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How much do you think these would cost to buy....

How much for Exhibit A, 432 APC

Excellent condition, crisp engine and gearbox-drives taught & smooth.

Low mileage, later spec. with white interior, seats both sides, fitted for Bowman.

Night vision fitted. Original exterior paint, ready to show or work.

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How much for Exhibit B, road registered CVR(W) Fox

Recently painted and ready to take to shows.

Runs well and everything operates.

New batteries just fitted. All four tyres are very good.

A very clean vehicle inside and out, with the correct CES kit - shovel, pick axe, all scopes etc.

Deactivated gun.

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I find it hard to believe that either are under 20k... I mean they're made for the military, that surely invites a massive price hike?

Do you have a link to where you can buy them??

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I find it hard to believe that either are under 20k... I mean they're made for the military, that surely invites a massive price hike?

I rather fancy a BMP myself; I've seen them advertised for around 20k Euros plus shipping.

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I rather fancy a BMP myself; I've seen them advertised for around 20k Euros plus shipping.

"BMP".... go on, what is it?

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"BMP".... go on, what is it?

It's the classic Soviet Armored Personnel Carrier. This site always seems to have one or more for sale, but they never seem to have prices :).

http://www.tanksforsale.co.uk/BMP-1_and_variants_for_sale_page.htm

That said, from reading about the Soviet war in Afghanistan it sounds like they don't handle as well as you might expect on snow.

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It's the classic Soviet Armored Personnel Carrier. This site always seems to have one or more for sale, but they never seem to have prices :).

http://www.tanksfors...r_sale_page.htm

That said, from reading about the Soviet war in Afghanistan it sounds like they don't handle as well as you might expect on snow.

Ooh, they do 65 kmh!! Still, if they can't handle snow they'd be no good for us!

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Ooh, they do 65 kmh!! Still, if they can't handle snow they'd be no good for us!

The second one can do >100 KPH, and is road legal :-)

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I find it hard to believe that either are under 20k... I mean they're made for the military, that surely invites a massive price hike?

Do you have a link to where you can buy them??

http://www.milweb.net/classifieds.php?type=1

The first one is £3495... YES, £3.5K

Second one is 11K

I was amazed how cheap they are. They're also still in use in many armed forces so spares shouldn't bee too difficult to find.

Some if the vehicles can actually be run on any fuel type, including chip fat, and are tax exempt too.

Bargain.

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"Direct from the MoD and ready to use - clock shows 146 miles"

Good to see my tax is going on such things.

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http://www.milweb.ne...ieds.php?type=1

The first one is £3495... YES, £3.5K

Second one is 11K

I was amazed how cheap they are. They're also still in use in many armed forces so spares shouldn't bee too difficult to find.

Some if the vehicles can actually be run on any fuel type, including chip fat, and are tax exempt too.

Bargain.

Wow! I would just love to drive past 10 Downing Street in one of those! Even parking at Tesco's would be fun!

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If I could make one easily pay for itself, I'd buy one but quite how does one make money from them? (with little free time, no land or contacts with suitable land to hoon round nor the nous to fix them)

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so it's illegal to carry a handgun in public places but it's fine to drive a turret mounted armoured vehicle around the streets of london

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so it's illegal to carry a handgun in public places but it's fine to drive a turret mounted armoured vehicle around the streets of london

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This was impounded by the Met on the grounds of "impersonating a police vehicle" or somesuch. They had to release it, after about a year

I believe it's for sale ;)

http://www.dontpaniconline.com/magazine/politics/anyone-for-an-apc

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If I could make one easily pay for itself, I'd buy one but quite how does one make money from them? (with little free time, no land or contacts with suitable land to hoon round nor the nous to fix them)

Think how boring and 'normal' stretch limos and fake fire engines are for the ubiqitous hen/stag/prom parties.

I will take 10% of your profits thanks. :)

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Think how boring and 'normal' stretch limos and fake fire engines are for the ubiqitous hen/stag/prom parties.

