If you are going to buy a Humvee, you should just skip past all of the modern mass market versions with names like H2, H3…which were just styling exercises from the goons at General Motors. The correct way to drive a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle is to get a used military surplus version, like this next M998 Hummercamino. The typical HMMWV setup is a 4-door cabin, but the troop/cargo carrier version seen here has two doors and a large pickup bed that can be stuffed with gear or people. Find this 1993 AM General M998 offered for $11,000 in Baton Rouge, LA via craigslist. Tip from Ramjet.
In 1999 the United States Marine Corps put out a request for a small light reconnaissance vehicle that could be transported by a V-22 Osprey. This new vehicle would be a replacement for the aging M151 Jeep and it emphasized speed and agility over armor and beef. General Dynamics won the contract the produced a few thousand of these for the US Military at a cost of $100k-$200k each depending on configuration….and that was the price before options like mortars and .50 cal machine guns. Today’s example is offered at a fraction of the initial price…must have been built by Audi. Find this 2010 General Dynamics M1161 ITV-PM Growler bidding for $13,000 reserve-not-met with 5 days to go, located in Fairhope, PA.
I was watching this sweet Volvo Excavators advertisement on the youtubes when I pointed out to a friend that Dolph is driving a sweet old Ford pickup and my pal brazenly stated it was because there was nothing old school cool from Volvo that Dolph could drive…which was a complete load of steaming moose pucky […]
I can’t see Tesla building self driving tanks if we went to war with North Korea, but back during “the war” most of the American industrial machine was turned into a war machine and we created things like the M29 Weasel by Studebaker. Find this 1945 Studebaker M29 Weasel offered for $5000 in Fayetteville, AR via […]
Find this 1966 BRDM-2 here on eBay bidding for $5,000 with 6 days to go, located in Montrose, PA. From eBay listing: This Brdm 2 was imported from the UK with all the associated BATF paperwork. It has both KPV and KGKT weapon mountings intact including the optics matched to both guns. All the […]
Less daylight, plunging temperatures, & snow on the ground can only mean one thing: winter has arrived and spring is a mere few months away! What better way to prepare for the warmer weather coming our way than a new toy for outdoor activities? Find this 1985 Bombardier Iltis for sale in Vancouver, BC Canada for […]
Unlike the recent wars the U.S. has been involved in, the Second World War was an existential threat to the nation, if not to the world’s democracies. As such, American industry was mobilized to produce war materiel. You would expect that the auto manufacturers to produce wheeled vehicles, but International Harvester produced infantry rifles (M1 […]
In 1943 the tide in the Pacific was beginning to turn with allied victories on Guadalcanal, the Bismark Sea and Tarawa. Ford, having switched over to producing wartime materials, made a 4 wheel drive 1 and 1/2 ton truck for use by the Navy and Marines in the pacific. Find this 1943 Ford GTB Cargo […]
What does Uncle Sam have in mind for the next generation of fighting vehicles? This project offers some unique insight into the question. From here it looks pretty awesome. And ugly. Find this Mongrel Military Green Concept Car here on eBay here for sale in Suffolk, VA for $12,500. Was there a clandestine military project titled “If […]
The Volvo L3304 was a light reconnaissance vehicle built on a similar chassis to the L3314 Laplander, except it didn’t use a cab forward setup like the other L33 vehicles; instead it used a conventional setup like a Jeep. Find this 1963 Volvo L3304 Recon here on eBay bidding for $1,900 reserve-not-met with 4 days […]