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Vintage Massey Ferguson 1250 goes for £24,000

More than 600 buyers attended a Cheffins machinery auction in Suffolk this week (16 September) and witnessed a rare Massey Ferguson tractor from 1979 fetch £24,000.

Only 322 MF 1250 models were made by the company, which has led to them becoming a well-sought-after collectors’ item. A similar model, like the 1200, for example, regularly fetches only £5-6,000.

MF 1250

MF 1250

Bill King, Chairman of Cheffins, said: “This week’s auction definitely exceeded expectations.

“As well as the very collectable Massey Ferguson, we had a number of modern machines up for grabs. A 2009 New Holland combine harvester went for more than £100,000, for example.

“Farmers are definitely looking more and more to auctions for good quality second-hand alternatives to expensive new machines. The right make in good condition with a low number of hours on the machine are fetching good prices while presenting farmers with great value at the same time.”

Leslie and James Barford from Londonderry snapped up the MF 1250 bidding over the phone for the classic vehicle.

Leslie Barford said:
“This machine looked to be in great ex-farm condition and has been well looked after throughout its working life. It’s a real classic.”

The auction was held at Park Farm, Stanton, Suffolk. The Massey Ferguson 1250 was part of a collection of vehicles and equipment sold by Tween & Carlick Ltd, following the sale of their farm.


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