Pipkorn clearing sale - tractors, machinery and more - Elders Rural Services
near-complete-Jelbart-tractor No.1049

Pipkorn clearing sale – tractors, machinery and more

Elders Horsham, in conjunction with AuctionsPlus, are pleased to present the final clearing sale of the renown Pipkorn collection.

This is your last chance to pick-up a unique piece of Australian agricultural and motoring history. Items include an extensive range of historic tractors, agricultural machinery, vintage cars, motors, engines and more.

About the collector

Ken Pipkorn was an avid collector, travelling all over Victoria and New South Wales looking for hidden treasures. He started collecting John Deere tractors over 60 years ago.

Over the years, his love of everything collectible has expanded from tractors, steam engines and old cars, to wheels, engines and even unique garden art crafted from old machinery. For many years people have been trying to purchase from Ken’s collection to no avail. That is finally changing with this once in a lifetime clearing sale!

The auction

Sales of this magnitude are as rare as some of the pieces available for purchase, so due to the volume of items offered the auction will be broken into four lots, held over two days.

When: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2021
Time: various times – refer to each auction lot for individual times.
Where: Online (see registration details below)

Some of the items offered for sale include:

  • vintage and collectible vehicles: assorted Fords, LC Torana 2-door, Chrysler Plymouth, Hudson terraplane and EJ Holden ute.
  • horse-drawn carts
  • vintage trucks
  • assorted stationary, steam and oil engines
  • miscellaneous motors
  • assorted farm machinery including harrows, headers
  • shearing plants
  • a vast collection of wheels (some on axles), sold as individual lots
  • unique garden art pieces sculptured from machinery and parts.

Historic tractors by manufacturers such as

  • Benz Sendling
  • Case
  • Cockshutt
  • Fordson
  • John Deere
  • Lanz Bulldog
  • McCormick Deering
  • Minneapolis Moline
  • Nuffield
  • Peterbro
  • Ronaldson Tippett
  • Rumley.

Auction lots

Group one: 8:30 am Saturday 13 November 2021
Includes assorted farm machinery, vintage cars, trucks, motors and engines, horse-drawn cart and garden art.
Tractors by: John Deere, Fordson, McCormick Deering, Minneapolis Moline, Nuffield, Lanz Bulldog, Cockshutt, Case, Oliver, Tippet and Vickers
Refer to AuctionsPlus page for full details and images.

Group two: 2:30 pm Saturday 13 November 2021
Includes multiple Austral oil engines, assorted wheels (on and off axle), assorted stationary engines, shearing plants x 4, International tractor and headers, Dodge 461 Mover single axle trailer, garden art.
Refer to AuctionsPlus page for full details and images.

Group three: 9:30 am Sunday 14 November 2021
Includes stationary engines, shearing plants x 3, motorbike engine, gen sets, aircooled motors, International Truck, assorted vintage and collectible cars including Ford Cortina (shell, AB Falcon(shell), Caterpillar crawlers.
Tractors by: John Deere, Ford, Minneapolis Moline, International, Fiat, Massey Harris, Fordon, Lanz Bulldog, Ronaldson Tippett, Jelbart, Vickers, Case, Caterpillar, Allis Chalmers.
Refer to AuctionsPlus page for full details and images.

Group four: 2:30 pm Sunday 14 November 2021
Includes numerous stationary engines, vintage trucks and vehicles, Holden EJ Ute, assorted steam engines, wooden carts x 2.
Refer to AuctionsPlus page for full details and images.


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Rock Island tractor – Lot 1057

Registration and bidding

Although this auction will be exclusively online, to bid in this auction you are required to register with AuctionsPlus prior.
Simply follow these registration instructions.
If you have any questions regarding registration please contact AuctionsPlus on 02 9262 4222 or via email.

Payment and collection terms

  • Successful purchasers will receive an invoice by email by Tuesday 16 November and are required to make full payment of invoice prior to collection.
  • Purchasers must ensure they forward proof of payment via email.
  • Elders accounts can be used with pre-approval from the branch manager where your account is held.
  • EFTPOS available on collection, credit cards will attract a 0.4% fee.
  • Collection to be organised by appointment only, with all items to be off property by 25 November 2021, subject to current Covid restrictions and government guidelines. Once restrictions allow, items must be collected within seven days in line with government guidelines.
  • Loading: There will be an 3-3.5T lifting capacity excavator on site for loading, at a nominal fee.

Terms and conditions

This auction will be conducted under the AuctionsPlus sale terms and conditions.
Buyers are requested to familiarise themselves with auction terms prior to the sale.
GST is not applicable to the sale lots.
Every effort has been made to ensure accurate descriptions of goods are listed, however photos form part of our description, no responsibility will be taken for inaccurate descriptions.

For further information

If you have any questions regarding the auction process please refer to AuctionsPlus frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions regarding the auction or its contents please contact Elders Horsham on 0456 631 518 or send us an email.

Header image: near complete Jelbart Tractor No.1049 (Lot 812)

This is just one of the many clearing sales held around the country arranged by Elders.

View the clearing sales calendar