Mecum's 2020 Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier achieves $3.6 million in sales

(December 2, 2020) WALWORTH, Wis. — Nearly 900 lots of tractors, vintage trucks, signs and farm relics crossed the auction block at Mecum's Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier in Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 19-21, and even in the face of unexpected, eleventh-hour changes, the event was a pronounced success with a 90% sell-through rate and $3.6 million in overall sales achieved. Due to restrictions announced by the governor of Iowa within 24 hours of the auction’s slated start time, the Gone Farmin’ team was forced to make a sudden transition, taking what was planned as a live-auction event and turning it into a live-online auction just hours before the first item crossed the block.

The auction’s top sellers included a wide variety of both trucks and tractors. The list was notably led by a 1958 Chevrolet Apache 32 NAPCO Pickup  that grabbed the top sale spot with a final sale price of $68,200. A Minneapolis 22-44  became the auction’s top-selling tractor with a final sale price of $59,850. In addition, a 1972 Chevrolet K-10  rolled off the block bearing a sold sticker at $52,800, followed by a 1988 Mack DS 600  that sold for $47,300.

The auction also featured 13 private collections that were well received by bidders along with a wide selection of Road Art, including signs and other farm relics. Road Art sales were topped by a John Deere Farm Implements NOS double-sided porcelain sign  with a custom bracket; the rare sign sold for a total of $17,700. Another John Deere doubled-sided porcelain sign, this one boasting “Quality Farm Equipment,” followed in the second top seat among Road Art sales, bringing $14,160.

1958 Chevrolet Apache 32 NAPCO Pickup

The complete top 10 tractor and vintage truck sales at the Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier include:

    1.    1958 Chevrolet Apache 32 NAPCO Pickup  at $68,200
    2.    Minneapolis 22-44  at $59,850
    3.    1972 Chevrolet K-10 ) at $52,800
    4.    1988 Mack DS 600 at $47,300
    5.    1973 International 1066 4WD at $43,050
    6.    1976 John Deere 4230  at $43,050
    7.    1977 John Deere 4430 at $40,950
    8.    1973 John Deere 4030 at $39,900
    9.    1967 International 1206 FWD  at $38,850
  10.    1970 International 1026 Gold Demonstrator (Lot F70) at $37,800

 The complete top 10 Road Art sales at the Gone Farmin’ Fall Premier include:

    1.    John Deere Farm Implements NOS DSP  at $17,700
    2.    John Deere Quality Farm Equipment DSP  at $14,160
    3.    John Deere Dealership DSPN  at $12,980
    4.    John Deere Farm Implements SSP ) at $11,800
    5.    Case DSPN  at $10,620
    6.    Allis-Chalmers Tractors DSP Lighted Sign with Hood at $8,850
    7.    Case DSPN  at $8,260
    8.    Lucky the Cow Mechanical Ride at $7,080
    9.    John Deere Farm Implements SSP at $6,490
  10.    Allis-Chalmers Lighted Sign  at $5,900