The most astounding collection of rare tractors and bulldozers all displayed under one roof. Located in Northland’s Bay of Islands district. Close to Kerikeri, one of New Zealand’s favourite towns, this museum can be purchased lock, stock and barrel.
The freehold land and buildings are made up of a flat site of 5,244m² with a truly impressive fully galvanised and double trussed kiwispan shed of 1890m² . 6m in height internally with no pillars and 5x 5metre high roller doors, driving any truck, trailer or machinery inside is a breeze.
The museum is fully equipped with a cafeteria, toilets, office and reception area in addition to a massive display area for the museum’s bulldozers and tractors. A separate mezzanine floor houses some of the valuable smaller items such as rare bottles, kauri gum, vintage cigarette tins, rare and collectable authentic license plates, antique hand tools and many other surprising finds in this amazing collection.
The asset list of tractors, bulldozers and stationary engines is huge! The comprehensive list and a full description is available on request.
The first caterpillar bulldozer ever imported into New Zealand is part of this unique collection as is the only “Kauri” engine ever made, not to mention the rare and valuable example of a T-20 tractor dating from 1939, complete with provenance. There really is a whole world of fully functioning tractors and bulldozers to be explored here. If you thought that old time engines were just started by cranking manually you will be amazed at the starting mechanism of the Fowler mark V-F diesel tractor – unbelievably it is started by a shotgun cartridge!
This world of mechanical history is absolutely fascinating and what is even more astounding is that most of these machines are in full working order! On top of this is the fascinating role that these machines played in New Zealand’s history and in particular their role in our Northland Kauri, swamp Kauri and gum collections. The machines displayed here are true pioneers of their day.
The freehold land and buildings and the entire museum collection including a large amount of kauri gum, kauri carvings, ancient bottles and more collectables, is for sale at $2,850,000. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Property Reference: GGW90000