For Sale: Tank - 6 Wheeled APC

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  • Ok, it's not a bicycle, but there was a fair bit of interest on here so I thought it was worth a punt. If this breaks forum rules please feel free to delete.

    FOR SALE!
    The SPACE HIJACKERS G20 Tank!
    (6 wheeled, 8.5 tonne Saracen Armoured Personnel Carrier)

    [ame]en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Sarac­en[/ame]

    The Space Hijackers are selling our tank in order to focus on other projects. Hitting the international press and featuring on more than one television news item, this is a vehicle like no other. It’s a fully legal, armoured battle limo capable of carrying 11 people on the mission of your choice. And it's the most fun thing we've ever driven.

    Spending most of its life in a British Army base in Belgium, FREDom (as we’ve named him) was decommissioned and eventually found its way into our hands. We registered the vehicle and made it road worthy – much to the Metropolitan Police's disbelief!

    A tank in the hands of the "laughing cavaliers of anti-capitalism” was always going to cause a stir. We used our tank to expose an arms fair, defend Hackney against an Olympic onslaught, and spoof the policing of the April G20 protests in London.

    FREDom’s last outing culminated in the Police taking possession of our vehicle after arresting all 11 people inside. After much public outrage, the case was dropped, and FREDom returned to his rightful owners. The Police managed to crash our tank into a riot van on the way to the pound. [!!!] So he received a knock to the wing and headlamp and needs some repair to make him road worthy. The riot van was a write off. Poetic ouch.

    Want it? Ok. Some things you need to do once you own it:
    Front left-hand-side wing bent, headlight glass needs replacing, side-light wiring needs tweaking. As with all of these vehicles, you need to charge the accumulators [these run the hydraulics and can be charged with any inert gas. Then just top up the brake fluid, engine oil and water. Should you need any help, we can put you in contact with people who know about this sort of thing.

    Aside from the police damage mentioned above, this is in great condition. The engine runs smoothly (although noisily) and starts first time.
    The vehicle is currently located in South London. Buyer must collect (we have contacts for truck hire)
    To book a viewing or for more info, please contact tank@spacehijackers.org

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Saracen FV603 6 wheeled armoured personnel carrier
    Seats 11 (8 passengers, one driver, one commander, one gunner)
    Size - 2.5m x 5m x 2.5m
    Colour - Navy Blue with black and white checked stripes
    Built - 1957
    MOT / Road Tax - Exempt
    Annual Insurance - approx. £130
    Driving Licence Category - D1 (large minibus)
    Petrol Consumption - don't even ask

    Asking price - £7000 ono
    Please forward to anyone you think may be interested.

  • Is the turret machine gun decommissioned?

  • I would fucking love to park that too close to someone else's car so they couldn't get out.

  • Is the turret machine gun decommissioned?

    unfortunately so :-(

  • Im out then.
    Good luck with the sale.

  • Does who ever buys this want to take me to prom in it please :)

  • saw this on the mailout.
    really wanted it then, really really want it now.
    any one loan me 7 large?

  • Can we get it for the forum ride to Dunwhich?

  • What, a forum owned tank?

  • Lol

  • Would 6 aerospokes support 8.5 tonnes?

  • best vehicle ever!
    it just looks fucking awesomely fun to be in!
    forum whip round?

  • " FREDom’s last outing culminated in the Police taking possession of our vehicle after arresting all 11 people inside. After much public outrage, the case was dropped, and FREDom returned to his rightful owners. The Police managed to crash our tank into a riot van on the way to the pound. [!!!] So he received a knock to the wing and headlamp and needs some repair to make him road worthy. The riot van was a write off. Poetic ouch."

    I don't get it. If the police crashed it whilst they were driving it to the pound would the police insurance not have to cover any repairs?

  • My vw transporter broke down tonight (terminal), this may make a good replacement. I loved my tranny sob sob, sob, booh hoo.

  • Hm.. would be the perfect ride to use while taking revange on all those motorists.........

  • Hipster dude in suit on the left

  • I got asked to help fix this when they first brought it but unfortunatley was too busy with other projects - sorry guys - im sure it would have been fun tho - looks immense

  • these things are awesome- I drove one in a previous career
    find yourself some waste ground and get this thing flying- the people in the back won't thank you as their heads bounce off the steel plate roof- but you'll find it will drive up anything

  • In the right light I bet its a gorgeous baby blue....

  • Want!

  • Does it barspin?

  • I would fucking love to park that too close to someone else's car so they couldn't get out.

    ha ha you would buy a tank and the best prank would be to park someone in.. ha ha magic!

  • Insurance £130...fuck me sideways

  • What's the engine- straight six petrol? Or derv?

  • Dibs.

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