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Model Model U
Year 1949
Engine 4,697cc
Country of Origin USA
V5C Present? Yes
Reg. No. GCJ 956
Fuel Petrol/TVO
Mechanical Condition Good running order
Price £4,499

We are pleased to have been commissioned to sell this nicely restored Allis-Chalmers Model U of 1949. 

We have here an example of the famous Allis-Chalmers Model U, produced towards the end of this model's 23 years of production. The Model U is known for being the first tractor to make use of pneumatic tyres which revolutionised tractor production and use. First launched in 1929, this model was initially considered a failure but this was turned around after a strong marketing campaign from Allis-Chalmers; this campaign featured high-geared versions of the Model U being driven by well-known racing drivers around country fairs in the USA winning 'tractor races'. They also had an upgraded example achieving 68mph on the Utah salt flats. From then, the Model U stayed in production in the USA until 1952. 

The example available for sale was sold new to a farmer in Hereford in 1949. It was then allegedly retired from work in 1965. A buff logbook accompanies this tractor and shows a single owner throughout its working life. It comes with a modern V5C in the current owner’s name which shows only 3 owners from new. Unusually, it is fitted with a starter motor and has a recently refurbished Fairbanks morse magneto. The paintwork is good, and it runs nicely. The tyres look virtually new.

Overall, a good buy for use on road runs or for someone looking to move into vintage tractor ownership. 

 

Asking Price - £4,499

 

This Allis-Chalmers is available for viewing at our premises near Exeter. For more information, please speak to Matt or Sean on 01392 833301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.As with all our vehicles listed for sale, we strongly recommend viewing in person. Appointments are essential so ensure you book before travelling to us for a viewing. 

 

 

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Berrybrook Motors Ltd
Dawlish Road
Exminster
Exeter EX6 8DN

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