There was a lot of chatter about this 4455.
A 1989 model John Deere 4455 with only 1,383 actual "1 owner" hours sold Saturday (June 1, 2019) on an auction in Upper Sandusky, OH by WMS Auction & Marketing Service. Here's a picture of it:
Sold for $60,000.
Some may look at that sale price and think that is way crazy too high, while others, given the super low "1 owner" hours may think $60K was a bargain. That's the beautiful thing I've always loved about auctions...doesn't matter what anyone thinks, too high, too low, only matters what it actually goes for.
In assessing how that $60K sale price stacks up, first let's look at 4455 values over the past few years:
Avg. Auction Price on John Deere 4455 Tractors
* Data by http://www.MachineryPete.com
Now here's a more zeroed in look at the highest auction sale prices the past year on John Deere 4455's:
Highest Auction Prices on John Deere 4455 Tractors Past Year
I covered and filmed the 1st and 3rd 4455's in this list of highest recent sale prices. $90,500 for the 1990 model 4455 with only 1,904 actual hours sold on 12/8/18 consignment auction in Kenyon, MN by Maring Auction Co. (http://www.maringauction.com) is the highest ever auction price on a 4455 sold without a loader. Here's Youtube video I filmed of it selling...there was a sense of "Wow" in the auction crowd as this baby sold:
I was also on hand filming at Murray, Neb. farm retirement auction 2/23/19 as a 1990 model 4455 with 6,746 hours, 1 owner, sold for the very strong price of $64,000. Here's that Youtube video:
Key in both cases I think was fact we had posted Machinery Pete "Preview Videos" prior to each auction that were splashed around out there on social media. In particular hearing the full back story / history on each tractor and hearing it directly from the source, the owner = Very Powerful. Here were those (2) 4455 Preview Videos:
"Tractor Specs" on John Deere 4455's: https://www.machinerypete.com/specs/john-deere/4455/7339
Link to view (27) 4455's for sale today: https://www.machinerypete.com/tractors/100-174-hp/john-deere/4455