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Buy a Drivable M4 Sherman Tank at D-Day Auction

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Normandy Tank Auction
1944 Chrysler M4 Sherman ‘105’ Tank – $225,000–$450,000 (© Artcurial)

 

Remember when James Bond kicked it up a couple notches in GoldenEye and got in a tank chase? And how you thought it was awesome but sort of far-fetched? It wasn’t. And that could be you.

On Sept. 18, Paris auction house Artcurial will be auctioning off a sizable collection from the Normandy Tank Museum as part of its “D-Day” sale. The collection was put together over 35 years by a tank specialist and enthusiast and his two sons.

The auction includes over 120 lots, and features a selection of tanks, armored vehicles, automobiles, trucks, bikes, and planes from the U.S. military and Axis forces. One of the highlights? A still-drivable Sherman M4 tank with a 105 mm Howitzers—perfect for resolving that dispute with your neighbor or just letting him know “who’s boss.” (It’s estimated to go for a highly reasonable $220,000–$440,000.)

To browse all of the lots, click here. Take a look at a sampling of the items below, along with their pre-auction estimates.

Normandy Tank Auction
1944 Willys Overland Motors, Jeep MB – $17,000–$30,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1943 Brill and Krieger Ensemble Anti-Aerien M55 – $17,000–$30,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1942 BMW R75 Side Car – $40,000–$50,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1942 Cadillac M3A1 Stuart – $90,000–$160,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1943 General Motors Corporation, G.M.C. Duck – $45,000–$90,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1942 Flugabwehrkanone Canon ‘Flak’ 36 88 mm – $80,000–$150,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1942 Dodge WC54 Ambulance – $17,000–$30,000 (© Artcurial)
Normandy Tank Auction
1943 Piper L-4 ‘Grasshopper’ – $20,000–$57,000 (© Artcurial)