1957 Porsche 111 Junior Tractor

***Images supplied by vendor***

Highlights


  • Restored, running and driving
  • Finger bar scythe mower
  • Iconic and endearing design
 

The Appeal


Porsche has long been renowned for high performance sports cars, so the fact that they produced this 12 horsepower diesel tractor will come as a surprise to many… 

Built in collaboration with German company Allgaier, Porsche enjoyed great success with their range of four tractors until production finally ceased in the early 1960s. This bijou 111 Junior was Porsche’s most compact tractor and it proved itself a capable workhorse on many a farm.

Having been restored by an engineer, this example is in fine mechanical and cosmetic order, making it a great example of one of the 20th century’s most iconic tractors.

The History and Paperwork


  • Found and restored by a British engineer living in Northern France
  • Purchased in 2021 by the vendor from the restorer who had owned it for 5 years
  • Now situated in Southwest France
  • French road registered
  • The seller can arrange delivery to the new buyer 

The Condition


  • Restored red paintwork
  • Porsche badging in good condition
 
Having been restored at some point between 2010 and 2015, this tractor presents very well overall, only displaying the odd mark or blemish here and there. 

It was evidently painted to quite a high standard during the restoration, making it stand out from the many vintage tractors that are now simply brush painted. 
 
The yellow wheels have some chips and surface rust in places but are overall very presentable. It is our opinion that this tractor could be brought up to a very high standard indeed with minimal cosmetic work. 

As is, it is a very smart and eminently usable example. The tractor used to lead the village parade under the previous owner in N. France.
 
Any tractor enthusiast will tell you that tyres can be quite costly. In this case, the vendor informs us that the tyres are not brand new but are as new, which is a considerable asset to this 111.

The vendor has noted the following: The headlights aren’t wired up. The hot plug needs replacing although the vendor has bypassed this by using EasyStart.  The tyres aren’t brand new but in as new condition. The mower attachment is mechanical, there’s no hydraulics involved.

The Mechanics 


  • 12 horsepower, single-cylinder diesel engine
  • Starts, runs and drives very well
  • Finger bar mower

Under the bonnet, this Porsche looks to be very smart indeed and the single-cylinder, 12 horsepower diesel engine starts and runs exactly as it should, settling down to a steady rhythmic thrum.

The vendor reports that this 111 drives really well and is actually quite sprightly for a vintage tractor.

As this Porsche is mostly used on the road, we are unsure as to the condition of the mechanical finger bar mower. However, it does appear to be complete and in good order.

Summary


Presented in lovely restored condition, this wonderful compact tractor would be equally at home in a Porsche collection as it would be working in a field.

This tractor’s compact size and central power take-off makes it a great candidate for cutting grass - after all, there are few lawn mowers wearing a Porsche badge!


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1957
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 111 Junior Tractor
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 0
  • Engine size 822
  • Town Nogaro
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location International
  • Country France
Bidding history
66 bids
  • Sc•••• £10,000 23/08/22
  • Sc•••• £9,900 23/08/22
  • cl•••• £9,800 23/08/22
  • Sc•••• £9,700 23/08/22
  • cl•••• £9,600 23/08/22
  • Sc•••• £9,500 23/08/22
  • cl•••• £9,499 23/08/22
  • Sc•••• £9,400 23/08/22
  • cl•••• £9,300 23/08/22
  • Sc•••• £9,200 23/08/22

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