Lot 252 - 1965 David Brown Tractor

Lot 252 - 1965 David Brown Tractor

Lot 252 - 1965 David Brown Tractor

Lot Number 252
Odometer reading 57,851
Result Sold - £3,414

Probably better known for his ownership of Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972, David Brown become M.D. of the family business, David Brown Gear Company Ltd in 1931. He turned to tractor manufacturing in 1936 in collaboration with Harry Ferguson, manufacturing the Ferguson-Brown tractor in West Yorkshire. The company broke new ground which others were only to follow later, but being a pioneering company ultimately led to its downfall. The Ferguson-Brown had many innovative features, including the use of cast alloy for many components which was light but prone to damage. David Brown Ltd became one of the largest manufacturers of tractors, however the owner’s continued subsidisation of Aston Martin was unsustainable, and the sports car maker was sold in 1972. The tractor division was purchased by Tenneco International and re-badged the product as ‘Case’.

Manufactured in 1965, this tractor is thought to have spent its early life working on farms up until the early 90’s. This tractor has been restored to a good standard and we are led to believe the work was undertaken in the early 2000’s by its then owner, since the restoration the tractor has been used sparingly and used more as a working ornament than as an agricultural tractor hence its colourway. Boasting a new battery, the three-cylinder diesel engine started on the button during our visit, this tractor is one not to be missed and is ready to be used.

Estimate £3,000-£7,000

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