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While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

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Military Machines: 1960 Daimler Ferret

Posted August 18, 2011 8:00 AM by dstrohl

One of the more unusual vehicles to show up at our cruise night last week was the 1960 Daimler Ferret that Andrew Shedden brought over from Brunswick, New York, and used to claim the Favorite Truck award. As you can see, Andrew spent most of the evening not just explaining what it was, but also giving kids a chance to check it out up close. Andrew shot us an email recently with a little more on his Ferret:

"My ferret is a mk 2/3 FV701H which is one of several variations with upgraded armor and a turret with a 30 cal light machine gun. The transmission is a preselector "fluid flywheel" with 5 speeds forward and reverse. Top speed is 55 mph forward OR reverse. The engine is a Rolls Royce B60 6 cylinder water cooled engine with a swept volume of 4.26L. This produces 129bhp @3750rpm. (approx 35 hp per ton) Vehicle weight is approximately 8600lbs. Crew of 2. (driver and commander)."

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08/21/2011 9:52 PM

A driver and a commander?

Honestly, who is the boss?

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08/23/2011 12:02 AM

Can it run on hydrogen?

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08/23/2011 8:19 AM

a very sexy machine... I love it! I wish I had one parked outside with my suv. :)

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