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Post Littlefield Aution project.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:48 pm
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Guys, I am thinking about doing a project on the vehicles and purchasers at the Littlefield auction. I have a pretty good idea where quite a few pieces of the Littlefield collection went and I bet many of you do too. I know for a fact we will not beable to know where they all are, but atleast we will know where some are.

First thing I am trying to do is complete my buyers number list, hopefully I can go from there. I need lots: 1001-1051, 1068-1072, 1080-1084, 1108, 5002. If you can help with 1 or all, it all helps.

Does this sound like something anyone would like to carry out? I can not do it by myself.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:40 pm
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Do you want the vehicle with the corresponding lot number and where it ended up?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:53 am
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Yes if known.

I also am trying to finish my buyers number list so I we can know what else they purchased. The numbers I need are listed above.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:05 pm
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I left business cards in just about every vehicle before they were shipped out. I heard back from less than 10% of the buyers. Here's what I have from those who contacted me, seen online, or have actually visited in person.

1001 BTR-152: The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum(?)
1004 M62 Wrecker: Private collector, Woodland, California
1006 FMC Lynx pilot: Panzer Fabrik, Colorado
1013 Saracen APC: American Armory Museum, Fairfield, California
1023 Praga VZ 53/59: The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum
1025 Australian 2pdr Carrier: Private collector, Pescadero, California(?)
1030 M32B3: Private collector, Italy
1033 M55: The Flying Heritage Collection, Washington
1034 17pdr ATG: The Flying Heritage Collection, Washington
1040 Israeli M50: was supposed to have gone to Florida. Heard buyer got his money back after lawsuit.
1041 Mack NO 7-ton: American Armory Museum, Fairfield, California
1043 M1A1 Abrams demo turret: The Flying Heritage Collection, Washington
1046 M4A3(75)Early: John W. Rich Auto Museum, Reading, Pennslyvania(thx Marc Sehring for the info)
1047 M48A2 AVLB: original buyer unknown, resold on eBay Spring 2016, new buyer not known.
1068 FV433 Abbot: American Armory Museum, Fairfield, California
1070 Churchill AVRE: The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum
1071 M113 FSV: The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum
1080 Tracked Rapier: Idaho Motor Pool, Fruitland, Idaho
1081: Conqueror: Jordan
1083: M5 Half-track: American Armory Museum, Fairfield, California
5002: SdKfz 7: The Flying Heritage Collection, Washington

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:39 am
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Woah, thats interesting. I am really glad the Rapier stayed in the US since you can not bring them in anymore.

I wonder if the King of Jordan bought the Conqueror, it probably cost as much as the tank itself to get it over there.

What happened with the M50? Was it resold after?

Thanks for the info. I am posting on the G trying to finish my list of bidder numbers.

All your help is greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:27 pm
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1006 FMC Lynx pilot: Panzer Fabrik, Colorado


Probably turned into a tacky version of some german panzer by now.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:20 pm
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Jim, The Panzer Fabrik web site shows the Lynx being driven hard, and some weird paint schemes on both sides. Not yet turned into a tacky-Panzer but paint schemes are horrible. Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:55 am
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Yes it was Sad

That was the first or second prototype that went to Canada for testing. I have pictures of it being photographer at different angles and during the swimtest.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:56 am
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I am curious to know where the other one went though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:06 am
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Toadman, Add this to your list that went to Australia. M52, M114, and a Staghound AA. Source: AAAM FB page. They supposedly bought 12 vehicles all together.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:06 pm
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What became of the M4A3E2? Did that go to the Collings Foundation?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:53 pm
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It was put up on the auction block but didn't meet the reserve. I believe it is still in the hands of the Collings Foundation but I will have to ask my contact.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:12 pm
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The T-54AR (1060) and Samson Recovery Vehicle (1027) ended up in Ontario. I saw them a couple of weeks ago at the Aquino Tank Day at the Oshawa Tank Museum.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:40 pm
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Interesting thank you very much
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:46 am
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It was put up on the auction block but didn't meet the reserve. I believe it is still in the hands of the Collings Foundation but I will have to ask my contact.


It's still in California and is a part of the collection.

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