11th Nov, 2022 12:00

Classic Cars & Other Vehicles

  Lot 1


Scarce 1926 Aveling & Porter Steam Tractor, reg. no. PPJ 7142, engine No. 11705, believed to be an M class.

Scarce 1926 Aveling & Porter Steam Tractor, reg. no. PPJ 7142, engine No. 11705, believed to be an M class. Offered for sale by direction executors, this engine affectionately known as 'Nippy', has a interesting history. Painted in the livery of Dagnall Ltd of Chesham Bois in Buckinghamshire, the engine is believed to have been owned by the Taylor Brothers of Wimbish, Saffron Walden Essex, before it was sold in 1980 and most recently in 1987 to its now late owner. The late owner enjoyed using and showing Nippy until around 2006, when the engine was moved into storage, remaining there until the Autumn of 2022. Following our instruction we have had a prelimary boiler inspection conducted by Jonathan Wheeler, the report is available to view within the images. Now requiring recomissioning, this represents a rare chance to acquire a desirable Aveling & Porter steam tractor, and viewing is highly recommended! (Subject to 12% buyers premium inclusive of VAT).

N.B. We have been advised that the injectors, pressure gauge and chimney are not currently with the engine. Whilst we have been unable to locate these where the engine was stored, if they can be located, they will be passed on to the new owner.

Sold for £101,000

Condition Report

Good morning,

The buyers premium for all cars and vehicles including the Aveling & Porter steam tractor is 10% plus VAT (this works out as 12% on the hammer price). The boiler report is available to view within the images (it is the final two) uploaded onto our website and thesaleroom.com

I hope this helps?

Kind Regards,



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Auction: Classic Cars & Other Vehicles, 11th Nov, 2022

Pre Sale viewing for the Classic Cars is by appointment only. Please call 01206 754754 or email auctions@reemandansie.com to book an appointment. NB. The vehicles will be available to view offsite and will not be at our main saleroom address in Wyncolls Road.  On sale day the auction will be held at our saleroom at 12pm.

The cars in this sale are subject to a buyers premium of 12% (inclusive of VAT)

Should you choose to bid via our own website the online bidding fee will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Bidding via the-saleroom.com will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

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Saturday 5th November 10am until 12pm

Monday 7th November 10am until 4pm

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