The restoration specialist

BAIV (British American Infantry Vehicles) BV is a family business driven by expertise and history. Founded and run by Ivo Rigter Sr. and his son, Ivo Rigter Jr., the company is propelled by a shared commitment to supply, restore and service historic armoured Vehicles & tanks.

It started with a group of enthusiasts in the mid-’90s, however due to the expansion BAIV was founded as a company in 2012. Since its founding, BAIV has successfully completed a total of 236 serious restoration projects for clients all over the globe.

BAIV meets Tracks & Trade

The unique combination of Tracks & Trade and BAIV offers over 40 years of experience and a  worldwide network of collectors and enthusiasts.  Not only guarantees this the provenance of classic military vehicles but also offers potential restoration solutions and assistance in obtaining the necessary permits and licenses. This ensures safe and secure delivery of these vehicles to their new owners.

Restoration & maintenance

Over the decades, the BAIV team has invested a wealth of knowledge in the field of maintenance, restoration, and reconstructing of military armoured personnel carriers, half-tracks, tanks, and howitzers. As a result, we stand ready to assist you with identification, parts supply (including N.O.S. but a wide range  of high-quality reproductions), customizations and comprehensive support services. All available at our new, state-of-the-art 1.217 m2 (12.100 sq. ft) workshop of 1000 m2 in The Netherlands.

 If you have a vehicle in need of maintenance or a complete overhaul, BAIV is your trusted partner!

 And if you have recently acquired items through auctions and wish to have them professionally handled and restored, don't hesitate to reach out for a quote. We ensure that your historical treasures receive the care they deserve.

BAIV, where history comes to life! 

Technical support

 When it comes to technical support, BAIV got you covered. Our team of experts is always just a call away, ready to assist with any technical challenges you may face. From troubleshooting to seamless installations, we provide solutions that ensure your driving experiences will have minimal downtime. No matter how intricate your needs may be, we specialize in tailoring solutions to suit your unique requirements.

So if you want to sell your vehicle or collection, but they haven't been started or driven for many years; BAIV can get it all started up again which will increase the estimated value for the auction substantial.

 After being operational for over 80 years, these 'veterans' deserve the extra attention. 

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Ivo Rigter Sr.