Senior Specialist, Head of Department, UK
Perhaps best known for his ownership of Aston Martin from 1947 to 1972, David Brown became managing director of the family firm, David Brown Gear Company Limited, in 1931. He first turned to the manufacture of tractors in 1936 in collaboration with inventor Harry Ferguson, building the Ferguson-Brown tractor at a plant in Meltham Mills, West Yorkshire. In the post-war era David Brown Ltd was one of the UK's largest tractor manufacturers but its owner's subsidisation of his beloved Aston Martin could not be sustained forever; when the sports car maker was sold in 1972 the tractor division was bought by Tenneco International, which re-badged its products as 'Case'.
Definitely a cut above the average 'Fergie' and guaranteed to excite the more-knowledgeable enthusiasts at your local agricultural show, this David Brown 780 Selectamatic is powered by a three-cylinder 46 horsepower engine driving via a six-speed gearbox. Restored to show quality in 2014 by the leading tractor restorers D & R Services of Coventry, the vehicle is described by the vendor as in generally very good condition and offered with V5C document.
Please note, this Tractor is subject to Bonhams Motor Car Buyers Premium rate of 15% upto £50,000 and 12% on the balance thereafter.
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