Going to Barrett-Jackson to buy a classic car is for sissies, says the Wall Street Journal. Real men collect tanks. Not Hummers. Tanks.
They have everything in their at-home armory, from WW2 Shermans to more recent vintage 1966 MY British Chieftain tanks.
Parts and MPG? Don’t ask:
“A set of rubber tracks for a Chaffee goes for about $6,000. A Chieftain gets about 250 miles on 200 gallons of diesel. Mechanics say vintage tanks require an hour or more of maintenance for every hour of operation. A turret-to-tracks restoration can require 2,000 man-hours or more of labor, at $50 or more an hour. That’s not including the cost of hard-to-find tank parts.”
As for the chick magnet: Tank collectors usually get a divorce, says the WSJ.