A vintage tractor got the top price at a recent online machinery sale.

MB Trac 1100 tractor got £70,250, making £20,000 over its pre-sale estimate at Cheffins' online vintage sale.

Dating back to 1990 with only 2,407 hours on the clock, the tractor was one of more than 100 to go under the virtual hammer and the price achieved is illustrative of the demand for top quality classic examples.

Another tractor which saw competitive bidding was a very original Massey Ferguson 188 which made £14,250 - a UK record price for this make and model.

More than £850,000-worth of collectors’ items sold at the online vintage machinery sale between July 17-22.

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The second highest price achieved was £64,500 for a 1948 Bentley Special, well over the £40,000 - £50,000 estimate.

The car was discovered in an old garage in Pembrokeshire in 1985 in a stripped-down condition and was then created into a pre-war style racer by the current owner.

Bill King, chairman of Cheffins, said: “Coronavirus clearly has had no effect on the appetite for the best quality classic and vintage items in the market and we saw frantic bidding on a number of lots due to pent-up demand.

"This was the first time we have offered the sale in a timed online format and the final results go to show the feasibility of this format for further sales in future."