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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:25 am    Post subject: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 1969 Case 830. How old does a tractor need to be before it is considered an antique. Are there any standard guidelines or a matter of opinion? I would like to hear from anyone with an opinion. Thanks.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:59 am    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Antique or vintage I always thought to be up to 1952. (introduction of the Fordson Major Diesel, which killed spark ignition tractor sales in the UK over night) and Classic up to 1976 when the 'Q' (queit) cab laws were introduced in the UK. The Case 830 is a definate classic and should be preserved. My opinion and only that, based on 2 distinct changes in tractor specification in the country I was brought up in. In the U.S and here in N.Z petrol tractor sales carried on for much longer, and the 'Q' cab laws have yet to arrive here meaning open station tractors can still be sold. There are no set dates, and there will be heaps of other opinions too, some body may say 1959/60 because J.D dropped the twins around then, or some other change. Hope this helps, Richard.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In tractor pulls antique is up to 39 and classic from 40 to 55, newer than that is considered modern. Antique is more or less something not used on farms anymore while the classic are stil generaly being used.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Depends who you ask. I'm 56 years old. My grandfather would say steam engines. I would say unstyled tractors of the late 30's. My 21 year old son would say 4020 JD & 806 IH.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I agree with Dave. I grew up on a farm in the 50"s on JD A & B and Case VAI.

300/300B series is interim. 1960 and later is modern.

But then I am an antique myself.

Joe
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remember reading years ago that technically anything over 50 years of age or older could be considered an antique except a firearm. Firearms are antiques only if they are made from 1898 or earlier.

There is a new name being tossed around ďvintageĒ but I donít know how that would apply because I think itís a term that dealerís use when they have trouble getting parts for your tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Around here "antique" is considered 1953 and older at small tractor pulls.

I don't think there is any right or wrong answer here, its just a matter of an individuals perspective....

Nick
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: How old to be considered antique? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sometimes you just go by "parts are NLA" or the news report saying "company XYZ sold all its assets and closed its doors!"

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