Classic plant set to go under the hammer in international auction

EURO Auctions has announced plans to host a sale of classic, vintage and antique construction and agricultural machinery, as well as cars, tractors and commercial vehicles.

Taking place on April 3 at Castle Irvine in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, the auction will be held as a ‘physical sale’. Buyers can also participate online in real time, with Euro Auctions marketing the event to a database of buyers in over 115 countries.

Consignors are now being invited to enter their machines into the sale.

Castle Irvine

Andrew Crawford from Euro Auctions, who is managing the event, said, “We are delighted to be organising this sale and are never surprised with the inventory of machinery and vehicles a sale of this calibre provides to the buyer. Our regular consignors in the UK have some amazing lots for sale and we are expecting a great catalogue covering all categories.

“We expect bidding to be brisk, with bidders from a global market taking interest in this sale. Euro Auctions has a strong history of selling classic, antique and vintage machinery and vehicles, and this sale will be no exception.

“At all the main Euro Auctions sales in the UK, we get a good collection of classics and vintage on a regular basis. At the recent sale at Leeds, a 1971 Mk1 Ford Escort Mexico went over the ramp for £26,000. At the WH Bond sale in 2019, a 1948 Caterpillar D7 3T model 4-cylinder diesel crawler made £36,000, having undergone a total ‘nut & bolt’ rebuild. A vintage 1960s Hymac 480 smashed the estimated sale price, selling for over four times the estimate, for £16,500. We never know what will be entered into the sale, and this is the exciting part of an auction such as this.”