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Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by Stercutus » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:30 am

The Growler is a lesser known tactical vehicle that was designed to be deployed with the Osprey. The USMC spent stupid amounts of money buying them. They make a good lightweight off road vehicle. Getting one street legal might be quite the uphill battle depending upon where you live. So far as I know they were crash tested. Makes a great off-road vehicle and be much better than an ATV or Gator.


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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by TacAir » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am

Looks like a chopped M-151.

Good luck on getting spare parts. For that kind of jack, an ATV is the better long term choice.
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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by woodsghost » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:43 am

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Looks like a chopped M-151.

Good luck on getting spare parts. For that kind of jack, an ATV is the better long term choice.
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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by raptor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:41 pm

As an ATV at the right price this would be great. The starting bid is $5,000 and likely to go higher. That said you can get a brand new entry level ATV for $7,500.

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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by Stercutus » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:07 pm

With 145HP diesel and a curb weight over 5K pounds it is going to be bit more capable than most ATVs. It is very much like an extended Jeep. The USMC often drove them remotely and used them as pack mules to haul gear and light artillery and mortar pieces.


IDK anything about parts availability but imagine it will be tough. When I said they paid stupid amounts for them I wasn't kidding. I think the per unit cost by the end of the program life was over a $1M USD. So if you ever wanted a million dollar vehicle here is your chance.
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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by woodsghost » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:41 pm

Stercutus wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:07 pm
With 145HP diesel and a curb weight over 5K pounds it is going to be bit more capable than most ATVs. It is very much like an extended Jeep. The USMC often drove them remotely and used them as pack mules to haul gear and light artillery and mortar pieces.


IDK anything about parts availability but imagine it will be tough. When I said they paid stupid amounts for them I wasn't kidding. I think the per unit cost by the end of the program life was over a $1M USD. So if you ever wanted a million dollar vehicle here is your chance.
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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by flybynight » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:01 pm

So has anyone seen how much they are actually selling for?
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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by Stercutus » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:17 pm

flybynight wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:01 pm
So has anyone seen how much they are actually selling for?
Nope, those are the first ones offered.
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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by raptor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:00 pm

It is an auction and the opening bid is $5000. They are in good shape and this one claims less than 500 miles.

Not a clue but using the opening bid price they are expecting x5 typically but who knows.

On another aspect $1mm for that hoopdee?! Geez you could buy and throw away a dozen jeeps and still pocket $700,000 in change.

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Re: Surplus Growlers Hitting the Civilian Market

Post by boskone » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:31 pm

I kinda want one. Not enough to actually buy one (if I had $5k, I have far better uses), but I still kinda want one.
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It is an auction and the opening bid is $5000. They are in good shape and this one claims less than 500 miles.

Not a clue but using the opening bid price they are expecting x5 typically but who knows.

On another aspect $1mm for that hoopdee?! Geez you could buy and throw away a dozen jeeps and still pocket $700,000 in change.
They probably started cheaper per vehicle, then the gov't started ordering fewer and fewer. Seems to be a recurring theme.

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