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I just received an email from i-bidder.com about an online auction for various tanks, other vehicles and spares, including Centurion, Chieftain, T69, Abbot, CET, Antars, and lots of spares, some of which look NOS. The auction finishes on 6th December and the vehicles etc are located in Heywood Lancashire. I have no connection with this sale except that the Bedford OY X-Ray truck was previously owned by 2 friends of mine.

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So is anyone on here walking round with a big smile on their face? B|

Andy

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I was watching some of the Lots at what was supposed to be the final few minutes and when it got to about 2 mins left the clock would jump back 10 mins and this happened several times. Also noticed that there were differing times between the Lots. The parts and tools were still under auction around 3pm as well. I did notice the last bid on the Bedford QL was £10,250. Was particularly interested as this one was a mate to mine, out of the same Danish army auction in 1987.

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That's because it's one of those annoying auctions that keeps resetting the clock if a bid is trumped in the last couple of minutes.  If there's a bidding war the item can close ages after the scheduled time, as happened with a couple of the MBTs.   I understand that this behaviour mimics a real auction and gives the vendor a higher return, but it's really tedious if you're tracking a number of lots and the times all get interleaved.

Andy

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I might have had a punt on the Type 69 if I had the time and space.  :ph34r:

Andy

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be a buggar for spares. i heard all the old soviet spares are getting bought up and heading to syria and iraq

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4 minutes ago, eddy8men said:

be a buggar for spares. i heard all the old soviet spares are getting bought up and heading to syria and iraq

I hear that Christmas in Syria is a really quiet time! :ph34r:

I wonder where it came from, noting the plaque that had obviously been stripped off a pedestal of some kind.

Andy

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As I recall the Type 69 was a Chinese built tank with differences to the Russian design. Might be even harder to obtain parts. After 1st Gulf War we had a Type 69 with mine plough come to the Workshops to be painted up for a unit's gate guardian or war trophy.

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2 hours ago, eddy8men said:

andy it was a gulf war trophy at a barracks somewhere in the north west

It was Fulwood Barracks in Preston. BTW that Iraqi tank is now looking a tad grim to say the least....

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It was looking a bit grim when I first saw it two years ago, complete with tree growing through the engine decks!

Andy

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Did anyone think to look in the T69's fuel tank and see if there was any bullion in it???

B|

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i've also done a deal for one of the arv's as well as buying all the remaining spares so if anyone wants cents spares i am now the man to see :)

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Was that just the remaining Cent spares Rick, or all the "left-overs"?

Andy

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Here's a shot of 08ZR47 and the Type 69 from 2015, by the way:

Andy

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thanks andy nice pic. it hasn't improved any :)

 

i only picked up the cent spares. there were a few 432 series bits but not a lot. give him a call and say you can collect straight away. he's keen to clear the shed asap

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Unfortunately the auctioneers haven't publicised the selling prices.

Andy

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