By Connor Lynch
RENFREW — An over 300 piece Allis Chalmers collection built up over more than 50 years is going to get auctioned next spring, but George Nesbitt is taking offers early.
Nesbitt’s collection, pegged at as much as $5 million by a CBC article, includes Allis Chalmers tractors as far back as the roaring ‘20s, a variety of other brands, and other farm tools stretching back nearly as far.
That includes a couple of prototypes that never saw mass production, including a highcrop vegetable tractor, alongside some rare oldies, including the second Allis Chalmers model 6-12, which has 6 horsepower on the drawbar and was built back in 1920.
His 1938 Powerhorse, a tractor with no seat that was steered with reins, also never got past the research stage.
He’ll be auctioning the whole collection sometime next year, probably in the spring he said, but farmers looking to grab a piece of history early can call him at 613-432-5764 and make an offer.