The tank is a Russian T-54 that was captured by Iraq from Syria during a battle in the cold war in 1967. It was brought into the United States were it was then made available for sale to the owner of our store. It was purchased for $25000 Canadian dollars. Most of the tank is original except for the barrel because it was not allowed into the country if it was still functional. The tank has also been repainted using tremclad paint, using colours as close to the original as possible.