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Mecum Adds Antique Tractors to Des Moines Auction

1951 Farmall O-6 Orchard Tractor

MARENGO - July 13, 2009 --

Mecum Auction will offer two rare International Harvester Orchard Antique Tractors up for bid during its Des Moines Auction, July 17-18, 2009, at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The Mecum Des Moines Auction, which has been expanded to two days, will take place in the air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the fairgrounds.

Mecum will offer a 1951 International 0-6 Orchard tractor that has been restored with the original sheet metal. Featuring sheet metal cowlings and streamlined rear fenders, the 0-6 Orchard has a lowered seat, steering wheels and controls all protected by sheet metal. The 0-6 uses a hand-operated over-center clutch and air cleaners.

Also up for bid is a 1951 0S-6 Orchard Standard tractor – one of only 820 made. The OS-6 began production in 1945 as a less expensive alternative to the original 0-6, and came without fenders to save on cost.

The tractors will begin selling at 10 a.m. Saturday. There is still time left to pre-register to bid at the Mecum Auction.

Mecum’s Des Moines Auction is open to the general public, with tickets available at the door for $10. Attendees can be part of a live television audience while the auction broadcasts on Mecum’s popular television series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on HD Theater – Discovery Communications’ first 24-hour high-definition cable network, offering compelling real-world and motorized content.

To view a complete list of vehicles that will be auctioned, visit www.Mecum.com.

The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars, muscle cars and Corvettes for more than 20 years. The company recently sold its 50,000th car. Consignment, Bidder, event and accommodation information is available online at www.Mecum.com or by calling 815.568.8888.

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