What is a New Jersey steelyard doing with a tank?

Part snow crawler, part tank, this V8-powered monstrosity has been for sale by a New Jersey steelyard for some time now. So how did an armored crawler ended up in the Garden State?

What is a New Jersey steelyard doing with a tank?

The eBay listing for the Tucker SnoCat is bereft of most details about its heritage or an explanation for the logo on the side door, saying only its a V8-powered beast of indeterminate age and "custom armer."

The New Jersey lot wants $5 shy of $14,000 for its beast; we tried to get in touch with the owner about how an Apocalypse-ready snow crawler landed near the Atlantic seaboard, but haven't heard back.