The Economics Of Buying A Tank

March 3, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

In the United States there are tank brokers who can help you acquire your very own tank writes Michael M. Phillips

  • The hobby is expensive. Purchasing your own personal tank can costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Not to mention the maintenance costs. Vintage tanks require more than an hour of maintenance for every hour of operation. They also get about 1.25 miles per gallon.
  • But they can be a good investment. A Sherman tank cost $75,000 in 1993. Now that same tank goes for $385,000.
  • Believe it or not in certain states these tanks can have operational guns.
  • Don’t expect to see these vehicles on the streets though – most tanks aren’t street legal.

Read more about the upkeep required of a tank, the most sought after tanks, the difficulty of bringing American tanks home from abroad, and much more for those interested in acquiring a tank over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Via: Marginal Revolution