A V8-powered armoured truck perfect for tackling any doomsday scenario is currently up for auction online.
Hosted by specialist automotive marketplace Collecting Cars, the Gurkha LAPV (Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle) boasts everything you need to tackle the apocalypse head-on, including a minimum B4 armour level rating, two fuel tanks, a heavyweight winch and a roof-mounted escape hatch.
The Terradyne Gurkha is based on the chassis of a Ford Super Duty F450 and was intended primarily for law enforcement use, though this example was specified as a private security model with customised lighter weight body panels and custom windows. Despite its rugged exterior, the interior is smartly trimmed in leather and Alcantara, and equipped with a raft of comfort and convenience mod cons.
Featuring a 330bhp 6.7-litre V8 with just 25,335km on the odometer, this 4×4 remains in excellent condition throughout and is complimented by a long list of optional equipment, including: six passenger seating, a full LED exterior lighting kit, a centre console with backlit switches and map light, rear cargo tie downs, front mud flaps, a six-ton jack, insulated walls, steel guards over the headlights and taillights, and a full size spare wheel mounted at the rear.
Also equipped is a primary 40-gallon fuel tank, a further armour upgrade, heated front seats, heated windshield, an upgraded Alpine audio system, battery charge system with auto-eject, an exterior and interior intercom, custom 80-gallon secondary fuel tank with auto transfer flow pump and military window trim on all of the glass.
This example finished in Matte Granite Grey has been specified with Terradyne’s off-road package, which includes FOX shocks, a WARN 16.5ti winch with 16,500lb pull capacity and 90 feet of wire rope, closed system winching components from Factor 55, front differential lock and an on-board high-output air compressor.
Fitted as standard equipment on all Gurkha Civilian Edition builds, the 20-inch wheels have internal bead locks to safely allow for lower tyre pressures to help increase traction. Other standard features include remote power door locks, a reverse camera and rear proximity sensors.
Edward Lovett, founder of Collecting Cars, said:
“This Terradyne Gurkha has an unusual blend of bulletproof armour and a luxuriously trimmed cabin, and is another great representation of the variety of vehicles on Collecting Cars from around the world. Consigned by our team in Canada, this is a fun, capable and attention-grabbing 4×4 with bragging rights comparable to any hypercar on the market today.”
To bid on this lot or find out more information, visit Collecting Cars.
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For buyers, the premium on auction lots is levied at just 5% + VAT – substantially lower than traditional auction houses, which typically charge 12% or more – and is capped at £6,000. On hammer prices above £100,000 this means that the buyer’s premium is even less than 6%.