County tractor record prices

Posted by Chris Graham on 18th March 2022

We report from the recent HJ Pugh Vintage Collective Sale at which another batch of County tractor record prices were achieved.

County tractor record prices

This County Super-6 was possibly the last produced, and had been owned by Andy Boyle for 25 years. It was restored in the 1990s and sold at this sale for a record £32,500.

A huge crowd turned out for HJ Pugh’s two-day vintage collective sale on February 25th-26th, which saw more than 2,000 lots come under the hammer at the superb Ledbury site.

Record prices are becoming a bit of an HJ Pugh trademark, and it was the same again this time, when the auctioneer reached the machines from the Andy Boyle County collection. The first was a very original, 1977 County 1174 (ECG 187S) with only 2,900 hours on the clock, which sold for a new record price of £31,000. 

County tractor record prices

This 1977 County 1174 made record money. With only 2,900 hours on the clock, it sold for £31,000.

Then, with 7,481 hours on the clock, a 1981 County 1184TW (WYC 26W) that Andy had restored 20 years, fetched £53,000. Another highlight was the West Sussex-registered County Super-6 (No.14314), also previously restored by Andy but now in need of a slight refresh. Nevertheless, it went for a world record price of £32,500.  

It was the end of an era for the owner when this 1961 Fordson Dexta 4×4 Welsh All Grip conversion – which has raised so much on charity road runs – was sold for £10,000 (including a V5c).

As for the mighty County FC1004 ex-GPO line winch tractor with hardly any recorded hours, the bidding stalled at £19,000, which wasn’t enough to see it change hands, and Andy was seen driving that one home after the event. 

Among the other lots, two ex-American Fordson Super Majors caught my eye. The earlier example sold for £3,800, while the later one (based on the New Performance model with power steering and rear weights) made £4,700. 

Looking fine; this 1981 1184TW could have been yours for £53,000.

A Ford 7910 Series II four-wheel-drive (E543 DAN), with 8,639 hours and in reasonable order, changed hands for £10,800, and what looked like the fine, Graham Dell Fordson Dexta All Grip four-wheel-drive tractor (a John O’ Groats road trip veteran in 2006), sold for £10,000.   

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