RM | AUCTIONS
The National Military History Center
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."