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WW II vehicles battle for bids at auction (Biggest sale of tracked vehicles ever.)
foxnews.com ^ | 11-16-12 | Fox News

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:11:36 PM PST by dynachrome

On December 8th, Auctions America by RM is holding one of the largest ever sales of WW II-era vehicles at the National Military History Center in Auburn, Indiana. Over 80 vehicles, including this White M3A1 Armored Scout Car will be crossing the block.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: auctions; militaria; ww2
Cool pics at the link
1 posted on 11/19/2012 7:11:43 PM PST by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Link to the auction site. If you have a spare 50k or so, will make a good Christmas gift!

“Two vehicles sure to attract serious attention from collectors are an American GMC DUKW and British Humber Hexonaut GS, amphibious trucks used to transport Allied troops and supplies over land and water during the war. The Hexonaut GS is the only one of its kind known to exist. Vintage 1940s motorcycles are also on the docket, including a 1942 Harley-Davidson UA with sidecar and a 1941 Indian 841 with saddle bags.

WWII German halftrack armored personal carriers, such as the Hanomag Ausf. C and the Hanomag Sd. Kfz. 11, are also scheduled to cross the auction block alongside more than 100 pieces of war memorabilia including a German 8.8 cm Flak 36 gun and an American white M16, also known as the “Meat Chopper.”

http://www.auctionsamerica.com/media/release.cfm?ID=908


2 posted on 11/19/2012 7:13:42 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
'visions of sugarplums danced in their heads'....

/johnny

3 posted on 11/19/2012 7:17:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dynachrome

I dig the Dragon Wagon!


4 posted on 11/19/2012 7:17:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dynachrome

Who wouldn’t love to have a tank? or at least an IVF?


5 posted on 11/19/2012 7:17:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

Who wouldn’t love to have a tank? or at least an IFV, heh


6 posted on 11/19/2012 7:17:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: dynachrome

This thing was a steal!

http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=1118&virtuemart_category_id=23


7 posted on 11/19/2012 7:19:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Marcella
Forget my two front teef. I know what I want in my stocking on Christmas morning....

/johnny

8 posted on 11/19/2012 7:19:00 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife

Yeah, I wanted one of those to cruise the streets. My guess is I would have been stopped by cops several times! haha.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 7:21:53 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

The only problem with it was the top speed, but it was street legal.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 7:23:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

This site has some newer ex-National Guard vehilces. This one has tempted me:

“M37 1952 Dodge, 3/4 Ton, 4X4, Hard Cab, New Wheel Cylinders, Carburetor Over Hauled, New Batteries, 17,208 Miles, Good 900x16 Military Tires. A very nice local truck from Idaho’s 116th, and with some history. Drive it Home. $7,500 “

http://www.idahomotorpool.com/?3a4cceb8


11 posted on 11/19/2012 7:25:37 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: mylife

“street legal”

yup.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 7:27:29 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: mylife

It’s still available, is it not?


13 posted on 11/19/2012 7:28:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: dynachrome

Sweet!


14 posted on 11/19/2012 7:29:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No.
It’s been sold.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 7:30:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dynachrome

Way back when there was a 1/2 track for sale in a used car lot in Inglewood, California. It had rubber on the tracks. It seemed to be in decent shape but I don’t recall the asking price.


16 posted on 11/19/2012 7:42:11 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: JRandomFreeper; GeronL

Used to be a few retired colonels around here that had “ducks” in their barns. One came out for a parade many years ago- never heard what happened to them.

Still some M715’s around...


17 posted on 11/19/2012 7:42:21 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name
Up in Ketchikan, Alaska, they have a couple of DUCWs that they run tours in. So yes, thy are still around.

/johnny

18 posted on 11/19/2012 8:14:29 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dynachrome

The Boston “Duck” Tours folks will probably be in line to bid on any DUKWs there; their fleet has to be maintained, and any additions just mean more money for them.

It’s a fun tour by the way; worth it if you ever are stuck in Boston.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 8:21:51 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Nailbiter; BartMan1

ping


20 posted on 11/19/2012 8:27:03 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Could use one here from time to time when it’s really wet and you need to cross a swollen creek to check cows or go get ice cream or repel the Nebraskis...


21 posted on 11/19/2012 8:51:00 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: IncPen; Bartman

Very coll museum- visited 2 years ago


22 posted on 11/19/2012 9:46:52 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: IncPen

Very coll museum- visited 2 years ago


23 posted on 11/19/2012 9:47:03 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; alfa6

ping


24 posted on 11/19/2012 9:50:15 PM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the fish.)
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To: dynachrome

If it has rubber pads in the tracks it is street legal,Who cares if it has a 75 millimeter main gun.Drive the hell out of it.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 10:15:36 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: One Name

That would be a cool parade


26 posted on 11/20/2012 2:17:42 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Professional Engineer; mylife

Thanks PE, now I know what to do if I win the lottery tonight:-)

Back in the 80’s there was a gent that lived up the hill from us that had a White M3 Scout Car. He had an acetelyne powered tank gun simulator mounted on it. Looked kinda like the M3 half track with a 75mm howitzer. He even had a bit part in the ABC mini-series Amerika leading a convoy towards the end of the show.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


27 posted on 11/20/2012 3:23:04 AM PST by alfa6
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To: Professional Engineer

All it takes is money. :-(


28 posted on 11/22/2012 5:34:14 AM PST by snippy_about_it
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