What does this chap have?
Some reports are that this is just his junk
Also has a big collection of caterpillar said to be the " largest caterpillar collection in the southern hemisphere and more". ??
if you look at the auction site you will see what he has.
Over 500 lots in this auction but 2,000 to go in the next 6 months or so.
At one time he had a museum set up for domestic stuff but the vehicles and engines were just outside on show. Most of the gear is as collected but mainly going when he picked it up. Most clearing sales have 75% of vehicles partly dismantled or broken, this sale has 75% running or easily made to do so. Nothing restored.
Very dry area so rust is minimal.
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The auction was on Auctionsplus - The Harcourts connection was the stock agents who put it on Auctionsplus. It ran over 3 days ending last night. Results are posted on Auctionsplus web site (if you are registered) Mixed selection of sold, sold for big money, plenty passed in (seems a lot of the reserves were arbitary) and no bids.
ex army dodge = no bid but the jeep went for $20k
For Ian: the McDonald roller went for $5,800, the engine on transport $2k
1926 Inter $9k; KS6 $11,500; KS5 $1,750 all plus 7%
Thanks for the info. I was keen on the Inter KS6 as it was a nice unit with the rare overdrive 5 speed box but was away and not on-line to let enthusiasm overtake common sense.
The Jeep was a rare early "slat grille" model but even so the price seems over the top.
The ex-army Dodge is a good unit and probably worth a call for a private sale.
I think the 1929 Inter was very good buying at $9k
I will have a talk to him to see where he goes from here with all the other stuff, including a few more trucks.
Looking at the full results there were a huge number of items either not bid (because the start price was too high) or did not meet the reserve. He is a very nice bloke but into his eighties so it looks like the scrappies are going to have a good day in the not too distant future.