Vintage tractors do well at Mecum’s Canadian auction

1970 Allis-Chalmers 220 tractor brings $75,000 (Canadian dollars) | Mecum Auctions photo
1970 Allis-Chalmers 220 tractor brings $75,000 (Canadian dollars) | Mecum Auctions photo

Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division crossed the border into Canada for the recent sale of the George Nesbitt Allis-Chalmers collection auction, a two-day event that generated more than $2 million Canadian (nearly $1.6 million) in sales, not including buyer’s fees.

The top sale was a 1970 Allis-Chalmers 220 FWA powerhouse that sold for $75,000 (nearly $60,000).

Nesbitt, who farmed and was in the gravel and stone businesses, filled three buildings with tractors and tractor parts. Most of the tractors were restored and maintained in running condition.

The two-day sale included more than 300 tractors and 200 parts and tires.

The complete top-10 sales list was:

  1. 1970 Allis-Chalmers 220 FWA, $75,000
  2. 1920 Allis-Chalmers 6-12, $55,000
  3. 1984 Allis-Chalmers 4W-305, $50,000
  4. 1969 Allis-Chalmers D21 Series 2 turbocharged diesel, $39,000
  5. 1966 Allis-Chalmers D21 Series 2 industrial, $33,000
  6. 1984 Allis-Chalmers 8070 FWA, $33,000
  7. 1940 Allis-Chalmers WC speed maintainer, $27,500
  8. 1967 Allis-Chalmers D17 Series 4 hi-crop diesel, $27,000
  9. 1989 Allis-Chalmers 220, $27,000
  10. 1967 Allis-Chalmers D21 Series 2, $27,000

(Prices are reported in Canadian dollars and do not include buyer’s fees.)

1920 model 6-12
1920 model 6-12

Some 125 tractors will be offered for bidding August 5 at Gone Farmin’s Summer Showcase at the Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The tractor auction takes place on the final day of Mecum’s Harrisburg auction of classic cars, with 1,000 collector cars expected to be on the docket.

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