Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
Ford Tractors Discussion Forum

gold demonstrators

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Dylan berhorst

08-17-2018 18:14:47

Report to Moderator

What numbers were the gold demonstrators made in?

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Tony Jacobs

08-20-2018 07:41:42

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Dylan berhorst, 08-17-2018 18:14:47  
Hello Dylan, The serial has to be between 60692 and 71484 if it is not it is not Gold. Thanks Tony

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Tim PloughNman Daley

08-19-2018 05:17:46

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Dylan berhorst, 08-17-2018 18:14:47  
Some sources cite January 16, 1959 as when the first Gold Demonstrator was produced, an 871 Model. the serial number range also has been listed as between 66000 and 72000 however some other sources cite that may have been as early as s/n 58000. The purpose of the Gold was to supply every Ford Tractor dealer with one to display and offer as a, well, a demonstration model for customers to see and try the new Select-O-Speed transmission. Since there were approximately between 3000 and 4000 tractor dealers, that s/n range given can be off a bit either way depending on how you do the math. If you use 58000 as the low end and add 4000, you get the to 62000 as the high end. If you use the stated upper limit of 72000 and subtract 4000 you get 68000. So, based on this, not ALL those s/n's were Golds then. They'd have to pull at random a few and have them painted gold. If you are trying to determine if you have one, best to check spots like under the hood, under the dash, and air cleaner for signs of gold paint.

Tim *PloughNman* Daley(MI)

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-19-2018 06:19:27

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Tim PloughNman Daley, 08-19-2018 05:17:46  
By definition the serial number range is not inclusive. The range includes many models / variants that were never offered as Gold Demos. All tractors coming down the line were serialed consecutively regardless of model.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-18-2018 04:56:28

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Dylan berhorst, 08-17-2018 18:14:47  
Dylan, if you are asking how many were made, there is no record of that, but the general consensus is that Ford pressured every dealer to take at least one, and there were many more dealers back then before consolidation and major highways. They are not rare enough to generally be worth much of a premium.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Larry NCKS

08-17-2018 19:17:57

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Dylan berhorst, 08-17-2018 18:14:47  
871, 881, 971, 981 as far as I know

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-17-2018 20:49:27

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to Larry NCKS, 08-17-2018 19:17:57  
I could easily be wrong, but I thought any SOS-equipped model could have been a Gold Demo, from the 671 to the 1881.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

08-17-2018 21:02:45

Report to Moderator
 Re: gold demonstrators in reply to fordfarmer, 08-17-2018 20:49:27  
I have seen a few that were 671 or 681. Have seen one 1871 that belonged to Dwight Emstrom a big Ford collector from Illinois. Most are 871, 881, 971, 981 like Larry said. I would assume there were some 771s but I have never seen one. I have a 981 that is restored and an 881 that I bought as a parts tractor but it has gold all over under the blue and gray paint. It is on the to do list.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Today's Featured Article - Antique Tractor Wiring Basics - by Curtis von Fange. One of the most neglected parts of old tractors is the wiring. After sitting in the elements for half a century or more much equipment wiring has deteriorated to sparsely covered strands of copper or other metal. Plastic insulation has cracked, mice have eaten through the older clothed style coverings and the exposed wires have reacted to winter moisture and salts by turning blue and powdery. Terminal ends have corroded, rusted or just plain evaporated away. Aged wires not only keep an engin ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: Looking for a John Deere 50, 520 or 530 in good shape and preferably with power steering and three point. May be interested in a 620 or 630. Thank you. [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2021 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy