A RARE tractor has gone under the hammer.
And the 60-year-old prize-winning tractor originally owned by Huddersfield Corporation sold for £3,500 at an auction last night.
The red 1952 Ferguson TED20 tractor – originally used by Huddersfield Parks and Gardens department – had been expected to sell for between £3,300 and £4,300.
It was snapped up by an online bidder at a Bonhams’ auction in Harrogate.
The classic ‘Fergie’ tractor won both the prestigious Pennine Tractor Run and the Carriage House Commercial Vehicle Rally.
The tractor had been refurbished in its livery, complete with coat of arms faithfully reproduced by hand.
Between 1946 and 1956, Ferguson built 517,651 TE tractors in various versions.
The Huddersfield TED20 tractor is a petrol/heavy oil model.
Tractors were comparatively cheap to run in 1952 when the Huddersfield Fergie model was built.