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Historic tractor sold in auction for £310,000

The tractor was sold at Cheffins Vintage Auction Credit: ITV News Anglia

A rare vintage tractor dating from 1903 has been sold in an auction near Ely in Cambridgeshire for £310,000.

The Ivel Agricultural Motor was built in Biggleswade - it's one of only eight that are known to still exist in the world.

It was a UK auction record for a vintage tractor. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was the brainchild of visionary inventor Dan Albone and was the first commercially viable British tractor and the first to go into volume production.

It has been credited as one of the greatest British inventions winning numerous prizes at agricultural shows and widely feted by the local and national press.

You can watch a feature about the historic tractor here.

The tractor attracted alot of attention Credit: ITV News Anglia