The green army tank was filmed roaring through the streets of the capital yesterday – to the astonishment of pedestrians who stopped to snap photos.
Others appeared less impressed, with one woman waving her hands under her nose in an apparent reaction to the fumes.
Regardless, the tank does not have to pay the daily £12.50 ULEZ charge because it was built in 1965 and thus considered a ‘classic car’. Commercial vehicles over the age of 40 are able to take advantage of the loophole.
The Abbot Self-Propelled Gun was crewed by two men at the front, while two women sat above the turret wearing sunglasses and casual tops.
ortunately, the vehicle was more respectful of the laws of the road than most invading armies – stopping at traffic lights and indicating before taking a turn.
The tank belongs to a specialist tank experience company called Tanks-A-Lot.
While London has been hit by multiple anti-ULEZ protests since the zone’s expansion in August, but yesterday’s joyride is more likely to have been a jaunt by one of the firm’s customers.
MailOnline has contacted Tanks-A-Lot for comment.
The same tank drove through the West End on August 18 and was spotted on Dean Street, Oxford Street, St James and several other tourist hot spots.