RISING PRICES

Military Vehicle Market

Nigel Hay’s round-up of the military vehicle market

1945 Ford GPW Field Mod Stretched Jeep for $32000

When we launched Milweb 25 years ago on June 6, 1999, we could never have predicted how much vehicle prices would have risen by, nor the sheer number of people currently involved right across the hobby.

Of course, the 80th anniversary of D-Day has brought a lot of vehicles to the market; although very few are new discoveries, but older restorations. Certainly late February and March have seen very good sales – though many report taking a drop on the asking price. Milweb has sold well over £300,000 worth of Jeeps in recent weeks plus a similar amount of other World War Two vehicles – and many more are coming up for sale.

Many of these were advertised as “Normandy ready” and some will doubtless take part in what is being billed as the ‘D-Day Festival’. Really – a festival? No, absolutely not. It is supposed to be commemorative and for the sake of remembrance, and the Disneyesque approach that’s seemingly going to be favoured around some of the US landing zones is really not right.

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