Oddball tank news from the UK

The Mirror is reporting that families in the UK have the option of seeing their loved ones taken to their final resting spot in a FV432 Armored Personnel Carrier converted into a hearse.

Nick Mead spent six months converting the shell of a FV432 armoured personnel carrier into a funeral car in order to give deceased servicemen the perfect send-off.

The 54-year-old splashed out £3,000 on the tank hull, refurbishing the vehicle with armoured glass and installing the interior of a Ford Granada Cardinal hearse.

He has now teamed up with a funeral directors to offer war veterans families the opportunity for their loved-one’s final journey to be in fitting style.

In other news, CNN is reporting that a British man recently purchased a Scorpion light tank for $14,000 on an online auction, despite the fact that he lived in an apartment.  The purchaser of the ex-Canadian vehicle, Jeff Woolmer, bought a house after realizing that he could not store the tank in the parking system of his flat near Bristol.

“Right now my tank is in real need of some love and care. The battery needs to be replaced and the inside is a bit grimy and greasy.” he said.

“But I’m hoping to get it up and running in the next few weeks and there’s even the potential to get it road legal.”

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