THE 20th Cheffins Harrogate Vintage auction attracted more than 1,000 people and saw vintage and classic machinery sell for more than £400,000.

The tractor section achieved £295,742 with modern classics from the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving strong prices.

The star of the show was a 1988 Massey Ferguson 360 which had only 816 hours on the clock and is still on its original Kleber tyres. It sold to a well-known Yorkshire collector for £18,000.

Similarly a 1989 Ford 7810 tractor with only 1710 hours sold for £15,500 and a 1998 Massey Ferguson 9240 tractor made £14,500.

Among the older models, a 1965 County 654 Super 4 tractor made £15,500, a 1959 Roadless Power Major made £8,200, a County Super 4 sold for £6,700, and a rare Ferguson Brown Type A from 1937 achieved £8,300.

A 1927 Yorkshire-built Jowett Light Car – with its original engine, gearbox and Leeds-issued registration document – sold for £10,000, while a beautifully restored Brayshaw living wagon with original features sold for £15,000.

In the bygones section, an excellent selection of stationary engines, implements, ploughs and spares, achieved high prices with a pair of tyres making £2,100 and a Massey Ferguson muck spreader making £1,400.

Bill King, chairman of Cheffins, said: “Our 20th year at Harrogate saw some of the strongest trade we have seen at this event for some years with modern classic tractors drawing interest from buyers from across the UK.

“These tractors from the ‘80s and ‘90s are popular with the next generation of collectors, those in their 40s and 50s who remember these machines from their youth.

“The real work horses of the agriculture industry, Fords and Massey 360s have a real nostalgic value, whilst also being of use on the farm.

“We are looking forward to coming back to Harrogate in 2018 and we hope that our 21st year at the Great Yorkshire Showground will be even bigger and better than this year’s sale.”