Line-up of Fordson tractors© Cheffins

East Anglian-based auctioneers Cheffins will host the sale of one of the UK’s most important collections of classic Ford and Fordson tractors.

The Paul Cable collection, from well-known Ford tractor enthusiast Paul Cable, will go under the hammer next month, near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.

Comprising 38 sought-after classic tractors and piles of implements and spares, the collection is expected to generate more than £500,000.

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Ford tractors collection in field

© Cheffins

Collected over 14 years, many of the tractors on offer are some of the rarest examples of their type to have hit the market, including the uncommon Fordson County derivatives such as the Super-4, Super-6 and a 1957 Four Drive.  

Cheffins director Oliver Godfrey said: “Paul Cable was at one time one of the largest agricultural contractors in Hertfordshire, but he decided to retire from the business in 2003 and devote time to his passion for collecting classic tractors, while still farming 150 acres in rural Hertfordshire.

“Following a 50-year career in farming, he has decided to retire and sell his collection at one of the most significant on-site sales for machinery of this type to have hit the market for many years.” 

The sale will take place on Saturday 12 May, with a viewing opportunity on Friday 11 May at Colesdale Farm, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 4QZ.