I will take 10% of your profits thanks. :)

This was my thinking.... APC = passengers = punters.

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Think how boring and 'normal' stretch limos and fake fire engines are for the ubiqitous hen/stag/prom parties.

I will take 10% of your profits thanks. :)

Not worth the aggro for that sort of money

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Not worth the aggro for that sort of money

The aggro !? They are going nowhere until you decide :)

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I rather fancy a BMP myself; I've seen them advertised for around 20k Euros plus shipping.

That's the killer. ;)

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That's the killer. ;)

Many will deliver on a flatbed for you, or why not drive it back yourself?

I saw some at the weekend, and have been looking into buying one.

Didn't realise how big the market actually is.

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Many will deliver on a flatbed for you, or why not drive it back yourself?

I saw some at the weekend, and have been looking into buying one.

Didn't realise how big the market actually is.

I've got some of these sorts of boy's toys and have to strongly resist buying more. There's some very exotic, particularly soviet era, kit around for not much money - scud missile launchers and such like.

The smaller stuff is ok for the private enthusisasts driveway but if you buy something over 3.5 ton you could possibly spend more than the vehicle's worth on recovery.

It works ok for me because I've got articulated lorries, a vehicle workshop and plenty of storage space as part of a business. Hiring in all this to service your large miltary vehicle hobby would be a big cost.

These things are a bit like a dog being for life not just for Christmas. Typically, you'll spend a few weekends driving it and then get bored and realise you've got this f**king enormous lump of metal that's got to be stored and won't be easily sold in Autotrader - even at a substantial discount.

There's also the restoration project delusion - unless you've got endless time on your hands and a real passion/obsession for a particular vehicle it never get any further than the condition you buy it in.

Two dealer's sites:

http://www.mod-sales.com/

Here's the scud launcher:

http://www.russianmilitary.co.uk/details.php?id=179

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I've got some of these sorts of boy's toys and have to strongly resist buying more. There's some very exotic, particularly soviet era, kit around for not much money - scud missile launchers and such like.

The smaller stuff is ok for the private enthusisasts driveway but if you buy something over 3.5 ton you could possibly spend more than the vehicle's worth on recovery.

It works ok for me because I've got articulated lorries, a vehicle workshop and plenty of storage space as part of a business. Hiring in all this to service your large miltary vehicle hobby would be a big cost.

These things are a bit like a dog being for life not just for Christmas. Typically, you'll spend a few weekends driving it and then get bored and realise you've got this f**king enormous lump of metal that's got to be stored and won't be easily sold in Autotrader - even at a substantial discount.

There's also the restoration project delusion - unless you've got endless time on your hands and a real passion/obsession for a particular vehicle it never get any further than the condition you buy it in.

Two dealer's sites:

http://www.mod-sales.com/

Here's the scud launcher:

http://www.russianmilitary.co.uk/details.php?id=179

Sage advice.

I wouldn't be interested in the restoration side of things, just for fun weekends. Max price about 10K.

I also would prefer a tyre vehicle than tracks. Might ruin the lawn. :lol:

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Sage advice.

I wouldn't be interested in the restoration side of things, just for fun weekends. Max price about 10K.

I also would prefer a tyre vehicle than tracks. Might ruin the lawn. :lol:

You can get rubber tracks for road use but, because of the way they turn they will still scrub quite badly. You do have to get an H category on your driving licence to be able to take road registered tracked vehicles out on the highway on your own - regular car licence does give automatic provisional entitlement though, I seem to recall. I'd say more to go wrong with tracks as well.

I reckon you should be able to get a decent rubber tyred wheels ferret or scout type armoured car for sub £10k that's all up together and ready to go.

They tend to look worse value for money when compared to larger vehicles because they're storable on driveways etc. there's more interest in them than say main battle tanks or missile launchers which neighbours would almost certainly much less tolerant of.

You might be better just to go for a load of day out type events and spend a lot less.

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