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The very last operational Centurion MK 7 bridge layer is the only tank left in the world of its kind that
is completely running and operational and it’s going up in an online auction situated on the Gold
Coast this Wednesday.

“We feel honoured to be able to auction such a unique piece of history featuring one of the rarest army tanks not only in Australia but the world and we feel responsibility in passing down its history to the next custodians,” said Mr Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“These tanks have been preserved and cherished by the current custodian and they will be remembered forever by their stories that will live on and be told for many generations to come,” Mr Hames continued.

These tanks are currently owned by a passionate Gold Coast local, where he currently operates rides for the public, and can learn about Australian War history first-hand in person.

“They changed my life, 10 years ago if you had of said to me that I was going to have a business with 25 tanks, I would have laughed and said you were crazy, but it’s the way that is gone and it’s given me a lot more than I have ever expected,” said the current custodian of the tanks.

These vehicles are extremely unique, and represent a timepiece in history, each with their own serial numbers and ARNs that are stamped around the vehicles. 

“The war memorial has records of these vehicles and the ARN has stayed with the vehicles and the tanks for its life. You can search the ARN and see that particular tank where it went to and at a particular time,” continued the current custodian.

“I hopes that these machines will be enjoyed by the next custodians, and that they will simply have fun with them and look after them,” he continued. 

The auction is currently published online, and it can be viewed by clicking here. 

Bidding is open now online and will close on Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 7:00pm. 

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Profile

Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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