You Can Now Buy a Fully-Restored Sherman Tank

Here's how much it'll cost you.
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Madeline, our beautiful baby. (YouTube)

Madeline, our beautiful baby. (YouTube)

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy a beautifully refurbished and fully-functional Sherman tank named Madeline is currently slipping through your fingers. The model M4A2E8 tank is currently up for auction on eBay, but time is dwindling — assuming this beauty's $550,000 price tag hasn't already ripped the opportunity from your hands. 

Even if you're reading this and happen to have serious dough to blow, you're probably thinking, "Why would I buy an outdated and demilitarized tank when there are so many other cooler vehicles to buy?"  Well, you have a point. With that kind of cash, you could buy a Ferrari California for the relatively modest price of $200,000. Or you could splurge on a brand spankin' new Lamborghini Aventador for $400,000. Hell, you could really swing for the big leagues and buy the 2003 classic Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren for $455,000. 

But guess what: The Situation has a California, Bieber just bought an Aventador, Donald Trump owns a Benz, and all three of these guys are the opposite of fun. Don't be that guy. Buy the tank instead. It'll set yourself apart, you'll own a piece of history, but above all, can you imagine the shock value of rolling up to pick up a date for a night on the town in a tank? 

If you need more coaxing, watching Madeline in action will make this purchase truly irresistible.

It's a priceless opportunity. Go fetch, boy.  

h/t Popular Mechanics