Collection of rare classic vintage tractors and vehicles to go under the hammer

A 1953 Field Marshall tractor. Picture: CHEFFINS

A 1953 Field Marshall tractor. Picture: CHEFFINS - Credit: Archant

A rare collection of more than 100 classic and vintage tractors and commercial vehicles belonging to a Suffolk collector are set to go under the hammer tomorrow.

A 1946 Field Marshall tractor. Picture: CHEFFINS

A 1946 Field Marshall tractor. Picture: CHEFFINS - Credit: Archant

The vehicles were collected by Gary Cooper, son of the founder of Risby-based haulage firm Derek Cooper Transport Ltd.

Key lots include four Field Marshall tractors dating back to the 1940s and 1950s which have estimates of £8,000 to £20,000 and a rare 1969 International McCormick 523 tractor which has been restored show winning condition.

A Marshall Model M tractor. Picture: CHEFFINS

A Marshall Model M tractor. Picture: CHEFFINS - Credit: Archant

Bill King, chairman of auctioneers Cheffins said: “Gary Cooper is an avid collector who purchased a series of classic and vintage tractors and commercials from us and other sources over the years.

“Many of these interesting machines have been regulars at vintage shows and rallies and we expect them to draw significant interest from across the region and further afield.”

An Atkinson Defender in full Derek Cooper Haulage livery. Picture: CHEFFINS

An Atkinson Defender in full Derek Cooper Haulage livery. Picture: CHEFFINS - Credit: Archant

The full catalogue can be viewed here.

An ERF 56TS Chinese 6-wheel commercial vehicle. Picture: CHEFFINS

An ERF 56TS Chinese 6-wheel commercial vehicle. Picture: CHEFFINS - Credit: Archant

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