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Gumtree lists British Army Abbott tank for sale in Western Australia

  • A tank built for the British Army in 1965 has been listed on Gumtree
  • The tank has a massive 105mm gun and a 240hp diesel engine
  • It is described as ‘in good condition’ and has only 20kms on the clock

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Armyrats © Military buffs with a spare $85,000 in their back pocket can now buy their very own British tank. The tank is listed on trading website Gumtree and boasts a hulking 105mm rotating gun and a grunty 240hp diesel engine. It comes complete with British Army insignia, camouflage markings and an Anzac poppy pinned to the front.

Gumtree Lists British Army Abbott Tank For Sale In Western Australia

A British Army tank has been listed on online trading website Gumtree for $85,000

Gumtree Lists British Army Abbott Tank For Sale In Western Australia

The tank comes complete with British Army insignia, camouflage markings and an Anzac poppy pinned to the front

The tank is an Abbott 433 model that was built for the British Army in 1965. It was imported to Australia and the Gumtree listing describes it as being in very good condition . The tank s 105mm rotating gun has been deactivated to meet Australian regulations.

The Abbott was a trusty workhorse used by the British Army for thirty years until it was decommissioned in the mid-1990s. It was designed as an amphibious vehicle which could navigate bodies of water as well as rocky terrain. It is still used by some regiments in the Indian Army.

The tank is being sold by Geoffrey Bloor, a resident of the Western Australian city of Mandurah. It was listed on February 15 and has been viewed more than 5,000 times since it went online. The listing for the vehicle states: Only genuine enquiries please.

No track kickers.

Gumtree Lists British Army Abbott Tank For Sale In Western Australia

The tank has a mammoth 105mm rotating gun and can be snapped up for $85,000 in the city of Mandurah, Western Australia

Gumtree Lists British Army Abbott Tank For Sale In Western Australia

The tank is an Abbott 433 model that was built for the British Army in 1965 and subsequently imported to Australia

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