Yes, this Armored Personnel Carrier in Missouri Could Be Yours
If I'm being completely transparent, I really hoped this was an operational tank. It's not, but it is a real armored personnel carrier and it really could be yours as it's available now in Washington, Missouri.
I first saw this conversation on the Missouri sub-Reddit. It said "Found for sale on FB Marketplace in Washington, MO". I thought someone was yanking my chain, but sure enough, here is the listing on the Facebook Marketplace in Washington, Missouri.
Let's take a closer look. This is a legitimate listing and it really could be yours...for a price.
Do you have $185,999 I could borrow? I'll gladly give you a briefcase full of IOU's. I'm good for it. If you can't read the small FB print, here's the text of what the guy said about this APC:
M113A2 APC (ACAV) Variant - 10 Miles - 6 Hours - Detroit 6V53 Diesel Engine - Allison Transmission - Machine has been completely restored to its original condition - Track Pads Are in Excellent Condition - Shocks Replaced - New Batteries & Fluids - Original Front & Side Facing Gunner Shields - Pulse Battery Tender - This machine has been garaged since restoration and is in amazing condition. Everything on the unit functions as it should and machine starts at the first touch of the key There are very few of these available to the public, especially in this excellent cosmetic & working condition
If you've never had an armored personnel carrier, you're really missing out. As Wikipedia points out the obvious, this bad boy can be used to transport an armed infantry squad. Know where I can find my own troops? Asking for a friend.
If you think I'm imagining all this, check out the Facebook Marketplace listing for yourself. It would be a fun trip driving this bad boy up Highway 61.