More than 40 classic and vintage Massey Ferguson tractors and implements went under the hammer at Cheffins recent sale, when well-known collector, Alan Bancroft, sold his collection at Skipton.

A top price of £70,000 was paid for a 1982 Massey Ferguson 1250.

Highlights from the sale included £28,000 paid for a 1995 Massey Ferguson 399; £27,800 for a 1996 Massey Ferguson 6120; £26,000 for a Massey Ferguson 390T and £25,500 for a 1986 Massey Ferguson 698T.

Oliver Godfrey, head of the machinery department at Cheffins commented: “The Alan Bancroft sale was one 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.”