How much is a Tiger I worth?

Outside the village of Vimoutiers in Normandy stands a Tiger tank abandoned by the retreating Germans when it ran out of fuel in 1944. Why don't they restore and sell it? It's probably worth millions. If I was Bezos or Musk I'd happily drop ten million on a fully-running Tiger to ride around in.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how much is your ass worth op?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm out of your league darling.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so about 17 bux

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If they wanted to they would, they don’t want to

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they tried to scrap it several times and failed lol. The French, never change.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >failed
        Quiters to the end.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they tried to scrap it several times and failed lol. The French, never change.

          >hurrrhurrr le funny maymay
          When there's the equivalent of a whole army of ready-to-scrap steel easily accessible, guess what, the hull that slipped halfway down a steep slope isn't the highest priority.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Touchy lil' Frenchie.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's probably worth millions
    To who? Restorations are almost exclusively government-funded or done at the hobbyist level by a team of devoted people doing it out of their own pocket.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/VjVF0VR.jpg

      Outside the village of Vimoutiers in Normandy stands a Tiger tank abandoned by the retreating Germans when it ran out of fuel in 1944. Why don't they restore and sell it? It's probably worth millions. If I was Bezos or Musk I'd happily drop ten million on a fully-running Tiger to ride around in.

      Interesting question actually. Things are worth what people will pay for them. But there isn't a market for Tiger tanks because nobody is selling them. And so long as nobody is selling them, nobody knows what it's worth. The only way to know is to hold an auction for one, which nobody will do.
      At this point that tank is simultaneously worth nothing and everything and everything inbetween.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The suspension looks collapsed, like the bottom hull rotted out or was damaged?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too fricked up basically.

    But meanwhile at the Musée des Blindés in Saumur France.

    Almost 250k€ collected to restore the last "complete" one.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I were rich I'd restore one paint it pink and host gay orgies in it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If I were rich I'd restore one paint it pink and host gay orgies in it.

      Just as Ernst Rohm intended

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think that leaving the tank in such a dilapidated state is a good monument to the failure of the Nazis. Fixing it up and making it pretty would only serve to make happy the bootlicking fascist coomers who drool over such things

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good Lord was that really the best you could do? Not worthy of a (you). Embarrassing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you do understand there are restored tiger tanks and preserving history is not a political thing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >w…we should restore all of these to new condition! It’s… history!!!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The cars in that picture are being used to keep other cars running, so there goes your argument.
          Also, if you can't differentiate between a left behind Tiger tank that participated in the largest war in history and an Oldsmobile Alero that participated in last week's demolition derby, then you're a moron.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Surely it generates more money as a pull for tourists than anything else.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a fricking empty hull.
    The Germans detonated a charge inside, scrappers took the easily accessible parts before scrapping was stopped.
    Some holes have been patched with armored panels from panzerIV's, and the peeks from inside I took only made me realize it's a pile of mangled rust held together by paint and good wishes.

    Saumur's tiger is getting a full restoration to running status however.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tigers were one of the dumbest tanks of the war and a product of Hitler's mental illness.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just a more fat version of pz4 and there is nothing wrong with it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Too much for the German logistics to support and maintain.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not as difficult as ensuring logistics for Görings fat ass to move around.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Tiger I was the best heavy of WWII, comparatively the best tank. The KV could had been the same if russians didn't use a worse gun than the T-34 (and transmission).

      The Tiger II was a regression but it had far better armor and gun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd argue the Panther got it worse. Where meddling really did screw the final product. So even if the crews were good, they were fighting against their own vehicle at times.
      The Tiger was a very good tank with very well-trained crews, until the support system needed to use it effectively (Railroads, repair depots, training facilities) fell apart.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was hands-down the best tank of WWII. It didn't attain legendary status for nothing, it was given that by the men who used it and those who faced it.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can fix her

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Classic white knight. But imagine the smell?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why don't they restore and sell it? It's probably worth millions. If I was Bezos or Musk I'd happily drop ten million on a fully-running Tiger
    Do you have any idea how massive an undertaking this would be? One Tiger and one Tiger II have been restored to running condition and in both cases the vehicles were in a better starting condition than this one probably is, it took years and required world class expertise. This isn't like some classic car.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >This isn't like some classic car.
      >Thinking the Red Bull Messerschmitts are easier

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >10 million

    it needs an engine and parts that haven't been manufactured for nearly 90 years, the one running tiger in the world at Bovington requires a frickton of slow and expensive custom maintenance to get it running each year. its like a fricking 40k Dreadnought brought out of hibernation to do a short performance for the crowd before being sent back to the shop to fix the 20 next things about to break and custom make parts that haven't been manufactured in nearly 90 years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it needs an engine
      Engine swap from diesel Rabbit should do. They are metric, too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bovington
      >Tiger Day imminent
      >frick all south
      Could you put it any further south and not sink it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why not 3d print anything needed?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no need to fully restore it.a visual restoration is good enough becuase nobody is going to look inside

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I had the money I'd restore it and paint it nerf colors

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which Nerf colors?
      I will judge you on your answer.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yellow, orange, and gray obviously

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weak b8

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