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Norfolk Farmer Sells Collection of Vintage Vehicles

An Allis Chalmers Model B, a 1949 Field Marshall Series 2 and a 1955 Ferguson TEF20 are among a collection of vintage farm and military vehicles being put under the hammer by Brian Mack, a farmer from Downham Market, Norfolk.

A 1945 Centurion tank, a 1940s US military truck, a 1930s Austin 8 military car and a parachute are among the collection of vintage military vehicles and paraphernalia being put under the hammer by Brian Mack.

1949 Field Marshall series 2

1949 Field Marshall series 2

Mr Mack is retiring from farming after more 60 years working two farms with his son, including 130 acres of sugarbeet, wheat and barley. The farm is being sold separately.

Brian Mack of Rookery Farm, Denver, Downham Market, says: “I started my collection in 2001 when I went to the Harrogate vintage machinery sale to buy a motorbike. I saw a Fordson WOT2 truck in desert trim and remembered seeing them on the roads during the war. A wave of nostalgia hit me, so I bid on it…and won.

“Since then I’ve gradually built up my collection and joined the Norfolk Military Vehicle Group, attending shows and rallies to raise money for charity. I’ve enjoyed every minute, but maintaining the collection is a lot of work and I’m not getting any younger.”

Mr Mack is retiring, selling both his farm and his collection of machines which also contains some vintage tractors.

Jeremy Curzon, Associate at Cheffins, says: “There are some fabulous vehicles in Brian’s collection, including the most aggressive looking Volvo in the world – a 1954 all-terrain command vehicle – and a fully equipped Royal Engineers mobile workshop from the 1960s.

“Along with a few vintage tractors, trailers and trucks, we hope to start the auction with the boom of a 25-pounder field gun – another of the lots on offer – instead of the traditional sound of the auctioneer’s bell.”

The collection will be sold at public auction on Saturday 4 October 2014 on-site at Rookery Farm.

Full list of vehicles catalogued:

  • 1955 Ferguson TEF diesel tractor
  • Allis Chalmers Model B petrol tractor
  • 1949 Field Marshall series 2 contractors tractor
  • Ex-military Caterpillar D4 crawler tractor
  • 1957 Bedford RL shooting party gun bus
  • 1956 Bedford RL Green Goddess fire engine
  • 1956 Mack NM8 6 x6 US military truck
  • 1981 Land Rover series 3 military ambulance
  • 1960 Alvis Saladin Mk2 armoured scout car
  • 1941 GMC CCKW 6x6 US Army cargo truck
  • 1960 Bedford RL REME mobile workshop
  • 1954 Volvo Sugga all-terrain radio command vehicle
  • 1959 Daimler Ferret Mk2 armoured car
  • 1955 DAF YA328 6x6 gun tractor
  • 1942 Fordson WOT2 British Army 15cwt pick up
  • 1957 Willys M38A1 Jeep
  • 1943 Willys Jeep
  • 1939 Austin 8 Military Type 2 door touring car
  • Circa 1945 Centurion Mk2 ARV tank recovery vehicle
  • 1953 Centurion medium gun tank

Additional lots from other vendors include:

  • 2006 Jabiru 4 seater aircraft
  • 1945 Fordson WOT2H infantry truck
  • 1986 AMC Jeep Tow Tractor
  • 1955 Dennis D8 fire engine and matching Stirling caravan
  • 1959 Bedford J Type artic unit and Scammell step frame trailer
  • 1929 Carden Loyd Gun Carrier reconstruction
  • 1942 Bedford OL military truck
  • 1944 Bren Gun Carrier
  • 1945 GMC 353 Bolster Truck with trailer
  • 1977 Eager Beaver Forklift


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