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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Are the vehicles registered?

All vehicles are sold unregistered, but many vehicles sold through our Minto showroom will include a 'blue slip' (NSW Roadworthy Certificate) that allows registration in NSW. Buyers can take the blue slip to a NSW Motor Registry, pick up number plates and then drive the vehicle away. Buyers should check requirements for any CTP insurances and other on-road costs prior to registration. Please note whilst the Land Rover 4x4’s may be sold with a blue slip, the Land Rover 6x6’s require a brown slip and therefore additional registration costs. Vehicles sold in states other than NSW will not be issued with a roadworthy certificate and it is the buyer's responsibility to familiarise themselves with any state legislations regarding requirements for registration and roadworthiness.

3. When's the next auction?

If there's no countdown clock on our website, the next auction is yet to be scheduled. To receive the auction dates and locations when they become available, make sure you've signed up for our mailing list.



4. Can I test drive the vehicles?

We encourage you to come and inspect the vehicles before you make your bid, but because they are unregistered they cannot be driven on the road. WH&S prohibits the use of vehicles by untrained/uninducted persons at our showroom.

5. How can I pick up my item?

Items are available to collect from the showroom at which the items were displayed. You can pick up the item yourself or arrange for a truck company, courier, or a mate to collect for you. Just make sure they've got a copy of your drivers license and a letter from you authorising them to collect on your behalf. All collections are handled by our auctioneer. Truck companies such as CEVA, Linfox, Bradbury Ruse Towing and Marshalls Tranport are familiar with our facilities and processes and can assist with your vehicle transport requirements.

6. Can these vehicles be exported?

The export of vehicles with military origins is controlled by Australian legislation. Buyers will need to submit an application to export controlled goods ( or call the Defence Export Control Office (DECO) on 1800 661 066 to ascertain if Export Approval is required.

7. Where can I learn about driving a 4WD?

Driving a 4WD is not like driving any other car and our ex-military Land Rovers are no ‘soft-roader’. For 4x4 driver training go to (

8. Can I buy outside of the auction?

Unfortunately we don't sell direct. All our vehicles are sold via online auction with a $9 reserve.

10. Do you offer servicing?

We don’t service or restore our vehicles, we do however sell some vehicles with a NSW Road Worthy Certificate. We recommend that all vehicles are serviced by a qualified mechanic when they are collected by the new owner. Please note due to Military servicing procedures, odometer reading listed may not be vehicle’s actual mileage. Please refer to the vehicle's 'Record of Service' book for service and maintenance history. There are a number of workshops that will service ex-military vehicles and equipment. A quick search online will show you the best options or you can refer to our service centre page.

11. Can I get the previous auction results?

We don't publish the auction results to respect the privacy of our buyers, but for indicative pricing go to  'How much do they cost' 


12. How do I pay?

All payments are made to our auctioneer. Payments can be made through direct funds transfer, credit card or bank cheque. No cash payments are available onsite. 


13. Why does AFM modify vehicles in some circumstances?

Many vehicles sold via AFM’s auctions are sold with a NSW Blue/Brown slip. For AFM to provide these documents the vehicle must comply with all applicable standards, directives and laws. AFM is also regularly inspected by the NSW RMS and given directives which we comply with.

For more information, specifically regarding the removal of protrusions, please see 4.1 BONNET SCOOPS AND PROJECTIONS of Vehicle Standards Bulletin 14: National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification.