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This service includes a pick-up, maintenance, and home delivery service for your historic military vehicles ranging from para-bicycles to tanks & everything in between.
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If you are specialized in armoured vehicles and tanks the sourcing of parts is an important lifeline to serve your customers. However, many parts are still existing it is always difficult to source them.
Therefore our workshop manager Ruud Caspers visited this week an old warehouse in Southern France where he was very successful in his parts hunt.
However… the barn, in which the parts where located, was in such deplorable condition that he sometimes found his way with risk of a complete collapse of the roof structure.
Below a picture of Ruud’s part hunt.
The entire inventory of this barn was untouched since the last 4 decades. Without any doubt a very remarkable place.
Next to the supply line of parts also the supply line of project vehicles is important.
Ivo Rigter Sr., was therefore very lucky to find 2 very nice project vehicles being an M16 Halftrack build by White (Chassis number 283315) and an International Halftrack model M5 (Chassis number M5-M5-1565-ORD-12320).
The International is a very early model. According our dedicated calculation this vehicle left the Chicago production line on February 12th 1943 around 13:30 hrs.
Originally it received from the US Army number USA#4030308 however definitely this vehicle went to Europe and performed its duties against the Germans as part of the allied armies.
As well the M16 and M5 are in remarkable good condition. Both vehicles will arrive in the Netherlands 2nd half of June were restoration is scheduled to be started in Q4 2015.
As well the M5 (named Annelies) and M16 (named Nicole) will be brought back to factory specifications. Both vehicles deserve this!
The “Annelies”… International – Halftrack – model M5 (Chassis number M5-M5-1565-ORD-12320):
The “Nicole”… White – Halftrack – model M16 (Chassis number 283315):