OWNER: Sam Sturges of Tucson, AZ.
TANK: 1953 M-5 personnel carrier
ENGINE: 483 BBC (Blown and Injected)
HORSEPOWER: 1300 HP
TRANSMISSION: 545 Allison automatic 4spd
RUNNING GEAR: APC Tank (original)
FEATURES: air lift body, steers with neumatics
WEIGHT: 13,000 (est.)
TOP SPEED: 75 mph.
I had the opportunity to see this tank upclose, while it was sitting in Oklahoma, and it was intimidating even when it wasn't running; can you imagine it running at full throttle?
This tank has been featured on television. Sam drove it on a TV movie "Knight Rider 2000". During the movie, Sam ran the tank through a house while "chasing" after the badguys.
The tank resides in Tucson once again, and is owned and managed by Sturges Motorsports.
Going through a house trailer.