1965 military tank goes on sale

A fully road legal, 1965 armoured personnel carrier is expected to fetch up to £8,000 when it goes on sale in Northamptonshire next week.

According to JP Humbert Auctioneers, the 14-tonne FV432 type vehicle, called Caerphilly, can carry 14 people and has a top speed of 25mph.

It is fully serviced, and as well as featuring in a number of action movies, the vehicle has apparently also been driven by the likes of Jenson Button and Jeremy Clarkson.

Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert said: "Quite a few celebrities have driven it, including Jeremy Clarkson and Jenson Button and we think it's also been in a few action films.

"It's got a price tag of £6,000-£8,000, and really is a perfect gift for the person who has everything - and you would never have any problem parking in the town centre.

"It also comes with all the technical back-up. They are actually quite easy to service too. It's genuinely a good buy for anyone who has a few acres."

It is going under the hammer as part of a militaria auction in Towcester. Among the 300 lots offered are Nazi memorabilia, including photographs of Adolf Hitler which have never appeared in the public before.

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