More than 70 people entered a bidding war to buy an abandoned Cold War-era missile silo complex in North Dakota — take a look at the property

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Sprint Missile bunker.
  • A decommissioned Cold War missile silo in North Dakota was up for auction on Tuesday.

  • The site has 14 launch sites for Sprint missiles, which were designed as the last line of defense against Soviet weapons.

  • Despite 70 bidders, the price only reached $52,500, which the seller rejected.

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A piece of Cold War history went up for auction in North Dakota on Tuesday.

Decommissioned in the 1970s, the Remote Sprint Launcher 4 is a time capsule in need of repair. Other Cold War era missile silos have appeared for sale around the country in the last year, including in Arizona, Kansas, and New Jersey.

The 50 acre property has not officially sold yet, as the seller and bidders negotiate on an acceptable price. In the meantime, see what it looks like now.

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Overhead view.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

Volonchenko Missile Base Layout_0
Volonchenko Missile Base Layout_0

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

Sprint Missile bunker.

Pifer’s Auction & Realty – Moorhead, MN

North Dakota Sprint missile
North Dakota Sprint missile

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