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Neighbors Ford Collection Going On The Block
Recently, I posted about the loss of my neighbor and friend who was also a Ford tractor collector.
Things are happening very quickly, and his collection is going on the block in a week or two.
I like the family and offered advise regarding selling and offered to help to get the tractors running prior to sale without compensation. None of the family live locally so they decided to sell all at auction as is. Sad, as none have run for 6-8 (some 10) years and a couple are stuck (probably valve guides).
Yesterday, I helped three of his non mechanically inclined sons pump up tires (all new but about 8-10 years old) and pull the tractors out of the barn for pressure washing and auction.
Compounding errors, they did not pick an auctioneer familiar with antique tractors. I have no idea where he will advertise the auction. Who knows who will show up.
I can walk to the auction and will attend but am torn about bidding. There are 3 or 4 tractors that I would have bought 10+ years ago but, at 68, I have too many tractors and do not need projects. Moreover, I do not wish to bid against friends, and friend/acquaintances may show up. That said, I expect that all will go cheap as all are non running.