Silicon Valley’s Tank Auction


Throughout his life, Jacques Littlefield, a Silicon Valley engineer, collected high-value military vehicles and equipment used from World War I to the Gulf War, according to Auctions America, which is handling the sale.

When he passed, the vehicles were given to the Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation.



Now, much of Littlefield’s collection, which is billed as one of the largest ever, [was] up for sale at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley.

Some of the pricier items include the German Panzer IV, a tank likely built in 1944 and expected to be sold for more than $2 million. Or, you could snag a Soviet-made vehicle, equipped with a 203mm cannon and estimated to go for up to $170,000.


Just happened this last weekend, so if you were in the market for a tank, sorry, you’re out of luck unless you can find an aftermarket seller.

Via SF Gate.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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