2022 GMC Hummer Edition 1 VIN 001 to Sell at Auction Sooner Than Expected

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It has become a habit for carmakers to auction off the first example of whatever new and revolutionary car they make at a given time. American carmakers are doing it, so do the foreign ones, and chances are this trend will not stop anytime soon.
General Motors’ GMC is one of the less visible brands still out there. The maker of rebranded trucks and SUVs had nothing really important to show off over the past few years, so it’s only natural it’s betting a lot on the upcoming, high-profile electric Hummer.

The massive electric vehicle is expected to become available in the fall of this year, with something called the Edition 1 taking center stage. The three-motor setup envisioned for it should be capable of delivering 1,000 horsepower and an acceleration time to 60 mph of three seconds.

Being a special version of its usual self, Edition 1 is equipped with CrabWalk, air suspension, 18-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, and an Infinity Roof with removable transparent panels, among other goodies.

The price for a commercially available GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is set at a mind-blowing $112,595, but that didn’t stop 10,000 people from placing orders for it as of December 2020.

Officially, production of the Edition 1 is not scheduled to begin until later this year, yet somehow auction house Barrett-Jackson said this week the very first one, VIN 001, would be sold during its Scottsdale, Arizona auction in March. All the proceeds will go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The Hummer will be accompanied on the stage by the first retail production 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette.

“We are excited to be partnering with General Motors again as they auction two of their most historic and coveted halo vehicles,” said in a statement Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson.

“The recently introduced GMC Hummer EV and the mid-engine Corvette represent the cutting-edge technology and design being forged by the American automaker today. The sale of these two vehicles is destined to be among the most anticipated auctions of this year.”
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