Rich flip art for big bucks: Collector
The items are no longer "serviceable," which means they can't actually fire. And some are subject to special permits and export restrictions. But what billionaire wouldn't sleep better at night with a jumbo Sherman Assault Tank parked in front of the mansion?
The collection being sold was once owned by Jacques M. Littlefield, a computer engineer who was fascinated with military vehicles and founded the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, which housed the collection.
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Littlefield died in 2009. Part of the collection is being sold in 200 lots.
The top lot is a Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf., more commonly known as a "Panzer" tank, which was widely used by the Germans in World War II. The Panzer being offered for sale was bought by Syria in the 1950s and captured by the Israelis during the Six Day War in 1967. The pre-auction price was estimated at $2.4 million to $2.6 million.
Here are some other highlights from the sale: