The US government is always auctioning off its old military vehicles, but starting in March 2019, two new options will join the ranks.
Both the Internally Transportable Light Strike Vehicle (ITV) or “Growler” and the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement 7-Ton (MTVR) will be available at auction starting in March of 2019.
The M1161 ITV Growler certainly looks like a Jeep and it takes its inspiration from the storied American brand. It uses a Navistar 2.8-liter diesel engine with 132 horsepower for motivation. Sizing comes in at 13.5 feet long, 5 feet wide and 6 feet tall.
These vehicles entered into service with the Marine Corps in 2009 to help with scouting, utility and as a fast-attack vehicle.
The MTVRs are a little bigger. These are 6×6 seven-ton cargo trucks with a Cat C12 diesel providing the power. These big rigs are 26 feet long, 8 feet wide and 11.5 feet tall and production began back in 2005. The MTVRs are still in regular operation with both the Navy and Marine Corps as the main transportation vehicle for the M777 howitzer.
Besides these new additions, plenty of Humvees are also available along with plain old civilian trucks, most of which are listed with very reasonable first bid pricing. Some of them start as low as $2,000, while most of the Humvees on the website start at between $5K-$7K.
“Following up on the success we achieved with the sales of the Humvee for the U.S. Department of Defense, which garnered a ton of public interest and excitement, sales of the ITVs and MTVRs showcase our ability to provide innovative, best-in-class disposition solutions for the U.S. government, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies,” said Doug Feick, senior vice president of new business and corporate development for Ritchie Bros., the large auction company which owns GovPlanet.
You can visit govplanet.com to checkout all the neat military vehicles up for auction.