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Old 27th May 2010   #1
bristlypioneer
 
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Tank - 6 Wheeled APC

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)






Alvis_Saracen

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.
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Old 27th May 2010   #2
sorethroatdonor
 
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Is the turret machine gun decommissioned?
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Old 27th May 2010   #3
TooTallTimdonor
 
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I would fucking love to park that too close to someone else's car so they couldn't get out.
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Old 27th May 2010   #4
bristlypioneer
 
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Is the turret machine gun decommissioned?
unfortunately so :-(
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Old 27th May 2010   #5
sorethroatdonor
 
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Im out then.
Good luck with the sale.
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Old 27th May 2010   #6
SprintKing
 
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Does who ever buys this want to take me to prom in it please :)
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Old 27th May 2010   #7
eyebrowsdonor
 
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saw this on the mailout.
really wanted it then, really really want it now.
any one loan me 7 large?
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Old 27th May 2010   #8
Branwendonor
Can we get it for the forum ride to Dunwhich?
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Old 27th May 2010   #9
sorethroatdonor
 
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What, a forum owned tank?
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Old 27th May 2010   #10
Blankface
Lol
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Old 27th May 2010   #11
Foxdonor
 
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Would 6 aerospokes support 8.5 tonnes?
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Old 27th May 2010   #12
superjoedonor
 
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best vehicle ever!
it just looks fucking awesomely fun to be in!
forum whip round?
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Old 27th May 2010   #13
K-Dog
" 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?
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Old 27th May 2010   #14
bmxconan
 
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My vw transporter broke down tonight (terminal), this may make a good replacement. I loved my tranny sob sob, sob, booh hoo.
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Old 27th May 2010   #15
Glenn
 
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Hm.. would be the perfect ride to use while taking revange on all those motorists.........
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Old 28th May 2010   #16
eddie
 
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Hipster dude in suit on the left

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Old 28th May 2010   #17
burntangerine
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
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Old 28th May 2010   #18
Tallboydonor
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
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Old 28th May 2010   #19
Canaidan
 
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In the right light I bet its a gorgeous baby blue....
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Old 28th May 2010   #20
gabes
 
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Want!
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Old 28th May 2010   #21
hippy
 
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Does it barspin?
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Old 28th May 2010   #22
Greasy Slag
 
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Originally Posted by TooTallTim View Post
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!
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Old 28th May 2010   #23
richoking
 
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Insurance £130...fuck me sideways
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Old 28th May 2010   #24
Dammitdonor
 
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What's the engine- straight six petrol? Or derv?
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Old 28th May 2010   #25
antar
 
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Dibs.
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Old 28th May 2010   #26
Moonboy
Aren't the MOD short of these sort of things in their current peace keeping mission :)
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Old 28th May 2010   #27
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dibs on the machine gun if you split it
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Old 28th May 2010   #28
Bagheera
 
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Insurance £130...fuck me sideways
I paid almost twice that for my bike insurance.... albeit stealing this might be a tad more difficult, would a large Frag' be sufficient to fix this to a standard bike rack, or would you need to?
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Old 28th May 2010   #29
TSdonor
 
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Want...
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Old 28th May 2010   #30
ocdc
 
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15000 forum members at 50p each = forum tank
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Old 28th May 2010   #31
richoking
 
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Where do i sign
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Old 28th May 2010   #32
youramericanloverdonor
 
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Slack chain
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Old 28th May 2010   #33
jayjay10
split
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