Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Dec 1, 2006.
Nice little runabout.
One careful Nazi owner before going into preservation...
Optimistic price on PIV - very much so - especially given the reliable rumours that all this was picked over 'by the big boys' so everything that is up for auction tends to be (very) optimistically priced and what 'they' turned down.
I hear some of the cream went to Billings & I think the Patton museum, (dodgy memory, not double checked)
But... Littlefield was often only really interested in a vehicle if it was what he described as 'rare' - classified by him personally as actually meaning 'unique'.
I'd not be surprised if there was summat to this particular IV/H
Though having said that. $2.5M is 'only' c.£1.5M. Surely not that far off retail for a complete IV in good order, considering some of the completish IV wrecks that have sold in the last decade for quite mental money..
We'll see I suppose. Only a month or so to go.
Mind you, I've just noticed the estimates on the Sd.Kfz.7 and jumbo Sherman...
Not exactly cheap.
I'd just like to see someone buy the Churchill toad and donate it to Bovington.
Caen sale, 14/06/14
Chenillette, Horch, Musso limo, Merc 1500 etc.
Littlefield sale results in:
Mark IV unsold, but check out the price of that SdKfz 7!
The Toad went quite cheap when you bear in mind what it cost to restore.
I find certain prices very, very interesting and completely out of kilter with the current market. Also scuttlebutt is many of those vehicles had been stored outside and would need a vast amount of TLC compared to how they were billed.
Paul Allen sues after $2.5 million tank purchase blows up
Not clear who actually bought it according to what is stated in that article. Seems a weird way of doing business. Can't imagine anyone handing over that sooper-dooper pocket money without a watertight contract in place. Watch that space. Always interesting when very wealthy people sue each other. All about egos.
I wasn't sure either, but then realised there was a button to click to read more.
Still a tad unclear. More to it one suspects.
Sounds like a disconnect between the Collings chaps and the auction house.
I didn't realise Allen collected land stuff as well. Thought he was all about the aircraft.
Looking for a new runabout?
Very nice Loyd & 6 pdr:
An insight into why when chatting to US halftrack owners, they look pained when the subject of track condition comes up:
€2250 each, or a couple of hundred more with sprocket
Chaffee for c.£80k
M4a4 with characterful holes punched in the side, €65K (I'm guessing a shell, unless the bottom has very much dropped from that market...):
Halftracks are exceptionally volatile investments. The M4A4 has been sitting there on/off for a while, complete dog - not even worth a third of that from scuttlebutt.
Half million dollar 1944 'Beetle':
$525K Museum Piece: 1944 KDF Type 82E
Ebay listing gone, but Barn Finds persists.
Now that is handsome.
But the price... What is going on...
Horch 901 Sdkfz. 15 - Medium - MILWEB CLASSIFIEDS
Well that's quite unusual.
Centaur Dozer. £90k
Rare WW2 Centuar - Armour - MILWEB CLASSIFIEDS
That dozer was restored by the Dutch company BAIV who then exhibited it at the last War and Peace Show to be held at Folkestone in 2016. They've done a brilliant job and the photo was taken while at Folkestone. BAIV restore quite a lot of vehicles and which has included a full-size scale model of my fathers Comet tank 'Celerity'.
What's a full-size scale model?
A real Comet tank restored using my fathers Comet tank markings - T335335 'Celerity', 1st Troop, 'A' Squadron, 3rd Battalion Royal Tank Regiment, 29th Armoured Brigade, 11th Armoured Division 1945.
Photo acknowledgement: BAIV and partners.
Here is the original.
The Welderbeast selling his Stug.
Vehicle doubtless familiar to many from excellent Facebook restoration coverage:
Sturmgeschutz III Ausf D for sale
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