So whats so special about THIS Tiger apart from it being still in the same place it fought 70 years ago?
Look at the wheels
This is a late-production Tiger, with steel road-wheels the same as used on the Tiger II ( the King Tiger ) and these steel wheels designed to survive better than the rubber tired dished ones under the huge weight DID survive better - the problem was that they tore hell out of the tracks!
In fact it was reported at the time that even off the roads the tracks were MORE worn on the inside than on the outside!!!!
Also of interest is that it is believed to have belonged to the Heavy SS Panzer Abteilung 503 and originally carried the number 231 on the side of its turret.
So an SS Panzer that fought in Normandy and survived ( for a short time ) the breakout from Falaise - now THAT makes it a special one!!