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Exercise your right to be paranoid by buying this Terradyne Gurkha LAPV.

Whether you subscribe to one of the competing political narratives coming from either the hard right or hard left in America right now, or just want something badass in the garage, then we've found the perfect car to bid on via Bring A Trailer. It's a 2007 civilian version of the Terradyne Gurkha LAPV (Light Armored Patrol Vehicle) and is capable of deflecting anything from sharp words to 7.62 x 51 mm armor-piercing rounds.

Terradyne is a Canadian company and the LAPV is one of four Gurkha models the company offers. LAPV stands for Light Armored Patrol Vehicle and is primarily aimed at law enforcement, government agencies, private security, border patrol and as a tactical medic vehicle.

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The Terradyne Gurkha is a brute of a vehicle built on a Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis and powered by Ford's often forgotten modular 6.8-liter Triton V10 hooked up to an automatic transmission with a two-speed transfer case.

According to the listing, this one was previously owned by an Arizona arms collector that fitted it with Continental MTP 81 all-terrain run-flat tires, Fox Defense shocks with new coil springs, and a Flowmaster exhaust system. It has also been refinished in low-reflective battleship gray paint over a dark grey leather interior and currently comes on a reconstructed Oklahoma title.

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Inside, this one has air conditioning, Sony speakers with a remote subwoofer, a backup camera, ceiling-mounted spotlights, and an Apple iPad Pro in a custom mount so you can dodge bullets in reasonably well-appointed comfort.

With only 13,000 miles on the clock, this Terradyne Gurkha LAPV is barely broken in and will go for serious money. At the time of writing it's at $50,000 with 7 days to go, and we expect it reach near $100,000 if not a little more. It's on a "reconstructed" title because, according to the owner, the local licensing agency couldn't consolidate the fact the vehicle is on a Ford chassis and the body was manufactured in Canada.

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