Tanks A Lot

July 9, 2014 9:00 am

If the movies have one lesson to teach, it’s that the right military prop can make even the crudest of plots palatable.

But why let Hollywood have all the fun?

Get thee to Portola Valley to snag a little something for your inner Milius care of Auctions America, dropping the hammer on The Littlefield Collection of military vehicles this Friday and Saturday.

On offer: 114 rigs spanning the entirety of the 20th century. Plus spare parts.

Some of our favorites:

The T-54AR Battle Tank. Last driven in 2013, this bad boy was actually in Mars Attacks and Tank Girl. May save the world, but it won’t do much for your acting career.

The Ford tough M4A3 Sherman Tank, if you’re in the mood for a James Garner vehicle.

If you’ve got the garage space and enough friends to reenact Spies Like Us, you can’t go wrong with the 8K11 SCUD missile launcher.

Or if you’re looking for something a little more Mission-friendly, you can always go Garden State with the Dněpr MV-750.

Advanced registration is a must if you’re bidding, but looking won’t cost a thing.

Annnd action.

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