A huge vintage machinery sale is starring one of the oldest working examples of a 1915 Overtime Model R tractor.

It is the lot with the highest estimate.

Originally imported in 1916, The Overtime was the British name for the American-made ‘Waterloo Boy’ tractor which was imported to the UK by the Overtime Farm Tractor Company.

South West Farmer: The OvertimeThe Overtime

This tractor was discovered in an abandoned state by the present owner in 1959 in Farnham, Surrey, and has since seen a major restoration.

It has been used in more than 120 ploughing matches and exhibited at 200 shows and is now set to sell for between £30,000 and £35,000.

Also available in the tractor section is a 1953 David Brown 50D tractor, which has been perfectly restored and has an estimate of £25,000 - £30,000.

South West Farmer: The David BrownThe David Brown

Coming third is a 1963 Roadless Ploughmaster tractor which has had only two owners from new and has an estimate of £35,000-£40,000.

The Cheffins sale, featuring 1,500 lots, is set for October 23 in Sutton and is also being run online.

Oliver Godfrey, director of Cheffins, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming enthusiasts from far and wide for our fourth and final collective sale of 2021.

"This year has seen some stellar prices paid for classic and vintage tractors, with a number of record prices smashed as the market continues to go from strength to strength.

"This particular catalogue includes a whole host of desirable tractors, with both fully restored and project machines on offer."

The vehicles section also sees a varied catalogue, with a 1919 3048cc Belsize 15/20 Open Tourer set to sell for between £25,000 and £30,000.

This example, with registration number SV 9204, was the first motor car built by Belsize Motors Limited at the end of World War One and was widely advertised and demonstrated throughout the year as the company’s new post-war model.

Other cars in the section include a 1950 1600 cc Land Rover Series 1 which has been in its current ownership for the past 17 years. It was used for filming in the second series of Heartbeat and has an estimate of £14,000 - £16,000.