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It certainly makes you wonder what it still abandoned in these lakes waiting to be found !

Good luck to these people, they deserve it.

 

Rob.................rnixartillery.

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looks like they had a lot of fun, roasting snausages over a campfire, hauling an uber rare and expensive panzer out of a river, maybe celebrate afterwards with some ice cold Czech beer.

 

Any guesses on value, this has to be north of $300K Euro no?

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Impressed with German wartime Engineering - the front wheels turned after 70 years submerged!

I know peat bogwater is very low in oxygen, hence little or no rust, but the hub seals certainly did their job!

 

Call me a sceptic tho, but one of the stills on the second link - ' Tomasz . . . . ' showing the tyre,

 

"Continental, Made in Germany" . . . .would a wartime German tyre have "Made in Germany" written on it in English ?

 

Just wondering :-)

 

'Chas.'

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Yes some of the German war time tires had made in Germany in French, German and English written on the side

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continental is a huge exporter of tires today, just like they were in the 1930's when the molds for these tires were made. The tires in the pic were obviously used by the German military , but they were also dual use and specked for farm machinery, tractors, etc.

 

What really amazed me is you can contact these companies today and say " I need new rubber tires for my Panther tank road wheels or new tires for Sdkfz 251" and they often still have the original molds and will cast a set if you are ready to pay for a small production run costs.

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That's a goodlooking one, I'd just clearcoat it to preserve the paint and marking.

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I dont think there can be any challenger to its status as the most original.

they have been working together museum

restores on how to best preserve it and the original paint

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if you scroll down the page you can see the guy they hired to work on each piece to clean and then preserve the original finish. Must have taken hundreds of hours but it looks like it was worth it. Bravo to them for taking such care

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I'm all for restoring the paint too, especially if they have the engine and gearbox work, allowing it to move, just the same as I'd like to see a Hawker Hurricane fly rather than seeing it in tatty state and bare bones, as recovered from India or Russia.

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