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AUCTIONS AMERICA'S DECEMBER SALE OF HISTORIC MILITARY VEHICLES BENEFITS NATIONAL MUSEUM IN AUBURN
8 December 2012

AUCTIONS AMERICA'S DECEMBER SALE OF HISTORIC MILITARY VEHICLES BENEFITS NATIONAL MUSEUM IN AUBURN
Auctions America will conclude its 2012 auction season by helping the historic National Military History Center (NMHM), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in Auburn, Indiana, sell more than 80 vintage military vehicles as well as a diverse assortment of more than 100 pieces of priceless war memorabilia at no reserve. The single-day sale is expected to feature the largest group of full and halftrack military items ever offered at public auction. Each item will be auctioned on Saturday, 8 December, at the Center, including a particularly rare WWII Daimler-Benz DB10 12 ton Primer mover, among the scarcest of all German equipment. 

Comprising German, French, British, and U.S. military vehicles, the 83 transnational lots on offer represent a small portion of the extensive museum collection. The group will be sold to the highest bidder, creating more room for the museum to better display its other historic items. The sale will also help the museum pay off its mortgage, in turn safeguarding its future and mission to educate the public about the military history of both Europe and America through vehicle displays. 

Two vehicles sure to attract serious attention from collectors are an American GMC DUKW and British Humber Hexonaut GS, amphibious trucks used to transport Allied troops and supplies over land and water during the war. The Hexonaut GS is the only one of its kind known to exist. Vintage 1940s motorcycles are also on the docket, including a 1942 Harley-Davidson UA with sidecar and a 1941 Indian 841 with saddle bags

WWII German halftrack armored personal carriers, such as the Hanomag Ausf. C and the Hanomag Sd. Kfz. 11, are also scheduled to cross the auction block alongside more than 100 pieces of war memorabilia including a German 8.8 cm Flak 36 gun and an American white M16, also known as the "Meat Chopper."

National Military History Center

5634 County Road 11A
Auburn
Indiana