Combat Engineer Tractor (CET)
The original push me pull me. A dash board, steering wheel and pedals facing in both directions. Which end is the front, answers on a postcard please.
Loads of fun and loads of power, the next step up, size, and driver comfort from the 43 , Abbott etc.
This particular example has done a whole 15 miles from new and still has the paint on the inside of the digging bucket. New price today is 30 million which is often the way prices go on short number production runs. As you would expect the tracks, road wheels and sprockets are in excellent as new condition. It’s possible to get these road legal with a bit of jiggers pokers, my personal one has a V5. I’m planning to promote Hamleys the big toy shop in London this Christmas by driving around regent street with the bucket full of presents and myself dressed as Santa, and Kate as Mummy Santa.
details from Wikipedia about these type of vehicles.
The FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor or C.E.T. is an amphibious specialist armoured vehicle of the British Army and has been in general service since 1976. A tracked, lightly armoured vehicle, with amphibious capability, the CET is used by Royal Engineers in ground preparation for bridge construction and towing activities in the front line of battle, such as digging vehicle fighting pits, constructing earthen barriers, repairing roads, recovery of disabled vehicles from water and other obstacles, preparing riverbanks for vehicle crossings and clearing obstacles.