I lived in Berlin for a few years, army brat, and this was very common. When a new complex was being built next door we would get the ‘Another bomb found, followed standard practice’ siren. It was daily for while.
Sure it could and probably will end badly. However getting a running vehicle for under 3k? Don’t try to go concourse correct on it and throw some money at repairs and you have an interesting ride for a short time. If it self destructs, boneyard bound.
“What is right with my Holy Grail Jeep, it starts.”
While two wheeled death machines are not my thing, this one has aged well and seems to be have not been abused. 2900 is a good point to start as the article asks.
I was searching within 200 miles of my home. The same vehicles were starting under 10k.
At about 8:50 you can see the typical owner of a Grosser.