HMMWV's being sold to the public again

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HMMWV's being sold to the public again

Post by chuck » Fri 12 Dec , 2014 12:43 pm

Looks like a lot more Military HMMWV’s will be released into the public domain.

The price of hmmwv's should drop with a ever increasing supply.

In 2014, rumors began to circulate that Disposition Logistics Agency (DLA – the group currently supervising the release of surplus military material) was considering the release of HMMWVs. Soon after IronPlanet took over the sales of surplus rolling stock, the rumors intensified. Finally, in early November, during a meeting between DLA officials and IronPlanet executives (during which, copies of Military Vehicles Magazine were passed around!), the DLA confirmed the release of Humvees. The DLA has stated that this change is a matter of stewardship. More organizations will be able to acquire these types of already-paid-for off road vehicles to put to use in their communities. And the potential for sale of remaining stocks can increase the revenue the Defense Logistics Agency uses to offset the cost of military logistics. In a statement issued on December 4, IronPlanet announced through its military rolling stock-specific website, GovPlanet.com:

Buyers can start viewing and bidding on used High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), or Humvees, for sale during the Dec. 17 online auction.
Randy Berry, senior vice president of operations and services for parent company IronPlanet, added, “We will be offering military Humvees of various model years and configurations all backed by the industry’s only guaranteed inspection reports.”

The Humvees featured on GovPlanet.com only include cargo and troop carriers with model numbers M998, M998A1, M1038, and M1038A1. All are “soft-sided” (unarmored). Just like the vehicles sold back in 1999, these carry the notice of “off-road use only.”
So, December 17, will be an historic day—the day when private individuals can legally buy surplus HMMWVs. Bear in mind, however, it won’t be without a few pitfalls. Remember, these are being sold with “OFF-ROAD USE ONLY” on the bill of sale. This may cause some problems when the new owners attempt to license the vehicles. This will vary from state to state. Know your state’s requirements before you bid.

Regardless of any licensing issues, the hobby will truly benefit from this infusion of HMMWVs into collectors hands. There are a couple of generations of veterans who proudly served while driving these vehicles. Finally, they will have the opportunity to commemorate their service behind the wheel of vehicles that they drove as young soldiers, just as WWII and Korean War vets were able to do with GPWs, MBs, M38s, and M38A1s, and Vietnam and Cold War vets with M151s.
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Re: HMMWV's being sold to the public again

Post by JustinOK » Thu 18 Dec , 2014 12:30 pm

That bidding sure got out of hand in a hurry!
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Re: HMMWV's being sold to the public again

Post by JustinOK » Tue 30 Dec , 2014 2:06 pm

11 more being auctioned on Jan 7th.
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Re: HMMWV's being sold to the public again

Post by Matthew » Wed 07 Jan , 2015 10:47 am

What are they selling for?

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