The Auburn Auction

Lot 5
1953 Ford Golden Jubillee Tractor
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE


Selling on Saturday Evening

1953 Ford Golden Jubillee Tractor

• A brand-new model for Ford in 1953
• Restored by noted Ford collector, Ron Thorne
• National show-winning tractor with one owner since 2005
• One of the best Golden Jubilees in the country


SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY

134 cid inline four-cylinder engine, 32 HP, four-speed manual gearbox, drum brakes; wheelbase: 74


The Ford NAA is a rare and desirable tractor that was introduced by Ford as an entirely new model in 1953 and dubbed the Golden Jubilee as part of their 50th year anniversary celebration. The NAA designation was a reference to the first three digits of the serial number style used starting with this tractor. It was designed as a replacement for the Ford N-Series tractors.

Larger than the 8N, the Golden Jubilee featured live hydraulics, 50th year Golden Jubilee badging, and an overhead-valve "Red Tiger" four-cylinder engine and streamlined styling. It was the first tractor Ford built after losing its court battle with Harry Ferguson in 1952 over the patents the Irish inventor held on the Ferguson System three-point hitch. This example was restored by noted enthusiasts Ron Thorne around 2005, and presents as if it was recently done. Finished in Ferrari Red and gray it has won several national awards and has been exhibited at tractor events only since restoration. It has resided in a careful and fastidious collection since and is ready to be used, shown and enjoyed.

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