Continuing with our International Harvester Weekend, I thought it was time to dive into the Tractor end of the Harvester Pool, with this 1951 Farmall “C” Tractor. When doing research on the Farmall line, I discovered that in 1939, International Harvester commissioned industrial designer Raymond Loewy to give the new Farmall general-purpose tractors a sleek new streamlined look. And they sold. International offered almost every kind of tractor for every kind of farm, and the “C” was introduced in 1948 to replace the older “B” and “BN” series of tractors. Let’s discover this 1951 International Harvester Farmall Model “C” Tractor…
According to the listing:
1951 C Farmall recently rebuilt engine, new 12 volt coil and ballast resistor, new 12 volt battery, new starter, new front tires, and partial new paint, I have some paint that will go with it, Gas tank cleaned and coated inside. Has slight miss under load I think is a plug wire. She will start on the first or second crank by hand and starts right up with the starter. This can be a very good show tractor or use it. I started this as a project but due to other circumstances need to sell. I need to sell quick so that is why I started the bidding so low. It also could use some back tires, they are weather checked.
I know very little about farm tractors, but these Farmalls are iconic, and seem to be building interest in the collector community. Starting bid for this tractor is $1,500, but only the seller knows what the reserve is. The question is this: Are you hankering for a real farming Tractor from the 50s? If so, see the listing here.