electric start, brought $60,000 while a 1936 ZW, one of 90 such units, went for $41,000.
Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ Summer Showcase: Top 10
- 1918 Twin City 16-30, $90,000
- 1932 Keck-Gonnerman 30-60 N, $60,000
- 1936 Keck-Gonnerman ZW, $41,000
- 1925 John Deere D, $31,000
- 1967 International 1206 Wheatland, $21,000
- 1960 John Deere 630 S, $19,000
- 1959 Ford 871 Gold Demonstrator, $17,000
- 1959 John Deere 330 S, $16,500
- 1959 John Deere 730 Row Crop, $16,000
- 1959 John Deere 730 Gas Standard, $15,250
(Prices are at hammer and do not include buyer’s premium)
The final Gone Farmin’ auction of the year is the Iowa Premier sale, scheduled for November 10-12 at Davenport, Iowa, where some 300 vintage tractors, 400 lots of signs and farm relics and 400 farm toys will be up for bidding.