May 1, 2008

Just What I Was Looking For

This was listed on Craig's List MPLS under the Boats heading today:


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Date: 2008-05-01, 4:23PM CDT

larc v amphibious military craft, runs and drives, needs finishing, cummins 903 v8 diesel, 4wheel drive, all aluminum hull top speed on land 30 mph in water 10 mph more info and pics at BOHMANACRES.COM $37,500.00/B.O.


I can imagine my neighbor's reaction when my white pick-up truck moves aside to make room for this rascal in front of the house. That alone might be worth taking out a second mortgage. But really, where in the hell could you ever use this thing, assuming it actually would start up and run long enough to get to water???

Here is where I would go on the maiden voyage, assuming I did not break down, sink or get arrested too early in the adventure. That's probably 4.7 miles I would never forget, and I bet I would get on Channel 5 news as well.

I followed the link in the listing and saw that this was listed as a renovation to be completed in 2007 and would be available for contract salvage and amphibious site seeing. After dealing with the cranky Cummins, he must have said "fuck it" and listed the thing. Buyer beware.

Good luck to the folks selling this - I am sure there are a lot of people like me looking at this tonight and thinking of possible uses, but I suspect he will have a hard time finding a motivated buyer in this rapidly eroding economy.


  1. Looks like fun. Bet it gets great mileage.

    Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Thanks, I am somewhat better; at least I hauled my butt in to work today.