The tank-like 2009 Howe & Howe Ripsaw tracked car featured in “The Destiny of the Livid” is headed to public sale. It is scheduled to cross the block at Mecum’s Indianapolis public sale on Might 20.
Even in a film that included a stampeded of remote-controlled automobiles, a Soviet submarine, and the silver-screen debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Ripsaw stood out. It is one in every of a collection of small tracked automobiles developed by brothers Mike and Geoff Howe.
Along with its look within the eighth “Quick and Livid” film, this Ripsaw was additionally used within the “G.I. Joe” motion pictures produced by Common Studios, the identical studio that does the “Quick” franchise.
Energy is offered by a Common Motors Duramax LBZ 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8, which turns the tracks by means of an Allison transmission. Prime velocity is estimated at about 60 mph—not dangerous for a car on tracks.
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The Ripsaw price over $750,000 to construct, in keeping with Mecum, however the public sale home solely expects a $150,000 to $180,000 hammer worth. So when you’ve had your eye on one in every of these automobiles, now’s the possibility to scoop one up at a “relative” discount worth.
Whereas it’s distinctive among the many scores of automobiles featured within the “Quick and Livid” saga, the tenth installment of which reaches theaters Might 19, the Ripsaw is not as iconic as automobiles just like the 1994 Toyota Supra pushed by Paul Walker in 2001’s “The Quick and the Livid,” which offered for $560,000 at public sale in 2021. It is not as sensible both. The Ripsaw is being provided on a invoice of sale, and sure cannot be licensed for highway use.