Bids to purchase one of McCormick’s most historically-significant
tractors – the last CX model to be assembled at the Doncaster
factory in South Yorkshire – have hit a new high just a few
days ahead of the 6th November deadline.
The final McCormick CX to be assembled at the company's Doncaster
plant - the range is now built in Italy - features prominent Union
Jack bonnet and roof decals.
The latest bid – from Scotland – is for £31,199.
“Bidding was quite slow at first; I suppose enthusiasts
keen to buy the tractor have been keeping their powder dry,” says
Martin Browne of McCormick. “But things are hotting up now
and there’s been a flurry of new bids.”
The specially-prepared CX105 XtraShift is turned out in McCormick’s
new red, silver and grey livery with special Union Jack flag decals
celebrating its status. Those covering the bonnet side panels proclaim:
The final British-built CX – July 2007
Doncaster – Driven with Pride – 1946-2007.
The popular CX range is now being assembled it Italy at the headquarters
factory of the ARGO Group, McCormick’s parent, so the full
selection of 84hp to 102hp models will continue to be available.
The CX105 is McCormick’s best-selling individual model in
Britain and the example that completed the Doncaster production
run is built to the top Deluxe XtraShift specification, complete
with air conditioning.
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