Often times a tractor selling on an auction will remind me of another auction, years ago.
Happened this afternoon. On an IHC collector auction in Hector, MN today (September 17, 2019) by my friends at Henslin Auctions, Inc. (www.henslinauctions.com) an IHC 4386 4WD tractor sold for $8,400. Here’s a picture of it:
Pretty strong price there. $8,400 is the 2nd highest auction sale price I’ve seen on a 4386 in 11 1/2 years. Ah, but that highest price 4386…I’ll remember that Michigan auction from 2013 for a LONG time. On that August 20, 2013 sale in Grand Rapids, MI was a 1980 IHC 4386 4WD with, amazingly, only 498 actual hours. It sold for a still record price of $43,450! Here’s a picture of that like new beauty:
Now I’ll admit, as I push toward my mid 50’s my memory sometimes isn’t 100% on the button, but if I recall, I believe the “story” on that 8/20/13 Grand Rapids, MI auction was that it was for a long time car industry employee. That record setting 4386 was just one of a number of amazing items on that sale.Here’s the sale price rundown from our www.MachineryPete.com files:
PRICES FROM 8/20/13 GRAND RAPIDS, MI AUCTION
1978 IHC 4186 4WD with only 6 Hours: $36,500
1997 JD 6400 MFWD open station with 829 hours: $25,100
1997 Ford F350 XL 4x4 pickup with only 59 miles: $22,000
…I’m quite sure if that '97 Ford F350 XL with only 59 miles sold at auction today…it would fetch quite a bit more than $22K. The market for 20+ year old vintage pickups in super nice original condition with low miles has strengthened over the past few years vs 6 years ago in 2013.
Fun to remember these unusual / memorable auctions from years gone by.
Oh, almost forgot…here’s a look at the highest auction sale prices I’ve seen on IHC 4386 4WD Tractors the past 11 1/2 years:
HIGHEST AUCTION PRICES ON IHC 4386 4WD TRACTORS PAST 11 1/2 YEARS
- Data by www.MachineryPete.com
Here’s link to (4) slightly larger IHC 4586 4WD tractors for sale today: https://www.machinerypete.com/tractors/175-hp/international-harvester/4586