Over the next year, Ritchie Bros.’ GovPlanet marketplace will sell hundreds of U.S. Marine Corps (non-DLA) ITV and MTVR vehicles. The first five of each were sold on March 20 to considerable fanfare, as more than 120,000 people logged on to GovPlanet to check out the vehicles.
The M1161 ITV “Growler” is a 4x4 “jeep-style” vehicle with a Navistar 2.8L diesel, 132-horsepower engine. It is approximately 13.5 ft. long, 5 ft. wide, and 6 ft. high. The ITV was developed by the American Growler company in 1999 and entered into service with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 as a utility, scout, or fast-attack vehicle.
The first five ITVs sold on March 20 received more than 4,200 bids and sold for a combined US$190,900, with the most expensive one selling for US$47,700 to a buyer from Texas.
This ITV “Growler” sold on March 20 for US$47,700. The next set of ITVs sell on March 27.
The MTVR is a 6x6, seven-ton cargo truck with a Cat C12 diesel, 410-horsepower engine. It is approximately 26 ft. long, 8 ft. wide, and 11.5 ft. high. The MTVR entered into production in 2005 and is still in regular operation with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as a prime mover for the M777 howitzer, as well as troops, fuel, water, and a wide variety of other equipment.
This MTVR vehicle sold on March 20 for US$35,000. The next set of MTVRs sell on March 27.
The first five MTVRs received more than 550 bids and sold for a combined $149,300, with the most expensive one selling for US$35,000 to a buyer from Montana. The next set of ITVs and MTVRs will be sold on Wednesday, March 27. Visit govplanet.com/growlers for the latest info.