Record prices were paid for vintage Massey Fergusons in an epic sale.

More than 40 of well-known collector Alan Bancroft's vintage and classic Massey Ferguson tractors and implements went under the hammer on May 7 in Skipton.

The tractors on offer ranged from a 1948 Ferguson TE-20 to a 1997 Massey Ferguson 6150 and saw a number of record prices paid at this much anticipated sale.

Top price was £70,000 was paid for a 1982 Massey Ferguson 1250.

A 1995 Massey Ferguson 399 sold for £28,000, a 1996 Massey Ferguson 6120 went for £27,800, £26,000 was paid for a Massey Ferguson 390T and £25,500 won a 1986 Massey Ferguson 698T.

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Oliver Godfrey, head of the machinery department at Cheffins which ran the sale, said: “The Alan Bancroft sale was one of epic proportions for Massey Ferguson collectors.

"As a long-standing client and friend of Cheffins, Alan’s sale included a number of tractors bought through us in the past, which came together to create a stunning collection and exciting sale day.

"Collections of this calibre rarely come to the market and understandably pre-sale interest was huge, with the online catalogue alone seeing over 55,000 views.”

Implements were equally sought after, with highlights including £5,900 for a Massey Ferguson 39 cultivator, £4,300 for a Massey Ferguson 124 baler and £4,300 for a Massey Ferguson 100 tanker.

Oliver said: “Alan Bancroft turned his attentions to adding more tractors to his already stunning collection of Massey Ferguson tractors and implements following a dispersal sale hosted by Cheffins in 2017.

"He is a tenacious collector, scouring the length and breadth of the country sourcing only the finest examples manufactured by Massey Ferguson, and this translated into a number of record prices achieved at the sale.”