There are only about 7 known M18 Hellcats in
the United States and only 2,500 were ever built. For any serious
collector the M18 is the absolute pinnacle of WWII Armor. The Hellcat
can travel up to 55mph and could take out all but the heaviest of German
Tanks with it's 76mm Main Gun.
Hellcats are RARELY offered for public sale - don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own your own piece of history. When the economy bounces back prices are sure to rise, Shermans have sold recently for the mid $400's - they made over 50,000 Shermans, 2500 hellcats were made.
The Hellcat truly is the Porsche of US Armor, it drives and handles like
no other tank. I also own a M24 Chaffee, which is a fantastic tank to
drive, and the hellcat put's it to shame. We have raced the Chaffee and
the Hellcat and it was no contest, the M18 is MUCH faster.
This Hellcat is hull no 1550 and was perfectly restored in 2008-2009 at
Milspec in NJ after being brought in the country from Bosnia. This tank
saw action in Bosnia and has the battle scars to prove it, some of which
were left during restoration.
Everything on the tank is functional including the hydraulic turret
traverse and the radio-intercom system. The paint has some blemishes
from being used in parades over the last few years, but that's about it. The engine runs perfectly, absolutely no issues with the Continental R-975 C1 motor.
Why am I selling this beautiful vehicle? I want to free up the capital to act on other projects, I have enjoyed owning and driving this vehicle but am ready to move on. If I hit the lottery it will no longer be for sale ;)
On March 18 2012 this tank was in the South Boston St Patrick's day parade and was running for over 5 hours without a hiccup.
The oil pressure remained perfect throughout the engine temp never went
above 150 on a 75 degree day.
We have fabricated sprockets for this tank to run on Chaffee Rubber
(which it's on now) but the tank also comes with the original steel
sprockets and track. I have several extra sets of Chaffee track available if you wanted to add a spare.
The Hellcat is located in Central MA, about 40 minutes west of Boston. Visits are encouraged for serious buyers.
Call 1-800-983-0152 or email at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a visit