The simpler the machine, the more one pays attention to every little detail as few can be missed. This particular Ford 9N only came in one color, dark grey, and that grey traveled throughout the tractor aside from the cast-aluminum hood. The 9N operated using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and 3-speed manual transmission and a Ferguson system 3-point hitch. In other words, if something broke, chances are you would be able to quickly figure out what was wrong. When fully assembled but void of attachments, the steel tractor weighed 2,340 pounds and held a wide stance. Although heavy, the tractor was designed as a "general purpose row-crop tractor" for smaller farms. Only 700 of this particular model were made and the tractor hitting the block is number 407 as designated by the VIN.
Unlike certain restorations, the 1939 Ford 9N in question was restored using only Ford OEM parts and is 100 percent true to design. You can see this beauty cross the block on August 5th at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. It is one of 125 tractors up for auction and every minute of the action can be watched via live stream at mecum.com.