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Doe Dual Drive

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by bluebell, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Member

    Looking at the results of latest cheffin vintage sale the doe dual drive fetched just under 70,000 pounds plus comission, according to the information with it it said over 40,000 pounds had been spent on restoration, i saw an unrestored doe tiple d sold at the same auction some ten or more years ago make i think 67000 pounds, the point im trying to make its very dangerous thinking vintage tractors make good investments?
     
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  2. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    The 67k was perhaps original and unmolested perhaps?
    There is a definite risk to paying top prices for anything that has been appreciating for several years. The exceptional will probably always come through. There is a generational element to consider.
     
  3. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    Ok to pay full wack for a restored one, as long as you watched it being restored. Paint doesn't make performance or perfection.
    Origional ones of anything, are only original once

    Personally, I don't think any Doe tractors are worth anywhere near what they fetch, waste of two good Major's most of them, but each to their own.

    Now where's that tin hat ??
     
  4. msheep66

    msheep66 Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    I agree I would rather have a County equal wheel drive
     
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  5. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    True, only one engine to service.

    But I'll trump your County, and put preferance on a Muir Hill.
     
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  6. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    image.jpg Used to be a 130 here,as seen in the grainy 70's aerial view. The steering Rams are still here somewhere. Couldn't be sold when finished with, so got put back to two tractors, just to get rid of it.
     
  7. I bet you wish you still had " the worthless piece of junk" now sat in the shed not eating a thing

    I know I would:D

    Seen a mf 135 doe on my travels the other day:D
    I've been invited back once it's finished it's 90% ready
     
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  8. msheep66

    msheep66 Member

    Location:
    Mid Wales
    That Doe could have payed for your pension.
     
  9. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    Hindsight a wonderful thing. But this one, and one my uncle drove, were not liked one bit.
    My uncle was watching one at a working event, and the driver asked him if he'd like a go on it.
    He politely declined, saying if that owner had to work one commercialy, he'd certainly think different of it !
    A Doe 130 in the nettles not far from here.
     
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  10. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    Maybe so. But if they'd all been saved, there wouldn't be the value in them I suppose.
     
  11. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Investing in any old vehicles or antiques is risky, as they can go in and out of fashion.

    If you pay top whack for a Doe, now, who’s to say anyone will want one in ten years? They’re very niche, so only a few (wealthy) men will genuinely want one at any given time.

    Investing is about balancing risk - something popular, desirable and attainable is likely to make a safe profit. Something very left field may make you a stack of cash or may lose a bundle.

    If you’re worried about buying a tractor that may lose value, investing isn’t for you.
     
  12. Rs chunk

    Rs chunk Member

    Can’t believe now a days there would be a doe 130 in the nettles. Is it the usual going to do it up but al just leave it lying outside to rot?
     
  13. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    I first saw it a good 25 years ago. It was left abandoned in a yard not far from a road, so the owners moved it to the yard at home.
    The old guy passed away a couple of years ago, and as far as I know , the son still has it.
    Several have tried buying it as it is, but no joy.
     
  14. Rs chunk

    Rs chunk Member

    Doesn’t help with prices being so high as people see themselves sitting on a fortune but if not stored somewhere out of the elements it will end up a waste
     
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  15. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    True. Should let it go to someone who will preserve it, and three I know have tried, and tried very generously.
     
  16. 35k? Was I outbid
     
  17. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    ...because it's worth £30k, but they THINK it's worth £80k.
     
  18. 76masseyman

    76masseyman Member

    Location:
    Lincolncestershire
    I heard one person ( who I used to work for ) offered 40K. And another had offered 60K.

    But it still sits there.

    I know a bloke that does deliveries to the actual farm, I must ask him if he's seen it lately.
     
  19. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Location:
    Kirkby Lonsdale
    Greed.

    My guess is that he didn't buy it initially, either.
     
  20. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    north lincs
    This is my ex bosses doe ,he was offered 50k as it stood ,needs alot spending on it P1010225.JPG
     
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