Mecum's 2013 Gone Farmin' Tractor Auction Results


Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Vintage Tractor Auction Yields A Healthy Harvest

Staggering Sell-through and Impressive Sales Demonstrate Auction’s Success 

Walworth, Wis. – April 10, 2013 – Mecum’s third annual Spring Gone Farmin’ vintage tractor auction held April 5-6 at the Mississippi Valley Fair Center in Davenport, Iowa, proved to be one for the books with more than 470 lots of tractors and vintage farm signs and relics crossing the block – some dating back to the early 1900s. The auction brought something for everyone ,and in turn achieved an astonishing 94 percent sell-through rate with total sales reaching $1.2 million.

The relaxed atmosphere of the event coupled with the excitement of the auction drew a crowd of bidders and onlookers that included everyone from dedicated collectors to families enjoying an afternoon infused with America’s rich agricultural history.

The top sale of the two-day auction was a 1959 John Deere 430s All Fuel (Lot S48) bringing in a generous $51,000. Discovered in Chihuahua, Mexico, the fully-restored tractor is one of only 18 built, most of which were exported out of the country.

J-D 430s All Fuel
Photo courtesy Mecum Auctions 

The second highest sale at $36,000 went to a one-of-a-kind 1920 Samson Cane M tractor (Lot S55) that has been the feature of magazines and television shows as what is thought to be the first high crop tractor ever manufactured.


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