The brand name “Hummer” has become synonymous with rugged off-road vehicles, tested in battle and popularized in Hollywood films. Much like its predecessor, the Jeep, the Humvee used by the U.S. military was tailor-made for conflict situations and proved its mettle in Operation Desert Storm. AM General ultimately sold the brand name to General Motors in 1998, before GM introduced the H2 in 2003, which was slightly longer and taller than the original H1 and was better-suited for everyday driving, with a full complement of luxury amenities. Built under license by AM General with a 6.0-liter V8, it shares a platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon but is no less off-road capable than its predecessor and has been used in a variety of applications, from the Dakar Rally to disaster relief.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
325 bhp, 6.0-liter V8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, torsion beam front suspension with coil springs, trailing arm rear suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 122.6".
Source: RM Auctions
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